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Climate Consensus Con Game
American Thinker, by S. Fred Singer

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Posted By:Judy W., 2/17/2014 6:59:36 AM

At the outset, let´s be quite clear: There is no consensus about dangerous anthropogenic global warming (DAGW) -- and there never was. There is not even a consensus on whether human activities, such as burning fossil fuels to produce useful energy, affect global climate significantly. So what´s all this fuss about? Let´s also be quite clear that science does not work by way of consensus. Science does not progress by appeal to authority; in fact, major scientific advances usually come from outside the consensus; one can cite many classic examples, from Galileo to Einstein. [Another way to phrase this issue: Scientific

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Singer is a scientist who has been pointing out the follies of the global warming crowd for decades.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 2/17/2014 7:13:29 AM     (No. 9735457)

Iowa is the most productive farm state in the world. We produce more corn, chickens and pork. We keep horses, and watch the birds, deer, squirrels, and rabbits out of our windows.

The temperature in Iowa varies from -15F and 105F. We hare enduring one of the coldest winters on record. So what? Everyone thrives, no one dies despite vast swings in temperature.

A not a single soul can tell us what effect climate change will have on Iowa. Not even the Great Climate Consensus.




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Reply 2 - Posted by: cobieone, 2/17/2014 7:49:14 AM     (No. 9735478)

Mr Singer might want to send this to our Secretary of Science, John Kerry. Otherwise, Mr Kerry might make a fool of himself. Oh wait...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mathman, 2/17/2014 8:10:18 AM     (No. 9735514)

Climate concensus is not a game.
It is a high-stakes competition for money.
The winner gets the government grants to do the targeted "research" to confirm the viewpoint.
In other words, one begins with the conclusion, and cherry picks the data to produce the desired result.
The leaked emails show this.
The current "debate" is similar to Stalin´s imposition of Lysenko´s views on the USSR. Agree with the diktat and get money. Disagree get fired.
DAGW is not science. It is propaganda.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: absalom, 2/17/2014 2:17:33 PM     (No. 9736013)

A best estimate of the age of the Earth, from rigorous scientists, is some 14,000,000,000 years; that´s billions. The warmologists have perhaps 100 years of relatively reliable data; that´s .000000007% of the years the Earth has existed. From that, they claim certitude beyond dispute while two of the greatest minds of Science; Darwin (Evolution) and Einstein (Relativity) labeled their breakthroughs, Theories!!!!!

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