Particle physics is the most accurate scientific discipline where emotions don't play any role. Moreover, the goal of the discipline is to find the truth about Nature, regardless of economic profit: it's driven by the passion for the truth. The truth is never known at the beginning. Only hard research can get us closer to the truth. Answers of one kind or another have no political implications. People are naturally impartial and honest.
On the other hand, the science about man-made climate change is completely based on emotions, sociological arguments, intimidation, and personal interests of the people. Most of those who work in this discipline today are completely corrupt, they don't give a damn about Nature and Her laws. They have decided about their key answers from the beginning by realizing that their preferred answers are good for their politics, prestige, careers, and financial interests.
However, we could have rarely seen a confrontation between the scientific purity on one side and the corruption and bigotry on the other side as clearly as the participants of a climate meeting in New Zealand. Ian Lowe, a retired climate scientist and one of Australia's main proponents of the AGW hysteria, has repeated a lot of the usual preposterous man-made climate change dogmas, e.g.
- hurricane Katrina was clearly caused by man-made climate change
- it is necessary for the media to present all bad events as consequences of AGW: that includes e.g. the floods in Mozambique
- their movement should prepare methods to eliminate all politicians who don't join the "climate action"
- climate skeptics are parts of a conspiracy of white male Anglo Celtic elderly men
- the Large Hadron Collider is nothing else than a "nuclear billiards machine" and the LHC money should be used for AGW propaganda instead.
The LHC is the greatest experiment ever built. Starting on March 30th, 2010, it will collide protons at 7 TeV of the center-of-mass energy - three times the previous record - and is likely to discover things that will count among the top 3 discoveries of all of science during the last 40 years. All this fun only costs $10 billion or so. The money were being saved literally for decades.
On the other hand, climate science which has brought no results and no major progress for decades costs several billions of dollars every year and the extra costs for the world's society that are justified by this lousy scientific discipline are comparable to $500 billion a year. Despite its unprecedented discovery potential, the LHC only costs as much as one week of the carbon regulation, a flawed policy that has been largely justified by "climate science". The latter has no positive impact whatsoever.
I find it incredible that even several months after it has been shown that the contemporary mainstream climate science is one gigantic scam and a movement of pseudoscientific gangsters and crooks, its advocates are able to find the arrogance not only to apologize their previous unethical behavior but even to attack other scientific disciplines whose standards and merits are orders of magnitude above those of the climate science.
Ian Lowe is a pile of garbage and should be treated as a pile of garbage by everyone.
And that's the memo.