Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Greens and global warming on trial...

From The LA Times...The nation's largest business lobby wants to put the science of global warming on trial. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a rare public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change.Chamber officials say it would be "the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century" complete with witnesses, cross-examinations and a judge who would rule, essentially, on whether humans are warming the planet to dangerous effect."It would be evolution versus creationism," said William Kovacs, the chamber's senior vice president for environment, technology and regulatory affairs. "It would be the science of climate change on trial."...
Well no, Mr Kovacs. The Scopes trial was over an issue involving morality, racism and religion. This debate is purely scientific. It would be a definitive forum where the watching general public could view and listen to the competing arguments over the defining issues of our times. Bring it on...
...Exciting news ! More here... and from WuWT...
Do you support the idea of putting “global warming” on trial with the EPA?
After getting over 2200 responses over two days, I’ve closed the poll. Here are the results:
Yes 94% (2084 votes)
No 4% (87 votes)
Undecided 2% (51 votes)
Total Votes: 2222

9 comments:

naina said...

Global warming is affecting every country in some way or another. It’s high time that we take some steps or else it would get too late.

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Ayrdale said...

No no. Climate change is affecting every country. Get up to speed nana.

Kaboom said...

What naina said.

We are all going to be boiled like frogs from unrestrained Global Warming.

Not only that, but we won't be able to breathe.

Think of the children!

Anonymous said...

Ayrdale it's Naina not nana. And Naina's not talking nonsense. Neither is naina nattering needlessly.
"It’s high time that we take some steps or else it would get too late."
Here, here !

Anonymous said...

...or is it Hear, Hear ?

Kaboom said...

Ayrdale, I need to ask you some technical blog questions.

Would you mind sending a blank e to kaboom.debate@gmail.com, so that I may correspond? I am such an idiot that I cannot find your contact details.....

MK said...

Who's the judge going to be, not some leftist gasbag i hope.

Ayrdale said...

2 judges MK. Me and Kaboom.

Kaboom said...

That would indeed be interesting.

Science inevitably comes under the scrutiny of the Law, be it legislative requirements (ban CFC's!), punishment (you used a YELLOW fire extinguisher to put out that fire???), determination of property rights (you don't want to see windfarms in Nantucket Sound, Senator?) petty crime (eco-vandalism and graffiti is excusable if it is for a CAUSE), and almost every aspect of human endeavour will find itself before a Court of Law before too long.

I think that lawyers determining the vagaries of scientific prognostications can only be a very good thing - especially where the scientists have completely lost sight of their overarching Law, the Scientific Method.