Letter: ‘It is all about control’
So, what is the story on global warming? Is it man-made or is it a natural occurring cyclic thing caused by sunspot activity? An inconvenient truth about a book written by Al Gore with the same name reveals that he relies on the conclusions of a survey by history instructor Naomi Oreokes. In the survey, she cherry-picked 928 papers taken from what are reported to be respected scientific journals and claims that this represents the "universe of scientific literature."
Actually, about 11,000 articles were available at the time and the 928 papers represent less than one-tenth of them. A closer look at the 928 papers reveals that they do not even mention man-made global warming, let alone confirm the alarm of the drastic conclusions of the environmentalists’ project. Most of the papers did not produce any conclusions at all. Some merely assumed that rising CO2 levels from burning hydrocarbons would affect climate without any research findings. A British scientist states that only 13 of the papers actually fit the "consensus" view.
When we blindly accept the theory of man-made climate change, we come to flawed conclusions, the result of which has been spending billions of dollars unnecessarily on inconvenient lifestyle-altering changes.
The truth is this: It is all about control. Proponents of global warming are intent on regulating everything in our lives, based upon unproven science. This is not only something that will happen in the future, it is already present in the form of sustainable development espoused through county and city comprehensive plans.