If you watch Al Gore’s videos on global warming and John Coleman’s responses, they both have a lot of very convincing charts. Since I’m not a scientist, I’m likely to believe whichever I’ve seen last.
I mean…they both have charts!
So I can’t tell you which of these theories…or rather hypotheses…are true.
The only thing that’s obvious from these charts and statistics is that one of these men is lying to us.
When someone is telling the truth, they often have no motive besides passing on information. It’s human instinct to teach and pass on the truth.
When someone is lying they have some other goal, some ulterior motive behind the lie.
Assuming that the global-warming-is-a-hoax folks are lying to us, the motive is obvious. The message in the first video is clear, “You do not need to change your lifestyle in light of this so-called “evidence”. We encourage you to keep driving your cars, keep consuming whatever you want in whatever quantities you want, keep living your consumerist lifestyle because it has no affect on the environment.” Why would a group work so hard to propagate this message? Who would suffer so much if we started reducing CO2 emissions, that they might want spend large amounts of money to fight the idea. Who is it going to hurt if we take gas cars off the road, reduce pollution, and start caring for our atmosphere?
If this is true…and I’m not saying it is…but if this is true, the obvious answer is “big business”. All of them…or any of them who would have to pay huge amounts of money to clean up their act to reduce CO2 emissions…any of them who would lose money if gas stopped being used…thing energy company, car companies, gas companies…those would be my big three targets…all multi-billion dollar industries.
Now let’s look at the other side. Assuming that the global-warming folks are lying to us, the motive is elusive. If the climate is not in crisis, then Al Gore, et al., are spending millions of dollars wastefully to clean up the environment which isn’t in peril in the first place. Why would they do such a thing? Who would possibly profi from the Global Warming Hoax?
The only people I can possibly think of that would profit from a global-warming hoax are university professors that have grants to research it. If one has spent one’s lifetime in an effort to prove global warming and suddenly realizes that one is chasing a dead end, it doesn’t seem to far a stretch to accuse them of fudging the data so that one’s grant money would keep pouring in.
Again, I’m not saying that this is true…but it is a plausible reason to propagate this lie: so that university professors and post-doctoral students would not get their funding cut.
Now let’s compare. Which group do you think would would me more likely to spend the vast resources necessary to propagate such a huge lie? Which group would be more likely to spend millions of dollars to lobby congress to enact legislature based on this lie?
Do you think that a dozen billion-dollar corporations have more to profit by lying to you or a dozen universit-level environmental departments stand to gain more by lying to you?