Gallaghering the watermelons

Those who grew up in the former Communist nations recognize an articifially manufactured Truth by Diktat when they see one:

Q: IPCC has released its report and you say that the global warming is a false myth. How did you get this idea, Mr President?

A: It’s not my idea. Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it’s a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavor. It’s neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment. Also, it’s an undignified slapstick that people don’t wait for the full report in May 2007 but instead respond, in such a serious way, to the summary for policymakers where all the “but’s” are scratched, removed, and replaced by oversimplified theses. This is clearly such an incredible failure of so many people, from journalists to politicians. If the European Commission is instantly going to buy such a trick, we have another very good reason to think that the countries themselves, not the Commission, should be deciding about similar issues.

But, but, nine out of ten dentists AGREE that Dentine fights tooth decay! Meanwhile, Charles Stross complains that the American Enterprise Institute is paying scientists to write papers demonstrating the fraud of global warming.

As if there aren’t dozens of UN NGO’s doing precisely the same thing for the other side. Global warming is a political and ideological battle, it isn’t a scientific one. The fact that there are scientists arrayed as weapons on both sides doesn’t make it science.