Delegates have gone home from the global warming conference in Cancun, but it wasn’t before two important attendees set the record straight for the rest of the world.
Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow posted a 32-minute video giving a perspective on global warming that isn’t heard very much. Watch the video here. Dr. Roy Spencer and Lord Christopher Moncton, noted global warming skeptics, told the story in plain English as it really is.
Roy Spencer on uncertain science
Author of Climate Confusion and Blunder, Roy Spencer presented the side of the science. Spencer’s position represents the uncertainty voiced by scientists, whose tenor is daunted by the loud cries of alarmists. Those cries find foundation in the IPCC’s (International Panel of Climate Change) claims that global warming is certain and its consequences catastrophic. Both wrong.
Spencer charged further that the IPCC seeks the restriction of carbon-based fuels for political reasons, not scientific ones. Its conclusions are incorrect, unsupported by the science and challenged by questions that remain unresolved.
Lord Monckton on adaptation
Lord Christopher Monckton, who is not a scientist, knows enough about science to know that it’s “not done by head count.” The so-called science consensus is a myth proposed by politicians. He too believes that the IPCC is wrong and politically motivated.
Adaptation is Monckton’s mantra. That is, the world would do better by adapting to whatever climate change there may be, if any change at all. Pointing to the human aspects, Monckton propounds that poor countries would wallow in continuing poverty from restricted use of fuels for producing electricity. World economies would do better by helping to eradicate poverty rather than wasting money on mitigation that has little or no effect on climate.
Any good questions?
Two questions came from the audience. One was a real question, the other was irrational alarmism seeking air time.
Why should we believe the skeptics? Lord Monckton put that one to bed by saying that what the questioner had been hearing about global warming were statements made by politicians. Scientists simply don’t know, at least the ones who aren’t cooking the books or at the mercy of political funding.
Poor people are dying of global warming. We must save these people and mitigate now. The two panelists pounced on the alarmist statements. People are NOT dying of global warming because there hasn’t been any for the last 15 years!
End of argument.