Conservatives have done it again, making another huge mistake in supporting another so-called “expert” who actually ends up hurting more than helping their cause.
Conservative science-deniers are applauding from coast-to-coast at the news that a prominent theoretical physicist and contemporary of Einstein at Princeton called out conventional wisdom regarding climate change in a recent interview with The Register.
In short, Dr. Freeman John Dyson stated his belief that the climate models being used by scientists to predict global warming are getting worse, not better, and he claims that while carbon dioxide may – in fact – be contributing to global warming, its effects are far more good than harmful.
For instance, the Independent Journal Review ended their report, writing: “If anything, Dyson’s disputation of man-made global warming just adds to the list of scientific voices who are bucking the received ‘consensus’ on temperatures.”
In putting Dr. Dyson in the spotlight as a “famed,” “top” scientist, “one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists,” they are standing behind his credentials.
But here’s the thing, they either overlooked – or ignored – one key piece of information: Dyson supports President Obama’s Iran Deal – the latest conservative target, second only – possibly – to Obamacare.
As The New York Times reported in August, Dyson was one of “Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers” who “wrote to President Obama on Saturday [August 8, 2015] to praise the Iran deal, calling it innovative and stringent.”
The New York Times continued, reporting that “the letter uses the words ‘innovative’ and ‘stringent’ more than a half-dozen times, saying, for instance, that the Iran accord has ‘more stringent constraints than any previously negotiated non-proliferation framework.”
“As scientists and engineers with understanding of the physics and technology of nuclear power and of nuclear weapons, we congratulate you and your team on the successful completion of the negotiations in Vienna,” the two-page letter reads in its opening to President Obama, adding that the Iran deal “will advance the cause of peace and security in the Middle East and can serve as a guidepost for future non-proliferation agreements.”
The letter concluded with the following observations and praise:
As you have stated, this deal does not take any options off the table for you or any future president. Indeed it will make it much easier for you or a future president to know if and when Iran heads for a bomb, and the detection of a significant violation of this agreement will provide strong, internationally supported justification for intervention.
In conclusion, we congratulate you and your team on negotiating a technically sound, stringent and innovative deal that will provide the necessary assurance in the coming decade and more that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, and provides a basis for further initiatives to raise the barriers to nuclear proliferation in the Middle East and around the globe.
So there you go! It seems conservatives support the Iran Deal after all!
FOOTNOTE 1: The Iran Deal is known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and is the international agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015 by Iran, the European Union and the P5+1 countries – the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States – plus Germany.