The beauty of the net and political blogging is that data is always coming in from disparate sources. This one, on the climate change targets, comes from the mother of one of my blog’s contributors, Rossa.
Many of us have been misled to believe that the 2°C was established by leading climate scientists and even made to “international law” that now has to be strictly adhered to, and that CO2 emissions must start falling by 2020.
Prof Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (0:18 mark), Director of the ultra-alarmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, for example, claimed on German public television on July 3, 2011, that the 2°C target indeed was “international law” and that CO2 emissions needed to start falling by 2020 if humanity was to have any chance of reaching the 2°C target.
On December 3, 2014, Schellnhuber admitted that the 2°C target was not international law (0:53) and then postponed the year CO2 emissions would have to start dropping by an entire decade, to 2030.
Suddenly we got goalposts that were not international law and had been moved out another 10 years.
Read the rest at the end of the link above. Comments were good. One said:
Perhaps the scientists have traded their science for a political agenda, but I don’t think any scientist would willingly disguise himself as a politician because it is his science that gives him the knowledge he believes is worth something.
…but then, there are those “scientists” such as Dr. Michael Mann who enjoys playing his quasi-political role from the safety of his ivory tower at the University of Pennsylvania.
Though there are even two universities there it seems. Comments clears that up.
Seems to me that where they’re getting a bit tied up in nomenclature is that a small s scientist is one interested in finding out about what actually does make things tick. He’ll hypothesize, experiment, fail, try again, keep searching and he’s always ready to concede that some new knowledge might supercede the old.
The other type, the capital S Scientist is political, greedy for funds or both. He’s interested in turning a theory into dogma a.s.a.p. Thus:
Schellnhuber ought to know. He is the father of the two-degree target.
“Yes, I plead guilty,” he says, smiling. The idea didn’t hurt his career. In fact, it made him Germany’s most influential climatologist. Schellnhuber, a theoretical physicist, became Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief scientific adviser — a position any researcher would envy.”
It’s this latter lot, with their Chief Druids found at The Royal Society, writing in Scientific American and of course, in the IPCC and with the whole climate scam, who are the ones we should lump in with politicians and get rid of the lot of ’em.