"On the question of climate change, I give more credibility to the scientists who question the sustainability of continued reliance on fossil energy. Most believers are atmospheric scientists who have nothing to gain or lose economically." This shows how clueless the author is. Does he even think about the billions of dollars given by the US goverrnment and others for research grants that further the claims that man made CO2 is the main driver of climate change or is causing catastrophic effects. There is no way in the short period (as opposed to weather, climate concerns changes lasting many decades to centuries) since global satellites could augment land based weather stations that climate change connected to man made CO2 can be observed. All of the deleterious effects come from climate models - "
Most global models have resolution too coarse to evenrecognize the existence of the Great Lakes, and some completely ignore theFlorida peninsula. Iowa State University
Generally, more confidence is placed in simulations that are at largerscales because of the agreement in global averages and patterns. GFDL- GlobalFluid Dynamic Laboratory
Everybody should know that water vapor (along with the oceans and clouds and the sun) is the major driver of the Earth being warmer, not CO2. Yet -
Globally averaged water vapor concentration is difficult to measureprecisely because it varies from one place to another and from one season tothe next. This precludes a precise determination of changes in water vaporsince pre-industrial time Princeton University Forrestal CampusMan made CO2 being made into the major driver for the cyclical warming period we have been in in the last 30 or so years is being its radiative forcing effects (everything else being equal which it never is) can be modeled mathematically
Evidence abounds that the central planned economy limits the perception of reality. Reality is initially limited by government schooling. Then ensues a dance of death of the individual to a tune called by the government collective.The seven wonders of the world on the Federal Reserve Board go though motions in planning monetary policy that can never trump the distributed knowledge inherent in a free economy. The IRS collects the earnings of labor and capital to redistribute to federal priorities such as the military-industrial and the industrial-farm complexes that create a controlled reality destructive of life and liberty.The taxation of income, sales, and property rather than the taxation of land, water, minerals, and carbon emissions create a lose-lose reality. It does not take much learning in science to realize that the taxation of the earth rather than taxation of the economy can create a win-win reality.
Too much of what is called "science" is corrupted by profit-driven corporations and various government-controlled interests. Although science is officially supposed to use the Scientific Method of not accepting theories until they are proven by objective evidence and experimentation, much of it gets perverted to prop up the powerful. GMOs are not just unhealthy, but they could be used as tools of domination because their genetic material pollutes other organisms and they have self-sterilizing genes, which might be a way for fascist biotech companies to control people through control of the food supply.
By the way, there is no such thing as corporate science. There is just good science and bad science, whether it is done by Monsanto or by some patchouly soaked naturalistic fallacy ideologue.
"Public acceptance of “alternative facts” is not limited to the political arena."
Yeah, a lot of ignorant people have accepted the baseless science-free idea of "global warming".
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