Read here. There are some self-anointed Republican presidential candidates, such as Newt Gingrich, who now find themselves at a significant disadvantage to several of their peers. Simply put, Gingrich and a few others embraced the bogus, and non-scientific, UN IPCC approach to climate science...
"...the Met’s principle research scientist John Mitchell told us: “People underestimate the power of models. Observational evidence is not very useful,” adding, “Our approach is not entirely empirical.”"
Since even the IPCC Climategate-type of scientists are now admitting to a non-empirical, non-evidence, non-scientific approach to climate science, it would behoove (imperative?) Gingrich and similar presidential candidates just admit to being grossly mislead by the political-agenda driven "scientists." By doing so, these AGW-tainted Republican candidates can then aggressively call for certain scientific policies that would put climate science back into the real-world, empirical realm.
What type of policies could Gingrich et al. call for that would enhance the empirical methodology of climate science versus the speculative, non-verifiable version of current IPCC "climate science"? How about these simple ones for starters:
Don't hold your breath regarding the above points, though. Republican candidates such as Gingrich, Pawlenty, and Huntsman are not leaders. They are strictly political animals, like John McCain, with no principles other than pleasing the Washington Post and other liberal coastal elites/pundits.
- Call for a reduction of the billions spent on non-empirical, non-verifiable climate models, and then invest a portion of those savings towards a state-of-the-art surface temperature measurement system. This new surface temperature measurement endeavor would rely on objective, automated measurement technology that is equal to the NASA satellite and the ocean ARGO technology currently utilized.
- Call for an independent and complete forensic audit of the global and U.S. temperature datasets currently published by America's climate agencies.
- Call for an independent and complete forensic audit of all U.S./global coastal tide gauge measurements.
- Call for a complete withdrawal (money and researchers) from the United Nations controlled IPCC boondoggle until points #1-3 are accomplished. Americans deserve to know the actual climate facts before any more money or personnel are wasted on the corrupt UN effort.