An Inconvenient Truth?
One reason why I believe in markets and ordinary people, and
not governments and bureaucrats, is that too often governments
manipulate information in order to push their agendas.
The facts be damned.
The hysteria over global warming is a perfect example of this. I
have put together an
Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth"
which is the bible of the global warming crowd, that exposes a
series of tricks that Al Gore uses to make his case more
I assume that some will believe that this kind of deliberately deceptive behavior is
excusable and acceptable since Al Gore's intentions are good and
his heart is in the right place.
The recent CRU ClimateGate scandal has shed some light on the
things I discussed in my essay, and in particular explain what I
saw on the right side of the chart below.
Notice how two values are plotted for many of the years
at the right edge of the chart. That reflects the use of the
"trick" that was referred to in the CRU e-mails. The use of that
"trick" makes the upturn in the chart look much more dramatic
than it actually is.