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The debate is over? Really?

The Church of Global Warming has stated that the debate is over. Man is causing the earth to warm to the point of global catastrophe. No credible scientist debates this.

Really?

What about…oh, I don’t know…the widely recognized Father of Scientific Climatology? His name is Reid Bryson. He has written more than 200 articles and five books ranging over the fields of geology, limnology, meteorology, climatology, archeology, and geography. Look him up. It’s an impressive resume.

He was recently interviewed by a local paper in Wisconsin about his position on the issue of Global Warming. Here are a few excerpts from the story:

Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey.

The UW-Madison professor emeritus, who stands against the scientific consensus on this issue, is referred to as a global warming skeptic. But he is not skeptical that global warming exists, he is just doubtful that humans are the cause of it.

There is no question the earth has been warming. It is coming out of the “Little Ice Age,” he said in an interview this week.

However, there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years. It's been warming up for a long time,” Bryson said.

“The Little Ice Age was driven by volcanic activity. That settled down so it is getting warmer,” he said.

Just because almost all of the scientific community believes in man-made global warming proves absolutely nothing,” Bryson said. “Consensus doesn't prove anything, in science or anywhere else, except in democracy, maybe.”

So, if global warming isn't such a burning issue, why are thousands of scientists so concerned about it?

“Why are so many thousands not concerned about it?” Bryson shot back.

There is a lot of money to be made in this,” he added. “If you want to be an eminent scientist you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can't get grants unless you say, ‘Oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.’”

Speaking out against global warming is like being a heretic, Bryson noted.

"There is very little truth to what is being said and an awful lot of religion. It's almost a religion. Where you have to believe in anthropogenic (or man-made) global warming or else you are nuts."



I think this is my favorite part:

Bryson didn't see Al Gore's movie about global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth."
"Don't make me throw up," he said. "It is not science. It is not true."



Question: Why is Bryson only being interviewed by a local newspaper? Why is the Father of Scientific Climatology not on NBC, CNN, CBS, or ABC? Why are his views not juxtaposed against those of Al Gore, Laurie David, Cheryl Crow, and Leonardo DiCaprio to provide some objective journalistic balance?

Wait…I know the answer.

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