Yet, the CBC refers to what she said as “casting doubt on a widely accepted scientific theory.”
Casting doubt? Widely accepted scientific theory? Are the journalists at the CBC, and other mainstream media outlets (apart from SNN), only reading what the IPCC is putting out? Or do they check other sources?
I mean, that is the essence of, not only journalism, but scientific inquiry. Checking and rechecking. In other words, there should be no such thing as “accepted scientific theory” that does not allow further questioning.
So, am I to assume that those in the media where this group-think culture seems to abound, never question that “accepted” scientific theory by checking out sources and websites that provide alternative opinions?
Like Watts Up With That? Oh, I know, some will marginalize and minimize such websites, but WUWT does publish alternative scientific opinions nonetheless.
Then, there is the uncomfortable reality that the earth has not warmed significantly in fifteen years (as all these Google sources indicate).
Of course, what won’t be discussed at CBC or other mainstream sources is that AGW is not really about CO2 emissions at all. Rather, it is about a global attempt to implement a giant wealth redistribution program — something those of us living in Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario understand completely.
I mean, in Liberal Ontario, taxpayer money flows one-way, to the McGuinty government, which then is supposed to distribute it, not only to health care and education, but for programs and services for the most vulnerable in our society. However, instead of helping the most vulnerable, they allocate billions of dollars towards subsidies for private wind farm developers, as well as put aside money to pay for legal fees for pending or possible law suits.
For example, at the same time it is being alleged that the McGuinty government is about to close the Thistletown Regional Centre, we are hearing from non-Ontario media (the Red Deer Advocate to be precise) that, not only is a wind farm developer suing the Ontario government for $1 billion dollars, but the investors representing the natural gas plant in Mississauga shut down during last October’s provincial election, are suing for another $300 million.
Which just makes me appreciate the fact that Danielle Smith can speak truth to power. I mean, let’s face it. She is right. There has never been scientific consensus on AGW because those with opposing opinions were just labelled deniers! Which means, that if there is a change in government in Alberta next Monday night, an awful lot of Ontarians who are fed up with the “green dictator” and AGW advocate, are going to be moving west.
Update Friday, April 20th, 2012: SunMedia’s Charles Adler has an excellent column on this topic and why the AGW theory is not settled.