Opinion from the liberterrain…
The Libertarian News Examiner occasionally writes articles belittling the politicized Algorian version of Global Warming and occasionally takes flack for it.
So let’s examine some of that flackery:
Climate Change denial
“Climate change” and “global warming” are two different things. The Earth has gone through repeated Ice Ages, interglacial “tropical ages,” and virtually every climatic condition in between including the well documented “Medieval Warm Period” and “Little Ice Age.” That’s proven climate change.
Political opinion pieces are no place to debate science.
But of course they are. Current global warming discussion has become so corrupted by politics, ideology, and government money that it’s impossible to separate science from politics. It should and must be debated by political pundits.
The science is peer reviewed
In What’s Going on Behind the Curtain H. Sterling Burnett discussed how the WikiLeaks memos exposed the undermining of the peer review process: “On the latter point the researchers involved threatened to boycott and get editors fired at journals publishing findings questioning the urgency of the climate crisis.”
Don’t wander into conspiracy theory type claims
Again quoting Burnett, the WikiLeaks memos revealed some scientists “conspiring to avoid legally required disclosure of taxpayer-funded data.” What’s your definition of “conspiracy?”
Still, AGW may be real and dangerous.
That’s like saying “Even though there’s no scientific proof that God exists we’d better believe in Him anyway just in case.” Is that science too?
Every time laymen get into scientific arguments with scientists the laymen lose
But none of the Libertarian News Examiner articles argue the science per se. Articles rest on pointing out that the science is corrupted by politics, and that because many scientists just as credible and numerous as the GW and AGW scientists dispute the legitimacy of the science – some even claiming evidence for global cooling – that the science itself is profoundly immature. How many scientists argue over the existence of gravity or that the Earth orbits the Sun?
As Geophysicist David Deming says in Why I Deny Global Warming, “Global warming predictions cannot be tested with mathematical models. It is impossible to validate computer models of complex natural systems.”
Climate science isn’t the only science subject to corruption. Michael A. Cremo writes about similar self-serving deception and hypocrisy in what he calls Forbidden Archeology.
From Deming on global warming again: “Anyone who is an honest and competent scientist must be a denier.”
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