Uncommon Sense

politics and society are, unfortunately, much the same thing

The science says what ever we want it to say

Pattern: keep repeating a lie often enough and people will believe it.

Example: Don’t Panic, But Carbon Dioxide Levels Are the Highest They’ve Been in Human History
May 11, 2013 by Andri Antoniades
[UPDATE: it turns out CO2 levels are NOT the highest they’ve been in human history]

In the above takepart.com article you’ll notice a data point and an assumption treated as one and the same. The data point is about a measured (and confirm-able) degree of CO2 emissions. The assumption, one often repeated with the assertion of proof, but none-the-less lacks it, is that CO2 emissions cause a rise in global temperatures. As in this article, the assumption is enough to pass for fact because the idea has been so ingrained in our psyche.

For decades we been inundated with claims that CO2 cause a greenhouse effect. Study after study has been produced to show this. Unfortunately it seems, time and again, with just a little effort devoted to actually checking the facts, these studies fail to stand up to scientific scrutiny. How can that be if the global warming deniers are a bunch of lying ignoramuses?

So what do the so-called deniers say?

The effectiveness of CO2 as a greenhouse gas becomes ever more marginal with greater concentration

The curious case of rising CO2 and falling temperatures

Russian Scientists say period of global cooling ahead due to changes in the sun

WSJ op-ed by Schmitt and Happer: In Defense of Carbon Dioxide

‘The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science’ – Dr. William Happer:

The demonized chemical compound is a boon to plant life and has little correlation with global temperature.

To make the case for climate alarmism more believable, we must avoid paying any attention to the claims of the deniers. Don’t think of it as malfeasance, or intellectual dishonesty, or fraud. Cherry picking convenient data is a time honored tradition in any scientific field. And this is what an open mind looks like:

San Jose State University Meteorology decides burning books they don’t agree with is better than reading them

And as we all know, the sun heating the Earth is just big oil propaganda. Human activity is obviously the only possible explanation of something that has been a natural phenomenon for as long as the Earth has existed.

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