Ignoring Expert Advice is the Only JunkScience

Mon, 2007-11-26 12:03Kevin Grandia
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Ignoring Expert Advice is the Only JunkScience

Found this little gem of information over at the John Locke Foundation's blog advocating that we just ignore the findings of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change all together.

Excerpted from the astro-turf king himself, Steve “the junkman” Milloy's site, it appears that the climate denial crowd is fitting their bill entirely now, with what can only be labeled as total and outright denial.

Milloy states that:

Oh, and did I mention that the UN says we only have seven years to end the growth of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and 40 years to stop them entirely if we are to avoid killing as many as one-fourth of the planet’s species? I’d be scared too, if I didn’t know that this is the very same UN that just admitted to inflating the African AIDS epidemic — thereby maximizing the public panic feeding its fundraising efforts…”

This is where the likes of Milloy and the John Locke Foundation are stuck. The IPCC is an organizational body coraling together what the best and the brightest researchers are saying about the realities of climate change - it is not the United Nation's science.

But it does make for nice PR spin, much in the same way Milloy and others try to label climate science as Al Gore's science.

Climate science is neither Al Gore's or the United Nations, but by labeling it as such Milloy and others can easily convince those who don't like Al Gore or distrust the United Nations into making the illogical leap to believing that the science of global warming is somehow a hoax.

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