Skip to comments.Climate Alarmist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg Advocates Groupthink
Posted on 09/01/2011 4:10:02 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is Director of the Global Change Institute. He is an active research scientist working on coral reef ecosystems and environmental change, for which he receives Australian Research Council support, boasts his bio.
Im not sure what global change means, to be frank, or what an active research scientist is. I do know what an activist research scientist looks like, however. His name is Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.
In The Conversation a website dedicated to promoting Labor-first groupthink (my wild guess) the active research scientist actively attacks critical thinkers from his (my second guess) high-energy office. Hoegh-Guldberg preaches:
The science tells us that exceeding 2°C in average global temperature will largely exceed the thermal tolerance of corals today. It is already happening. Rolling mass bleaching events, unknown to science before 1979, are increasing in frequency and severity.
This simple set of linkages demonstrates the risk that climate change generally places on natural ecosystems.
It is supported by hundreds of papers and highly experienced and published experts from oceanography, climate science and marine biology.
Why is it then that commentators in the media such as Andrew Bolt and Jamie Walker consistently take a different view and posit, either directly or indirectly, that all those leading experts are fraudulent, dishonest or at best shoddy scientists?
Its classic groupthink. The science tells us through hundreds of papers (thanks to deforestation) all we need to know! Alas, the good scientist never lists his hundreds of papers, or even explains why quantity necessarily equals quality, an absurd groupthink argument.
Incidentally, Bolt has praised and questioned scientists, but I digress. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is trying to set up a false argument: The all-powerful and all-knowing scientists are being questioned by unwashed commentators, and you must pick teams.
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“The Conversation” should be renamed OneThink
We have only had the capabilities to survey massive coral reef structures during the past 40 years due to advances in Scuba Gear. You cannot do an extensive survey with a snorkel. And bleaching can be caused by numerous factors, including cold water. Corals near Florida recently experienced massive bleaching due to cold water.