And a "Sting" is a great definition of the preposterous hodge-podge of flimflammery the Waxman-Markey Bill piles onto a pliant American Sheeple trusting in Obama's "Hope and Change" pixie dust. But a more serious country, unlike the sad Dominion to the north of the USA, is Australia, which retains a non-frivolous attitude toward the latest fashionable excesses in science fiction such as Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Ian Plimer is Australia's most respected "Earth Scientist" and the publication of his new book, Heaven and Earth, so effectively demolishes the superficial computer modelling and ridiculous Gore-bot hyperbolic hysteria that have characterized much of the AGW debate around the planet that Australia's Senate is poised to reject some "Cap-and-Trade" legislation along the lines of the Waxman gibberish now making its way through the legislative charades overseen & supervised by the Twin Terrors, Pelosi and Dingy Harry Reid. Here's a sum-up of our Australian betters on this issue:
Andrew Bolt, who has been leading the charge against the global warming hysteria for years, notes that Fielding's investigation "could blow apart the great global warming scare."[emphases above my own]
Fielding went to the US to assess the American evidence for global warming at close quarters. As Melbourne's Age reported on June 4:
Senator Fielding said he was impressed by some of the data presented at the [US Heartland Institute's] climate change skeptics' conference: namely that, although carbon emissions had increased in the last 10 years, global temperature had not.
He said scientists at the conference had advanced other explanations, such as the relationship between solar activity and solar energy hitting the Earth to explain climate change.
Fielding has issued a challenge to the Obama White House to rebut the data. It will be a novel experience for them, as Fielding is an engineer and has an Australian's disregard for self-important government officials.[edit. note: Sadly, most Americans are now afflicted by the Sheeple gene and bow like Obama to self-important apodictic anti-American dictators, be they foreign heads-of-state or in House & Senate Committees] Here is how The Age described his challenge:Senator Fielding emailed graphs that claim the globe had not warmed for a decade to Joseph Aldy, US President Barack Obama's special assistant on energy and the environment, after a meeting on Thursday…. Senator Fielding said he found that Dr. Aldy and other Obama administration officials were not interested in discussing the legitimacy of climate science.
Telling an Australian you're not interested in the legitimacy of your position is a red rag to a bull. So here is what Fielding concluded:Until recently I, like most Australians, simply accepted without question the notion that global warming was a result of increased carbon emissions. However, after speaking to a cross-section of noted scientists, including Ian Plimer, a professor at the University of Adelaide and author of Heaven and Earth, I quickly began to understand that the science on this issue was by no means conclusive…. As a federal senator, I would be derelict in my duty to the Australian people if I did not even consider whether or not the scientific assumptions underpinning this debate were in fact correct.
What Fielding's questioning represents is just the tip of the kangaroo's tail. He speaks for a growing number of Australians who will no longer take green propaganda on trust.
And that's what makes Plimer so influential—not just his credibility as a scientist, but the righteous certainty with which he dismisses man-made global warming as an unscientific dogma. He writes: "The Emissions Trading Scheme legislation poises Australia to make the biggest economic decision in its history"—Australia generates 80% of its electricity from coal, which would essentially be outlawed—"yet there has been no scientific due diligence. There has never been a climate change debate in Australia. Only dogma."
Plimer is not a "skeptic," a term which would imply that he merely has a few doubts about the global warming claims. Instead, he rejects the whole myth outright, and this seems to have emboldened and liberated a great many Australians who were already chafing under global warming conformity. As Plimer puts it:[T]here are a large number of punters [Australian for "customers" or "gamblers"—in this case, skeptical customers who may or may not buy what the government's selling] who object to being treated dismissively as stupid, who do not like being told what to think, who value independence, who resile from personal attacks and have life experiences very different from the urban environmental atheists attempting to impose a new fundamentalist religion. Green politics have taken the place of failed socialism and Western Christianity and impose fear, guilt, penance, and indulgences onto a society with little scientific literacy.
Australia is not that different from America. If a shift in public opinion against the global warming dogma can happen on one side of the earth, it can happen on the other—especially when the US edition of Plimer's book, scheduled for July 1, hits the stands.
His role, Plimer says, is to show "that the emperor has no clothes." After three decades of relentless global warming propaganda, it's about time.
Plimer's book comes out on my birthday and I will move heaven and earth to get my hands on it for a birthday present.
Hopefully, American religious dogmatism on Climate Hysteria will be outed as a complete hoax, along with other Obama con-games, such as his Health Care hyperbolic hysteria.
One can hope and pray, and only wish.....