Alpine Summit

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Hippies Turned Scientists

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, school busses are now contributing to our children's deaths. A quick look at their site shows they're nothing more than environmentalists looking to justify their viewpoints that the world is on the brink of implosion. The primary clue to this is the fact that they assume global warming is a simple fact. Indeed, this isn't the case and the jury is still out on whether or not we're even experiencing global warming--and so far, it doesn't even seem likely.

Anyway, their latest report shows that they are concerned for the well-being of children because the busses they ride to school are contributing to respratory problems. I'm confused though, I thought that busses were part of the solution to reducing pollution? Now they end up being ever harmful. the UCS' solution? Spend 13 BILLION dollars upgrading current, and buying new busses.

Given the tenuous nature of their so-called "scientific objectivity" I'm hardly convinced their opinion is worth much. To me, this is just another example of scientists overstepping their expertise and using their status as scientists to insert their opinions into the findings they decide to acknowledge.