‘Don’t Demonize the Messenger!’
Once again, we have the green movement feigning innocence and that familiar message,’ Nothing to see here people, please move on.’
Elizabeth E. May is the co-author with Zoe Caron of Global Warming for Dummies and leader of the Green Party of
Canada. So its no wonder that the National Post printed this article she wrote for them Thursday, March 11th, 2010:
‘Climate scientists are ethical and honest. They just happen to have some bad news.’
Here are a few quotes from that post I thought was worth mentioning. If you like to read the article, just go here :
Climate scientists are now in a maelstrom of competing caricatures. In the Post last week, Patrick Keeney ( “Trust us, we’re experts,” March 5) described them as schemers, cooking the books, using PR and spin. Those who wish to believe the climate crisis is not the result of human activity herald as heroes scientists who disagree with the consensus view, while others deride them as corrupt.
The truth is that scientists are a bunch of different kinds of people. They tend toward knowing their own area of work in depth, having a distrust of politics and media, and possessing a healthy degree of skepticism.
They are also ethical, hard working and honest. The literature is rife with differing opinions, but these differences are on the edges of the science. No legitimate dispute remains about the fact that we have changed the chemistry of the atmosphere and that the results are already being witnessed in a destabilized climate…. There is no explanation for this other than human activity.
Their Climate Research Unit focuses on paleo-climatology — the painstaking attempt to reconstruct a temperature record from proxy data, such as tree rings. Having read the stolen email record, it is clear that the out of context sentences given such overblown coverage do not suggest any dishonesty.
Is there really any message here ? Elizabeth May says that climate scientists have a distrust of politics and possess skepticism.
She obviously never heard of James Hansen. James Hansen possesses neither a distrust of politics or any visible skepticism. James Hansen, leading science member of GISS, is a political activist and who recently was involved with Daryl Hannah in a protest at Coal River Mountain, a site designed for coal mining.
Elizabeth May is purposefully misdirecting the reader to false conclusions. There wasn’t a shred of truth in any of this article.
If there is any messenger who deserves to be demonized, that would be the writer of this article, Elizabeth May, Leader of Canada’s own Green Party.