I’ve read the last few week’s editorials and letters concerning climate change with interest. Those authors and your readers, however, need to understand that a consensus by 58 generals, 27 Nobel Prize winners, the Union of Concerned Scientists, U.S. congressmen, and a lot of other people with impressive titles is not science.
It’s a movement, just like the Flat Earth Society was a movement.
Science requires replicable experiments that prove a hypothesis. So far, all climate change, formerly global warming, consists of is observations fed into computer model that’s made a bunch of very inaccurate predictions, i.e. Miami is not underwater.
So although there may be evidence that the climate is warming, there isn’t any scientific evidence that mankind is causing it.
Could this just be another climate cycle like the Ice Age? Is it a 100 year cycle, a thousand year cycle, a 10,000, 100,000 or million year cycle?
So far, the Flat Earth Society, now known as climate change, can’t even make good predictions much less prove it. Don’t get me wrong. Do I think we should be less wasteful, more environmentally conscious? Of course. But that doesn’t mean we should surrender our freedoms, sovereignty and money to a bunch of people who don’t have a solution. How can you have a solution to a problem if you can’t even prove what’s causing it? If every far-fetched idea of the climate changers were implemented in the U.S. today, immediately, it wouldn’t affect climate one whit because the rest of the world is blithely doing their thing. Even if the rest of the world were on board, you’ve still got natural fires, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. that put out tons of CO2.
Isn’t it grandiose and narcissistic for mankind to think we can rule the planet? The planet is remarkably self-healing. All that CO2 may prove to be helpful, growing forests and increasing crops.
All I’m saying is that it’s foolish to surrender your freedom and property to a bunch of folks, whom I suspect, have ulterior motives, i.e. power and control, without scientific proof. Make them supply proof before you give up a dime.
Mark S. Dolecki