MARINA DEL REY, CA--The National Academy of Science's summary of its report on global warming is a lie, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute.
The actual report does not provide a valid scientific basis for global warming, nor does it show a scientific consensus on the issue," said Robert Tracinski, also a columnist for Creators Syndicate. "This alleged consensus on global warming is a rerun of a government fraud manufactured every few years. Here's how it works:
A government panel asks many scientists to submit their views on global warming--including global-warming dissenters.
The scientists' views are spelled out in a massive report--a report whose size and scientific minutiae assure that no one will ever read it.
Since no one reads the report--a handful of political operatives write the "summary," where they downplay or simply eliminate every scientific fact that does not fit their agenda.
Politicians and journalists then hype only the summary's most sensational sound bites--and attribute those views to a "unanimous" consensus of every scientific contributor to the report.
"This is the process by which scientists who do not agree with the global-warming hysteria are trapped into giving their stamp of approval to it," said Tracinski.
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Robert W. Tracinski was a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute between 1997 and 2004.
The Ayn Rand Institute, an educational organization established in 1985, seeks to advance novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism and its principal tenets: reason, rational egoism and laissez-faire capitalism.