Thursday, February 12, 2009

Obama's scientific support

The BBC once again demonstrates that it has an agenda on climate change without questioning the source or providing an alternative point of view. Professor James McCarthy, president of the AAAS, makes this statement:

"We have a moment right now of extraordinary opportunity, with a new president, positioned with scientific leadership that has known no equal in recent times. The calibre of scientific advice that is close to this man is truly exceptional. If in his first term, in the next four years, we don't make significant progress in these areas, then I think the planet is in huge trouble."

So it may be worth considering two of Obama's inner circle.

1. The Vice President, Joe Biden, said this on climate change during the VP debate:

BIDEN: "If you don't understand what the cause is, it's virtually impossible to come up with a solution. We know what the cause is. The cause is man made. That's the cause. That's why the polar ice cap is melting."

(At least that "dumb candidate" Sarah Palin knew something about climate cycles)

2. The previous VP, Al Gore. He won a Nobel Prize for his "Inconvenient Truth" film that has since been barred from showing in UK schools because it is flawed. His own carbon footprint is full of hypocrisy, while his carbon trading schemes are designed to add riches to his personal coffers.

As someone I know often says: "We should be scared, very scared."