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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/6581/i-was-on-the-payroll-of-the-global-warming-industry/

I was on the payroll of the global-warming industry

May 2, 2007 by

A version of the article linked here now appears on Mises.org front page.

Fascinating article here: “By the late 1990′s, lots of jobs depended on the idea that carbon emissions caused global warming. Many of them were bureaucratic, but there were a lot of science jobs created too. I was on that gravy train, making a high wage in a science job that would not have existed if we didn’t believe carbon emissions caused global warming. And so were lots of people around me; and there were international conferences full of such people. And we had political support, the ear of government, big budgets, and we felt fairly important and useful (well, I did anyway). It was great. We were working to save the planet! But starting in about 2000, the… evidence…fell away or reversed.”

{ 103 comments }

Jacques Ellul July 31, 2008 at 6:15 pm

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”

First Global Revolution
Club of Rome (1991)
http://www.archive.org/details/TheFirstGlobalRevolution

Victor Nurcombe December 20, 2008 at 8:25 pm

The hockey stick lives…..

Nature
http://www.nature.com/climate/2009/0901/full/climate.2008.142.html

Hypothesis is still patent. If you are wrong….we are MIGHTILY stuffed.

Brian Macker December 21, 2008 at 1:10 am

The hockey stick lives……

Not really.

Hypothesis is still patent. If you are wrong….we are MIGHTILY stuffed.

Not really. Warmer temperatures are better than colder, plus CO2 is a fertilizer. Sounds like a win-win situation.

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