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‘Because I Say So’ is Not Scientific Evidence of Anthropogenic Global Warming

It seems that those promoting Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) believe they are royalty from the movie A Knight’s Tale.

It is also possible that the institutional innovation that has been the I.P.C.C. has run its course. Yes, there will be an AR5 but for what purpose? The I.P.C.C. itself, through its structural tendency to politicize climate change science, has perhaps helped to foster a more authoritarian and exclusive form of knowledge production

Recall the scene where Prince Edward tells the crowd of people about William Thatcher’s supposed family history (at 07:00 mark):

What a pair we make, hmm? Both trying to hide who we are. Both unable to do so.

Your men love you. If I knew nothing else about you, that would be enough. But you also tilt when you should withdraw. And that is knightly too.

Release him.

He may appear to be of humble origins. But my personal historians have discovered that he is descendant from an ancient royal line.  This is my word.   And as such is beyond contestation.

Now, if I may repay the kindness you once showed me. Take a knee.

This is exactly what the AGW minions have been saying all along. “This is my word. And, as such, is beyond contestation.” Which was just a nicer way of saying “because I say so”.

Imagine Al Gore as Prince Edward stating “It may appear that there is no man caused global warming.  But my personal ‘scientists’ have discovered that there is, indeed, warming and that it is, indeed, caused by man.  This is my word.  And, as such, is beyond contestation.”

Funny thing though… We don’t live in a movie, nor do we live in a time where royalty got away with the “because I say so” excuse. Someone needs to inform those in the AGW crowd of this. They seem to be living in their own little fantasy world.


November 27, 2009 , 8:50PM - Posted by | Communism, Global Warming, Liberalism, Socialism

1 Comment

  1. Climategate Foretold…
    “• What is the current scientific consensus on the conclusions reached by Drs. Mann, Bradley and Hughes? [Referring to the hockey stick propagated in UN IPCC 2001 by Michael Mann.]
    Ans: Based on the literature we have reviewed, there is no overarching consensus on MBH98/99. As analyzed in our social network, there is a tightly knit group of individuals who passionately believe in their thesis. However, our perception is that this group has a self-reinforcing feedback mechanism and, moreover, the work has been sufficiently politicized that they can hardly reassess their public positions without losing credibility.”
    AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE ‘HOCKEY STICK’ GLOBAL CLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION, also known as The Wegman report was authored by Edward J. Wegman, George Mason University, David W. Scott, Rice University, and Yasmin H. Said, The Johns Hopkins University with the contributions of John T. Rigsby, III, Naval Surface Warfare Center, and Denise M. Reeves, MITRE Corporation.

    Comment by artesian1 | November 28, 2009 , 7:13AM

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