I’ll be happy to tell him, gravity can be proven by empirical evidence every time it’s tried. And although we all agree ice freezes, it doesn’t always freeze at 32 degrees F. Freezing depends on temperature and pressure. But, water will freeze at low enough temperatures every time.
No one, scientist or civilian, is disagreeing that climate changes. It has since the beginning of time and it will until the end of time…..with or without man. Where we disagree is the cause. Kerry wants us to believe man is the cause. He says “scientists” tell us that. No, not all scientists do. More than thirty one thousand of them, just in the United States, signed a petition saying they disagree. www.petitionproject.org
We have the right to deny that “elementary truth” because it isn’t an elementary truth. We have the right to free speech and to be skeptical, especially, when every scary prediction, the climate models they rely on have made, has not happened. There is no empirical evidence that man is causing global warming or climate change. There are many natural phenomena that have a greater effect on temperature than man. And there have been many widely accepted scientific conclusions that have been overturned, such as the causes and effects of high cholesterol. That’s why we have the right to question it. Science requires skepticism.
However, even as the ominous predictions, one by one, fall by the wayside, the Warmers have no intention of giving up. They are doubling down…..which very well may lead to the demise of their agenda.
The Warmers are getting so desperate they are flailing around grasping for anything to show man is causing global warming. The models they use to justify legislative action are failing as the predictions don’t match observed temperatures. Their predictions are getting more dire, more absurd and less tethered to reality. Everything and anything is blamed on Climate Change. Claims are being made that Climate Change caused ISIS. It causes everything from asthma to prostitution.
Their tactic now is to attack, slander and destroy the skeptics. Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Senators Boxer, Markley and Whitehouse have sent letters to universities demanding they disclose the sources of funding for the researchers who are skeptics of anthropogenic Climate Change. Any scientist who has testified in front of Congress is being targeted. The validity of their research isn’t being questioned, the source of their funding is. Interestingly, the sources of funding for Climate Change alarmist aren’t being questioned.
Dr. Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon, Physicist at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics was targeted after a peer-reviewed article was published in Science Bulletin entitled, “Why Models Run Hot: Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model” that made a strong case that the climate is less sensitive to CO2 than most models suggest. When it became the most downloaded paper in the journal’s history and news organizations took notice, the climate alarmists came after him claiming he didn’t disclose the source of his funding.
The problem with their accusations is that funding for research is given to universities directly. Negotiations are between the university and the donor, not the scientist and the donor. Considering the political climate at universities today, it’s hard to imagine a requirement that the research favor fossil fuels would be acceptable. The university then takes about 60% of the funds and distributes the rest to the researchers.
It is also important to point out that Dr. Soon’s research and findings had been highly respected for decades. He wouldn’t have been hired by such a prestigious institution, had they not been. It is only when he questioned the validity of the climate models that his integrity was questioned.
Climate alarmists, on the other hand, are not asked to provide the sources of their funding. I wonder who funds them? The EPA, perhaps? http://junkscience.com/2015/05/05/media-beats-up-willie-soon-but-turns-a-blind-eye-to-epa-funded-researchers-shilling-for-epas-biggest-rule/
Recently, Dr. Judith Curry testified to Congress that recent data and research supports natural climate variability caused by the sun, volcanic eruptions, and large-scale ocean circulations, having a greater effect on climate than man. She testified that efforts to link dangerous impacts of extreme weather to human-caused warming are misleading and unsupported by evidence. She pointed out that America’s commitment to the UN to reduce CO2 emissions by 28% would prevent three hundredths of a degree centigrade in warming by 2100. (is that worth spending trillions and lowering our standard of living?) https://curryja.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/house-science-testimony-apr-15-final.pdf
Another example is Dr. James Enstrom. He exposed the study by a fraudulent researcher with a degree bought on line, that claimed diesel particulates in the air were causing thousands of deaths a year. CARB (California Air Resources Board) used the study to justify banning diesel engines from California. Dr. Enstrom wasn’t wrong but he was fired because his research no longer aligned itself with the university’s ideals.
These are but a few of the examples of the desperation on the Left. Their dire predictions haven’t materialized and the public is losing interest. They can’t argue with the evidence that the earth is not warming, so now they’re trying to kill the messenger…….I almost feel sorry for them.