Thomas Sowell says yes. At different times and in different places, several "middleman minorities" have been viciously persecuted.
Why? There's this: "Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. are at their lowest level in 20 years. It’s not because of wind or solar power."
This is interesting:
The weather — "the epitome of a dynamic system" — has been increasingly predictable due to the National Weather Service's use of modeling on supercomputers. They've halved the average error in a temperature forecast since 1970, and they've been able to cut down the average error in the location of hurricane landfall from a 350 mile radius to a 100 mile radius in a mere 25 years.
Their calibration is as near to perfect as can be expected when it comes to forecast probability: "When they say there is a 20 percent chance of rain, it really does rain 20 percent of the time."
Pancreatic cancer has an extremely low remission rate. So, this study, while just reporting a correlation, is potentially important news.