Saturday, June 30, 2007

Global Warming and Al Gore

I found an excellent article about Al Gore and "global warming" today. You can read it here. The following is my personal opinion on the crossing of science and politics, which is exactly what has happened on the issue of global warming.

As a blooming meteorologist, I have great interest in the SCIENCE of meteorology and climatology. Being a true scientist, it sickens me to see the ways of science cross with the ways of politics. Crossing these two fields is like trying to cross a datil pepper with a satsuma...It just doesn't blend! Science is all about trying to solve the mysteries of the universe through unbiased research and experimentation. To be a scientist, one must approach an issue completely unbiased, and answer one's questions ONLY through research. When science intertwines with politics, though, it is corrupted. If a person has a preconceived political belief and tries to "prove" it right using "science", the person is not performing true science. Their preconceived political notion clouds their judgment, effectively preventing them to see all of the evidence that both sides of the issue present. The scientific study of global warming has been infiltrated by politics, and one can see the fruit that this cross-pollination bears: It's bitter, sour, tainted. Politics MUST be separate from science, or scientific "fact" will be based only on belief, and not on the natural ways of the universe.

9 comments:

Scott said...

I totally agree my Young Friend. I see you have been busy with your summer already. Nice looking plants on your earlier post.

Rush Limbaugh had a great idea last week on his radio show about Algore's Litany of Doomsday Proverbs...have everyone who thinks that Manhattan is gonna be underwater in 20 yrs put odds on it to capitalize on the new beach...he bet no one would do it cause deep down they don't believe it...it just "feels" good to say how horrible we are.

Concensus Science is just that...Science should be total and not open to politics.

Yours in the Bond

Hurricane Teen said...

Thank you! I do agree with Rush. People are so quick to say things that they really have a very hard time believing. This whole "global warming" thing will past with time, and the environmental nutcases will yet again be screaming about the coming ice age.

SophieMae said...

Science and politics... UGH! How many times/ways does a theory have to be disproved before so-called scientists let go?

Re your last post and the bright shining moon... ever taste that stuff? WHOA!

Hurricane Teen said...

sophie - They will never let it go...No matter how this whole thing pans out, they will always say they were right. About the "moon shining brightly": Nah, I've never experienced the "bright moon" feeling...I am sure it's quite...beautiful...though! :-D :-D

thingfish23 said...

Not you, too. Sigh.

Hurricane Teen said...

Hey, I'm a scientist and I calls it as I sees it. Simple as that.

Sharon said...

Small world!! I'll show him your blog and see if he knows who it is. ;)

Sharon said...

Sup P, saw your comment on my mom's blog, haha it's a small world after all. how's your summer?

Hurricane Teen said...

Just peachy. Thanks for stopping by. I saw you walking into Publix yesterday...I walked the opposite direction :-D