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One of the most salient reasons for the scientific community to look elsewhere while climate science goes off the deep end with half truths is the way that science has evolved. I’m not talking about science in the labs of business, but “pure” science (though that modifier is perverse in the present day).

When someone investigated pure science years ago, it was because they were already successful in some other endeavor; science was essentially a hobby for the rich. Over the years though, as universities became more and more a part of the world, those who had no means became scientists, and investigated theories as professors and others and published papers. The problem with this is that those that were doing the research obtained grants to do the research. Now it has become a source of income and support. What does that do to corrupt “pure” science? It used to be that the scientist had no income based on what the scientist found.

Skip forward to today. On what does the vast majority of climate science depend, and thus the jobs of hundreds of climate scientists? At the very least, their livelihood depends on there being something that will encourage those that make grants to pay for the science. So what climate scientist would publish a paper that essentially says climate science is useless, because mankind as a whole has a minimal impact on climate and can do little to nothing about it? Only one who has no need for a job (which is now the exception rather than the rule).

The situation is worse than just a single scientist becoming more interested in making a living than the truth. When there are many scientists in the same boat, even if a scientist comes to his senses on a subject, he dare not challenge the established line. If he does he will likely be ridiculed and ostracized for his being out of step with the majority of the scientific community.

When science became a paid profession outside of the business world, it became of necessity corrupt. Those that are involved in the pursuit have a vested interest in seeing the outcome be worthy of publication and continued investment. Pure science is no longer pure, but is corrupted by the pursuit of money. That isn’t bad when a business is pursuing profit; at least when a business is pursuing profit, everyone knows to take what they say with a rather large grain of salt. The problem with science in academia is the hidden nature of the profit.

If you scrutinize the information provided by the links at the end of the article, you’ll learn there’s no actual energy or environmental crisis in the US or anywhere else in the world. It’s real but there are ways to avoid it that have been ignored, technologies we can still latch onto to solve our energy problems while at the same time changing the health, pollution, and global warming equations dramatically.

These four points are at the core of the most important issues we face today;

1- The weather pattern changes we call global warming are not caused by carbon dioxide (CO2) but rather methane(CH4), low level ozone forming pollutants (VOC’s), low level ozone (O3), and their reactions with sun light and atmospheric water vapor (H2O).

2- Gasoline and diesel fuel can be refined to give 20% more mileage with 70 percent less pollution using polymer additives that are produced in the same kinds of refineries that gasoline is.

3- Anhydrous (water removed) ethanol, the kind of ethanol added to gasoline now, causes high emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), a low level ozone precursor. It also causes loss of mileage, produces huge amounts of ozone forming pollutants where it’s refined while pumping billions of tons of water vapor into the atmosphere mixed with pollutants, and has to be transported in trucks, trains, or barges because it’s too corrosive for pipelines.

4- Hydrous ethanol (water left in or added) can be used as fuel by itself or mixed with gasoline while causing no mileage loss, no increase in emissions, and can be transported through pipelines. It’s also cheaper to produce greater volumes of it while causing fewer emissions at the refinery.

Four points, it’s just that simple. The story of why we aren’t using them is too politically sensitive and convoluted to explain in a encyclopedia/news format. In reality, Barack Obama can solve most of our problems without reading the rest of this article if he looks into the four facts laid out above. But it would help him understand why this would work if I better explain it.

Politics of Global Warming

The politics of global warming isn’t as complicated as it is made out to be. It was first debated in the 1980’s. There were many theories on what might cause it. Europe liked James Hansen of NASA’s idea that CO2 would change our climate by dramatically warming it. This was because they were already heading in the direction of a more efficient energy and industrial infrastructures which reduced their CO2 emissions.

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