The Carbon Footprint: How to Tell the Liars

No one needs to become an expert in climate science. In your daily life, you don’t have to take a two-year course in auto mechanics to make decisions about your car. You just develop a sense for who is honest and competent and who is only one of the two, and who is neither. At this point, with both the media hoopla and the media cover-ups, it’s hard to separate the liars from the dupes, from the few honest scientists who might still be there. Here is one easy way to assess the good faith of participants in the Copenhagen conference:

The conference is supposedly about reducing carbon emissions. The quickest way, the surest way, the best known way, also the cheapest, is nuclear energy. Are they talking about nuclear energy at the conference or not? If they are not, the meeting is not about reducing the carbon footprint. It’s about some other agenda.

The only credible thing in Copenhagen is Bjorn Lomborg’s Consensus Center. Lomborg is this rare thing, a repentant environmental activist. He had been trying to show his former accomplices where Western money would better spent than on reducing our so-called carbon footprint.

If the Copenhagen CO2 conference succeeds, we will have a rare historical event: Future generations may be able to date precisely the reversal of the uninterrupted growth in wealth and human welfare going back to the end of the 19th century.

If you insist on learning the real science of climate studies on your own, free of cheating, you should active the “Climate change” link on my front page. It takes you to an honest and critical website called, “Watts Up.”

About Jacques Delacroix

I am a sociologist, a short-story writer, and a blogger (Facts Matter and Notes On Liberty) in Santa Cruz, California.
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2 Responses to The Carbon Footprint: How to Tell the Liars

  1. Prem Joshi says:

    Science and Math has not been a priority in US schools for a long time. C + O2 = CO2 + Energy. This equation is reversible. To put carbon safely back into the ground we will need energy to crack the Carbon dioxide CO2 + Energy = C + O2. Mother nature has been doing this from the Big Bang days by Photosynthesis. The Sun provides the energy, and that is Nuclear Energy. (heat and light).

    So if we want more clean energy, go Nuclear. If we want to reduce production of CO2, CAP and TRADE is not efficient. I agree with James Hansen ‘s view in his article CAP and FADE. Read,

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/12/07-4… See More

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