Dec. 23, 2009: Global warming is a lot of hot air

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To The Editor:
The cat is out of the bag, Global Warming is not being researched; it is being promoted through fraud and misrepresentation.
Most people are not aware of the fact that the scientific establishment has a double standard. Scientists are highly educated, well trained and intellectually capable of processing all types of information, but they believe that the public is simply incapable of functioning on their “high mental plane.” The noble ideal of the scientist as a highly trained, impartial, apolitical observer and assembler of established facts into a useful body of knowledge is usually a given, but we should know by now that science has a downside.
The scientific community has an attitude of intellectual superiority that is thinly veiled. A lie may be more believable coming from a Ph.D. than from a truck driver, but it’s still a lie. Science should have to function in the same way as the rest of us, it should be open to scrutiny and debate.
In a democracy there is no place for ego. For all of their advertised “intelligence,” most scientists simply cannot exist without funding for their research. Where does this money come from? Many are doing their research thing via public grants, and one thing all of them have in common is to make sure that those grants not only keep coming, but are increased as well.
So they go to Congress, which doesn’t know a test tube from a gold fish bowl, and spout wishful thinking mumbo jumbo while at the same time waving their diplomas. One of the things no scientist ever does, is to say he’s making no progress or has reached a dead end. They are always “improving” and success is just around the corner providing they can secure a little more time and a great deal more in funds.
This is not an indictment of all in the scientific community, but an acknowledgment that a human trait is to give the source of one’s livelihood the information they wish to hear.
Many of us believe that Global Warming is a government-sponsored boondoggle. Its purpose is to trick you out of money and into obedience. And despite the claims of those who insist that government would never foster such a condemnable hoax upon the taxpaying public, the facts testify that Global Warming has a long history of deception by climate scientists and environmental groups. This manipulation of scientific findings serves as justification for trillions of dollars in imposed and proposed new fees and rate hikes and serves to keep us, the public, alarmed to the point that we will accept this burden.
If Global Warming is indeed a threat, I submit my theory to the scientific community gratis, that its cause may be found in all that hot air coming out of Washington.

Stuart E. Buswell,
Margaretville