Global warming is just propaganda
Talk by Nigel Calder, Savile Club, London, 9 Dec. 2008
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nigel Calder (born December 2, 1931) is a British science writer.
Between 1956 and 1966 [when the magazine still covered science objectively], Calder wrote for the magazine New Scientist, serving as editor from 1962 until 1966. Since that time, he has worked as an independent author and TV screenwriter. He has conceived and scripted thirteen major documentaries and series concerning popular science subjects broadcast by the BBC and Channel 4 (London), with accompanying books. For his television work he received the Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science during 1972. During 2004, his book Magic Universe was shortlisted for The Aventis Prizes for Science Books.
Nigel Calder is the son of the late Lord (Peter) Ritchie-Calder, a brother of the historian Angus Calder and the father of travel writer Simon Calder. His other children are Sarah (business writer), Penny (museums writer and consultant), Jo (working in an IT company) and Kate (public relations consultant). His wife Liz is his literary agent and was formerly an adviser on language teaching for the London Chambers of Commerce.
Calder is a long-standing sceptic [sic] of global warming. As early as 1980, he predicted that within 20 years “the much-advertised heating of the earth by the man-made carbon-dioxide ‘greenhouse’ [will fail] to occur; instead, there [will be] renewed concern about cooling and an impending ice age”. Calder participated in the polemic film The Great Global Warming Swindle. He also co-authored The Chilling Stars. Regarding global warming, Calder has said that “Governments are trying to achieve unanimity by stifling any scientist who disagrees. Einstein could not have got funding under the present system.”
Wikipedia’s CV for Nigel Calder is, of course, somewhat heavily biased in favour of the global-warming hype and hysteria, for reasons explained exceptionally well in the text of Nigel Calder’s speech. Yes, when it comes to subjects like climate change, Wikipedia is anything but an objective source of information.
For instance, Wikipedia states:
As early as 1980, he [Nigel Calder] predicted that within 20 years “the much-advertised heating of the earth by the man-made carbon-dioxide ‘greenhouse’ [will fail] to occur; instead, there [will be] renewed concern about cooling and an impending ice age”.
Nevertheless, Wikipedia quite brazenly fails to point out that Nigel Calder’s prediction is correct. Global temperatures failed to rise in a statistically significant manner since 1998 and have been gradually dropping during the last ten years. The only part in Nigel Calder’s prediction that has not come true is that “there [will be] renewed concern about cooling and an impending ice age.”
Well, that is not quite correct. Some prominent climate scientists lately expressed those concerns. It’s just that the main-stream media so far provided virtually no coverage of that. The details of why that is so are contained in the text of Nigel Calder’s speech. I can’t think of anyone who explains the subject any better or in a more enlightening manner.