Thursday, September 03, 2009
The politics of global warming
The global warming arena has taken on all the colors of a global tort case with hapless poor nations in Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific playing the role of the injured party goaded on by slick ambulance chasing tort lawyers in the form of the global warmists. Both of these parties are motivated to overstate the pain and suffering allegedly thrust upon the poor nations because that simultaneously ensures continued funding for the warmists and maximizes the possible payoffs to the poor nations. Objectrive scientific inquiry and scientific honesty are forced to take a back seat when large amounts of money are at stake.