Raymond Martin may be right about us living in the Stupid Age if his inane comments about climate change are any indication.
How many courses have you taken that qualify you to be an expert on climate science, Raymond? Your comments about high pressure make no sense whatsoever. Any chance that you can refer us to reputable research that proves that high pressure is the culprit instead of increased greenhouse gases in our atmosphere? Your opinion does not constitute proof.
Why would any sane person be willing to bet the future of our planet and our children on the off chance that 97 percent of climatologists are wrong? If there was a 97 percent chance of getting cancer if you don’t forgo some bad habit, the smart person changes his lifestyle.
Martin scoffs at the predicting ability of meteorologists, but when they predict the path of a hurricane, I bet he plays close attention. If 97 percent of the computer models predicted a hurricane landfall at Baytown, I wonder if Raymond would bet his beach house on the 3 percent chance of a miss.
The good thing about science is that its approach to truth is self-correcting. Theories (and models) proposed by one scientist are tested by other scientists and those theories are then confirmed, modified, or discarded. Raymond claims that “numerous” climate science studies have been shown to be bogus. Which ones, and how many, Raymond? What about the vast majority that aren’t bogus? Do we just ignore them?
The methods of science are the only way to discover fundamental truth. To ignore the findings of science is to disregard reality and wallow in ignorance. That ignorance might be blissful for some, but it remains ignorance.
If his orange idol proposes that the moon is made of blue cheese, support for that idea would be the subject of Raymond’s next letter to the Sun.