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The Washington Times reports that scientists who cling to their models and their (big-government and/or earth-worshipping) religion have initiated their latest (repeat) effort to promote cap-and-trade.

By on 5.20.10 | 11:44AM

The Washington Times reports that scientists who cling to their models and their (big-government and/or earth-worshipping) religion have initiated their latest (repeat) effort to promote cap-and-trade:

Six months after "climategate" called into question the science underpinning claims of global warming, the National Academy of Sciences said Wednesday the science is sound, human-caused warming is already occurring, and the U.S. must take urgent action.

Trying to end the scientific debate and set the stage for action, the National Research Council, an arm of the Academy, took the unusual step of recommending specific political moves. The council called for lawmakers to set a price on carbon dioxide emissions through either a tax or a cap-and-trade system, and to adopt an emissions-reductions target similar to the one proposed by President Obama.

Times reporter Stephen Dinan should know better than to state that some government-grant dependent science association took an "unusual step" to recommend specific political action. There is nothing unusual about it. You'd think by now the alarmist scientists would have figured out their advocacy positions only serve to heighten public skepticism of their work, casting doubt upon whether they approach the issue objectively at all. But they probably will never learn:

Pamela A. Matson, who led the panel on climate science, said members were aware of "the publicity around doubts about climate change," and that research is never finished.

But she said they have high confidence now that warming is occurring, and the panelists said research should now begin to focus not on whether warming is occurring but rather on questions of how to combat warming or adapt to its effects.

Even if we can't understand where the heat is escaping, there is no escape from its "haunting" effects!

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