Week in Review
The left likes to attack religion. Pointing out how those in power created all religions. To control the people. And to increase their power. They note that these religions are not based in scientific fact. But on faith. And silly superstitions. Not intelligent thought. Which is why the left attacks religion. To free people from these silly superstitions. So they can control the people with their own silly superstitions and faith (see I Spent 28 Hours on a Bus. I Loved It. by Eric Holthaus posted 2/4/2014 on Slate).
For the first time, 195 nations backed a consensus statement saying that humanity is “extremely likely” (greater than 95 percent confidence) to be the dominant cause. That’s about the same confidence doctors have that smoking causes cancer…
That means we have no choice but to change our collective path right now.
There is no such thing as consensus in science. We don’t take votes in science. We use the scientific method. And here’s how Merriam-Webster defines the scientific method:
principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses
Do you see anything about taking votes and forming a consensus? No. Because it’s not science when you take votes and form a consensus. When empirical data and experimentation uphold a hypothesis what does that mean? It means we haven’t disproved that hypothesis yet. It doesn’t mean that hypothesis is a scientific fact. It just means someone hasn’t come around to disprove it yet.
We don’t know what killed off the dinosaurs yet. We have many hypotheses. A massive meteorite hit the earth. A period of volatile volcanic activity. Continental drift cooled the planet. Dinosaur flatulence warmed the planet. Aliens killed them. Or took them away. There are many theories. But no one knows for sure what happened. And scientists haven’t taken a vote to settle the matter once and for all. They are still working to figure that out. Because that’s the scientific method. Whereas the theory of global warming (let’s call it what it was before their warming predictions were proven wrong and they opted to use climate change) is the only ‘science’ the left wants us to accept as settled science. Without any further inquiry. And they even belittle anyone who believes in the scientific method as climate change deniers. Because we don’t pray at the altar of global warming. Turning our world over to those who want to regulate every aspect of our lives.
Climate was around a lot longer than dinosaurs. Yet while we can only make educated hypotheses on what happened to the dinosaurs we can supposedly understand fully something that predates the dinosaurs. Which is preposterous to say the least. In the Seventies they were warning us about global cooling. Then in the Nineties they were warning us about global warming. Without ever saying that they were wrong when they said the planet was cooling. Or why we should believe them now when they were wrong before. And not just a little wrong. They were the most wrong possible. Changing from one extreme (cooling) to the other extreme (warming).
Climate doesn’t only predate the dinosaurs. It also predates man. And there was a lot of climate activity going on long before man created his first carbon emission. Once upon a time there were no polar icecaps. Then at another time glaciers reached down from the polar regions to near the equator. These extremes happened long before the internal combustion engine. Or the coal-fired power plant. In fact, these things happened when there were no manmade carbon emissions. So what caused these climate extremes that were much more extreme than the climate of today? Whatever it was we do know one thing. Man did not cause them. Just as he is not causing global warming today. For it may come a shock to liberals but man is not bigger than climate. Climate is bigger than man. And it can bring on another ice age and kill us in droves.
If you live in a northern clime look out your window at that snow and ice covering the ground. Now ask yourself this. How much food do you think our farmers could grow if their fields were covered with snow and ice all year round? Or if the temperatures never rose enough to warm the wet soil enough to allow seeds to germinate? None. That’s how much. We can irrigate land during a summer drought. But there will be nothing we can do to warm and dry the soil enough to grow food. Which means the climate doomsayers were right in the Seventies. Global cooling is the greater threat. Not warming. And anyone worried about manmade global warming should ask the climate ‘scientists’ to explain how the polar icecaps could melt, glaciers could extend down from the polar regions to the equator and then recede back to the polar regions without any manmade global warming around to cause this climate change. And if they can explain how with a straight face than perhaps we should listen to them. But not until then.
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