It is more provable and evident that “climate change”/”global warming”, is the greatest hoax and money-making scam ever pulled on Earth’s civilization. It has become a $1.5 trillion a year industry that results in absolutely nothing— no effect on the world or the climate. However, it has greatly reduced and is straining the electric power grid in the U.S. via the Obama EPA’s anti-coal strangling restrictions and regulations.
But what about that “settled science” the “Progressive” politicians and liberals keep citing in their preaching and fearmongering while jetting all over the globe?
Tyler O’Neil @ PJM explains, in detail, why you should not only NOT believe it, but (my words) laugh loudly in the face(s) of anyone trying to shove it down your throat while calling you things like “flat-earther” and “denier”. Lord knows the other day Barack Obama, with frowned and scolding brow, pontificated as much…
“We know human activity is changing the climate that is beyond dispute. Everything else is politics … We’re starting to see that enough consensus is being built internationally and within each of our own body politics that we may have the political will, finally, to get moving. So the time to heed the critics and the cynics and the deniers is past. The time to plead ignorance is surely past … Those who want to ignore the science, they are increasingly alone … They’re on their own shrinking island.”
Nice compilation of words, but pure bullshit…
Recent events have confirmed that science is rarely settled. Last week, the journal Science reported that 62 of 100 psychology studies had been overstated — when the original studies were repeated, the results were far less remarkable than originally claimed. Similarly, “settled science” myths like the consensus on man-made catastrophic climate change and the gender pay gap have also been debunked.
One fundamental characteristic of science is that it can be proven wrong. The scientific method only guides us to truth if every theory is open to investigation. Often, the greatest scientific progress happens when one theory disproves another — and “settled science” gets thrown out the window.
“Scientists have pointed to a hypercompetitive culture across science that favors novel, sexy results and provides little incentive for researchers to replicate the findings of others, or for journals to publish studies that fail to find a splashy report,” explained the New York Times’ Benedict Carey.
The “publish or perish” mentality among many professors and scientific researchers leads to a frenzied rush to promote more exciting studies, and few reasons to go back and check the work of others.
Media outlets and politicians like Barack Obama and John Kerry like to point to a “scientific consensus” (98 percent!) that the climate is changing, fossil fuels are to blame, and that we need strict regulations on oil and coal in order to stave off a global apocalypse. As Forbes’ Larry Bell points out, however, a large number of scientists rejects this alarmism.
In fact, more than 31,000 American scientists have signed the Oregon Petition, opposing the “consensus” on climate change. The petition opposes restrictions on fossil fuels and flatly denies the global warming alarmism.
“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”
A 2010 George Mason University survey of 571 media broadcast meteorologists found that 63 percent believe global warming is caused by natural, not human causes.
A 2012 survey from the American Meteorological Society found that only a quarter of scientists agreed with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that humans are primarily responsible for recent warming. 89 percent accept that the planet is warming, but only 30 percent said they were worried about it.
In 2008, the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysics of Alberta surveyed 51,000 Canadian scientists. 99 percent of the 1,077 who responded said climate is changing, but only 26 percent blamed “human activity like burning fossil fuels.” 68 percent disagreed that “the debate on the scientific causes of recent climate change is settled.”
Bell explains that the oft-cited “98% of all scientists believe in global warming” comes from a 2009 American Geophysical Union survey sent to 10,257 scientists — 3,000 of whom responded. Of those, 82 percent answered “yes” to the question “Do you think that human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?”
Of this increasingly small group, only 77 scientists had been able to publish more than half of their papers in peer-reviewed climate science journals. 75 of them said “yes” to that question. 75 is 98 percent of 77, but that does not mean that a vast majority of all American scientists support the alarmist position. Those 75 scientists don’t even necessarily believe human activity has harmed the environment, since human impacts could make it better or worse.
Obama also pointed out the horror of the melting and receding/retreating Exit Glacier in Alaska. The fact is, it is a glacier, and not some static monolith, and it has been retreating for over 300 years…
Once upon an ice age much of the northern territory of this continent was buried under an icy glacier that carved out the Great Lakes. Unfortunately it all ‘retreated’ before Obama could pull out and play with his selfie stick…
“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”