2010-02-18

Climategate?

Thomas Friedman's article on global wierding. He suggest that weather gets wierder, not necessarily warmer because of temperature rise and climate change. Wierder include colder winters and recent snowfall in Washington. And that research by global warming skeptics is sponsored mainly by oil companies.

His article is not completely biased. He offers a few suggestions to make the understanding of the whole issue better. But then, a few phrases and the tone imply his belief that climate change is caused by human actions.

Flip the argument - there are as many people interested in green because of its $-billions potential. And I would say that these guys sponsor global-warming research because there is much money  in it.

Links to two articles which discuss how much money two people most involved in climate change issue have made -
Al Gore's recent riches

Dr Pachauri's story to wealth

Also, no one should argue against investing in renewable energy. In its present fashion, however, all forms of renewable energy are expensive. They will eventually get cheaper; then/ thus, will get adapted much more widely. But to think that these can take care of our entire energy requirement, even in the next 50 years is naive. Oil & coal cannot be replaced easily when it comes to our energy requirements. And there is no reason oil companies would get insecure. If they are getting, there is definitely no need. Further, if governments impose taxes on oil & coal (provoked by Al Gores and Pachauris), these will only come back to hurt people and the governments. Common people will pay higher taxes and Al Gores and Pachauris will get wealthier.

The point I keep making ad nauseam is - the data trying to prove that climate change is man-made are biased and not adequate.

PS:
=Read the interview of Phil Jones - the director of the Climate Research Unit - while he persists in stating that global warming is man made, he is quite diffident about the entire thing.
= Pachauri - does not practise what he says
=Freakonomics blog that views on this topic are driven by biases

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2010-02-18

Climategate?

Thomas Friedman's article on global wierding. He suggest that weather gets wierder, not necessarily warmer because of temperature rise and climate change. Wierder include colder winters and recent snowfall in Washington. And that research by global warming skeptics is sponsored mainly by oil companies.

His article is not completely biased. He offers a few suggestions to make the understanding of the whole issue better. But then, a few phrases and the tone imply his belief that climate change is caused by human actions.

Flip the argument - there are as many people interested in green because of its $-billions potential. And I would say that these guys sponsor global-warming research because there is much money  in it.

Links to two articles which discuss how much money two people most involved in climate change issue have made -
Al Gore's recent riches

Dr Pachauri's story to wealth

Also, no one should argue against investing in renewable energy. In its present fashion, however, all forms of renewable energy are expensive. They will eventually get cheaper; then/ thus, will get adapted much more widely. But to think that these can take care of our entire energy requirement, even in the next 50 years is naive. Oil & coal cannot be replaced easily when it comes to our energy requirements. And there is no reason oil companies would get insecure. If they are getting, there is definitely no need. Further, if governments impose taxes on oil & coal (provoked by Al Gores and Pachauris), these will only come back to hurt people and the governments. Common people will pay higher taxes and Al Gores and Pachauris will get wealthier.

The point I keep making ad nauseam is - the data trying to prove that climate change is man-made are biased and not adequate.

PS:
=Read the interview of Phil Jones - the director of the Climate Research Unit - while he persists in stating that global warming is man made, he is quite diffident about the entire thing.
= Pachauri - does not practise what he says
=Freakonomics blog that views on this topic are driven by biases

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