Junk science is growing very rapidly in many fields. This is a big and growing problem for Christians because this ideologically driven junk science is frequently used to undermine Faith especially of the young. This is evident from the effects of Darwinism in Biology and Origin of Life Research, Freudianism in Psychology and Cognitive Studies, Marxism in Economics and Political Science and on and on. While not directly related to Christian Faith, right now junk science is nowhere more blatantly evident then in Climatology with the growth of anthropogenic global warming ideology.
However this has been a terrible month for those who still assert that human produced CO2 emissions are causing global warming. First one of the world’s leading climate modelers and an author of the United Nations IPCC report on global warming told an audience of 1500 climate scientists at the World Climate Conference in Geneva, Switzerland that new research indicates that the recent global cooling trend is likely to continue for the next 10 to 20 years. Not only that, Mojib Latif went further and admitted that this change in the global climate had nothing to do with human activity but was instead the result of “natural cyclical processes.”
From the stand point of the credibility of the global warming argument an even more damaging revelation came this week. When researchers recently asked to review the original climate data that the IPCC report was based on, they were refused access to the data. However they persisted with their request and it has now been claimed that the original data upon used to produce the IPCC report, which is the foundation stone of the global warming argument, can not be reviewed because it has been destroyed. It was further revealed that the original data had been altered by merging it with other data in order to ”homogenized” it. In other words the original data was taken, manipulated and then the original data was destroyed so that the original data can no longer be examined by researchers. Consequently it is claimed that skeptics can no longer examine the raw data to see if its analysis really supports the conclusions of global warming claimed by the IPCC.
This is not the way science is done. It is the way scientific frauds are done. This puts policy makers such as President Obama, who are pushing for sweeping legislation to massively change the world’s economy through “Cap and Trade” and other measures, to be advocating their position based on scientific claims that cannot be verified. If the data really supported the global warming alarmists’ claims, is it believable that they would have deliberately destroyed their proof? The much more likely explanation is that the evidence was destroyed to prevent the exposure of one of the greatest scientific frauds in history.
1. “World Will Cool For The Next Decade,” by Fred Pearce, New Scientist, September 12, 2009, p.10.
2. “The Dog Ate Global Warming,” by Patrick Michaels, National Review Online, September 23, 2009.