Here are the comments of a number of those pushing climate change/global warming/global cooling without regard to whether humans play any sort of significant role in…whatever it is.
On the one hand we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but, which means that we must include all the doubts, caveats, ifs and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists, but human beings as well. … So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have.
One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole…. We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy[.]
This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution[.]
We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing.…
In sum: lie, it’s for a good cause.