Prominent Scientist Dissents: Renowned glaciologist declares global warming is ‘going to be a big plus’ – Fears ‘Frightening’ Cooling – Warns scientists are ‘prostituting their science’
Warns the 'frightening alternative' to global warming is -- global cooling
'Too many (the majority) of climate research scientists are quite willing to prostitute their science by giving these politicians what they want.' - 'I’m now retired, so I have no scientific career to protect by spreading lies.'
Glaciologist Dr. Terry Hughes is a professor emeritus of the University of Maine's 'Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences'. 'Dr. Hughes is an internationally renowned glaciologist who pioneered many of the modern ideas currently under study in the field.' Dr. Hughes has travelled to the Arctic ten times and the Antarctic thirteen times since 1968, mostly as the principal investigator of NSF-funded glaciological research.
Fears Global Cooling: New academic paper, argues that the other frightening alternative to global warming is global cooling.'Would reductions in atmospheric carbon dioxide trigger that (cooling) calamity?'
Climate fears help politicians 'get electoral visibility by pounding the panic drums.'
Excerpted from: http://www.capjournal.com/news/glacier-scientist-global-warming-is-good-not-bad/article_aa90050a-8cb6-11e4-9e64-1728d2da4389.html
Thursday, December 25, 2014 10:21 pm
‘The way to answer the question of whether human activity is driving climate change isn’t with a “yes” or “no.” Dr. Hughes prefers to answer: “It doesn’t matter.” It doesn’t matter, Hughes said, because global warming is good – far preferable than global cooling.’
As a glaciologist, or one who studies glaciers, Dr. Hughes didn’t need to be convinced that climate change is real. “I never doubted it for an instant. The Earth has not always been like this,” Hughes said. Hughes even agrees that human activity probably have something to do with it. “It may have given it a nudge,” Hughes said. “But there are so many natural events that swamp that out, for example, the eruption of Vesuvius, or Krakatoa. The industrial revolution was more gradual, over decades.”
Hughes says a number of his colleagues at places such as NASA and the University of Maine “have urged me to march in lockstep with Albert Gore, the drum major in the parade denouncing global warming as an unmitigated disaster.”
“It’s human nature for them to pound the panic drum,” said Hughes, but added he isn’t convinced global warming won’t be as bad as feared. “In fact, it’s going to be a big plus, in the balance.” — More atmospheric CO2 would greatly increase agricultural production.
Hughes, in an as-yet-unpublished academic paper, argues that the other frightening alternative to global warming is global cooling.
“We know that endgame: A sheet of ice thousands of feet thick from south of the Great Lakes across the North Pole almost to the Mediterranean Sea, the situation only 18,000 years ago,” Hughes wrote. “Why is that scenario never stated? Would reductions in atmospheric carbon dioxide trigger that calamity?”
Excerpted from ‘The College Fix’:
But Hughes – who believes global warming is actually a good thing because more carbon dioxide is good for the environment in many ways – said he does not want to march to that beat.
“Too many (the majority) of climate research scientists are quite willing to prostitute their science by giving these politicians what they want,” he said.
Hughes – who worked for 35 years at the Department of Earth Sciences and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine – said climate cycles overlap with election cycles, which helps politicians “get electoral visibility by pounding the panic drums.”
But what he wants people to understand is that climate change researchers and politicians collude to create fear of a disaster that will never happen.
“You will never read or hear any of this from the scientific and political establishments,” he said. “I’m now retired, so I have no scientific career to protect by spreading lies.”
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