The anthropogenic cause, on the other hand, is a whole different subject. That has not come even close to being proven. All hysterical claims fail the test of the definition of science --- miserably!
the vast majority of hypotheses suffer the indignity embodied in a phrase attributed variously to Thomas Huxley and Lord Kelvin: "a beautiful theory slain by an ugly fact" -- then you have a theory that can be published, and tested, and verified by other scientists. If you don't, you throw it out.
Science can never be prescriptive. All it can do is raise issues for the world's attention. It is politics and economics that then decide what to do about them. People who argue that the science says we must do something are being disingenuous about their true motives. If those people are also scientists, then they are abusing science. This is a tremendously important point. --- Iain Murray, National Review, December 21, 2004
I disrupt my Liberal neighbors' belief with this comment:
"Where I live in Central Florida wasat one timean ocean beach, 90 miles from either coast."
That seems to shut their debate down. :)
What a great quote! If you don’t mind I’d like to use it (on another site where I’m sparring with a self-described “climatologist”).