As with all things it is the battle for the vocabulary that is often as important as the underlying condition. "Climate Change" is perhaps the more accurate term rather the "Global Warming." Of course, whatever you call it, I'll still pitch my tent with the scientific community rather than the Republicans in congress.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONd-Yk48R8E
Penn and Teller circa....2003~!!
Chrictons's 2004 fiction 'State of Fear' was what got me searching. After his book came out, watching the reaction from the usual suspects was telling. It was a book of fiction, but some of these guys (and gals )made it out to be Martin Luther's 95 Thesis against Indulgences....Underlying the novel is what he regards as 'the postmodern view of science' - that science is not a quest for knowledge and/or truth but another power struggle in which competing scientists are more likely to be influenced by self-interest and prejudice than by any objective evaluation of evidence..But even the Goracle spoke against this silly little fiction book in a US House committee panel!
Think about this for a minute 'cap and trade'. C'mon guys. This is a system that allows polluting corporations to pay a 'tax' ( indulgence ) and get to keep polluting. Sorry, friends, you dont have to be Penn and Teller to see that is BS. You dont have to be Martin Luther to figure that out, only honest enough to question the politicians and scientists that called people 'holocaust deniers' and stating emphatically 'the debate os over'..
...Chricton used the eugenics movement in the early 20th century to educate me on the perils of 'science' and 'politics'. It's not a bad book, but not one of his greats. I recommend it as a good study guide, but not gospel truth.