At the Science of Strategy Institute, we believe in recognizing greatness whereever it is found. We have been critical of the whole Global Warming hysteria for years because flies in the face of so many of the principles of good strategy: (adapting to outside change instead of try to fight it, not acting immediately on the basis of emotion, not filtering out evidence that runs counter to beliefs, trusting government instead of your own resources, and on and on). However, we must recognize greatness when we see it. As the founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman says
It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the â€œresearchâ€ to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild â€œscientificâ€ scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minute documentary segment.
Still, in terms of leveraging the forces in the social environment, this scam demonstrates that it is USING strategy even as it white it TEACHES poor strategy. Interesting...