Pushed as a cure for cancer, unfortunately the key to the Miracle Cure was the fact that Laetrile was a cyanide compound.
That didn't stop the Consensus of Laetrile Scientists from pushing for acceptance from the established medical community. Why? Insurance money.
To the Whiz Bang kids of the Laetrile Consensus Community, recognition as a viable treatment for cancer would unlock billions of dollars for Laetrile dispensation and use. Who wouldn't want their insurance company to pay for their quackery?
Plausability is the key to any scam. The more plausable the set-up, the more likely you are to find your marks.
The State of Oregon has its unfair share of shills. From the Governor to the Secretary of State to caring, "thinking" Earth Mommas, the plausability of the scam has been fixed on international levels by the IPCC, AlGoreManBearPig and James Hansen of the GISS.
Money drives scams. The governor has been able to finance friends in their production of Ethanol in the state of Oregon. He's working to force you to begin paying Carbon Cap and Trade fees.
But Man Made Global Warming, just like the Promise of Laetrile, is still bad science. Regardless of the consensus in the U.N., the Oregon Legislature, at your buddies at your local bar. If consensus were the key, we'd still be living on a flat world. Really.