Michael Rivage-Seul’s recent column raised several thought-provoking questions, but I will only address one: that the issue of human-caused climate has been settled by the vast majority of climate scientists.
So when the global climate crowd refers to those who disagree with them as crackpots, the public can only assume they are referring to uneducated people who have no clue what they are talking about a patently false conclusion. A Global Warming Petition Project signed by 31,487 scientists (9,029 with Ph.D.s) boldly stated that there is no convincing evidence that global warming is man-made.
But if the climate-change crowd allowed in their contention that they are referring to world-renowned scientists from Harvard, Yale and Princeton, the public would have to muse: “Hey, these are smart dudes; how could so many of them have missed your conclusive evidence, especially when it is public knowledge that you haven’t hit a single forecast in the last 30 years?”
There is also a question of manipulation. When surface water temperatures weren’t corresponding with climate forecasts, the decision was made to change the way they measure. And what is this new way? To measure the heat exhaust from ocean-going ships. How scientific does that sound?
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Thomas G. Fath