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Apollo Astronaut Says Global Warming Alarmists are Committing Fraud
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 5, 2014 @ 12:10 pm In The Point | 42 Comments
Once upon time we reached for the stars. Now we have no more space program, thanks to Obama, but we have recycling programs everywhere while grants are given to any scientist willing to claim that the sky is falling.
It’s important sometimes to look back and consider what the environmentalists have taken away from us with their massive ecoscam.
“Since about 2000, I looked farther and farther into it,” Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham said. “I found that not one of the claims that the alarmists were making out there had any bearings, whatsoever. And, so, it was kind of a no-brainer to come to the conclusion.”
Cunningham rejects the notion of man-made climate, not only as fact – but also as even qualifying as an actual “theory”:
“In the media, it was being called a theory. Obviously, they didn’t know what it means to be a theory.”
“If we go back to the warmist hypothesis – not a theory, but, a hypothesis – they’ve been saying from the very beginning that carbon dioxide levels are abnormally high, that higher levels of carbon dioxide are bad for humans, and they thought warmer temperatures are bad for our world, and they thought we were able to override natural forces to control the earth’s temperature. So, as I’ve looked into those, that’s the problem that I’ve found, because I didn’t find any of those to be correct – and, they certainly were not a theory, it was just their guess at what they wanted to see in the data they were looking at.”
Cunningham urges Americans to look at the data and decide for themselves, instead of taking anyone else’s word for it:
“You go out and take a look at it and you find out that a lot of it is pure nonsense and wishful thinking on the part of the alarmists who are looking for more and more money to fall into their hands.”
“If you go back and you look at the data that has been well-documented over the years, you can look and see, for example, that right now both carbon dioxide and temperature are simultaneously at one of the lowest levels in at least the last 600-800 million years. The last time they were both together at this low a level, more or less, was 300 million years ago, and if you go back go back about 500-600 million years ago, carbon dioxide was 15 times higher than what it is now. So, what I’m getting at is this, the history shows you that most of this is just plain nonsensical today.”
“To me, it’s almost laughable, it’s the biggest fraud in the field of science, certainly in my lifetime, maybe the biggest one in centuries.”
It’s certainly the most ambitious.
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