It is unfortunate that environmental fears and political posturing have lead to the so-called scientific consensus that man is the cause of global warming. The real cause of global warming and cooling is due to the periodic variation of the sun’s radiation. Our leaders are planning to spend billions of dollars in a futile effort to control global warming. Obviously, we cannot control the sun. Consensus is not science and the politics of the environment has not dealt objectively with all of the available research.
Americans have been rope-a-doped into believing that global warming is going to destroy our planet. Scientists who have been skeptical about manmade global warming have been called traitors or handmaidens of big oil. The Washington Post asserted on May 28, 2006 that there were only "a handful of skeptics" of manmade climate fears. Bill Blakemore on Aug. 30, 2006 said, "After extensive searches, ABC News has found no such (scientific) debate on global warming."