Skip to comments.How I Learned Not to Deny Climate Change
Posted on 05/02/2012 9:21:27 AM PDT by dead
I do not deny the reality of climate change. No, this is not a change of mind, reversing my longstanding skepticism toward claims of human-caused global warming. I have never denied climate changeand that is precisely why I reject the global warming hysteria. But a fascinating new scientific contribution from Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark, who is single-handedly blowing away the alleged "consensus" on what drives the climate, has given me a whole new appreciation for climate change.
The term "climate change denier" is obviously objectionable because of the word "denier." That word is carried over from the phrase "Holocaust denial" and is meant to smear global warming skeptics by associating us with the vicious motives of those who airbrush the crimes of the Nazis. But the more substantive objection to this phrase is that we skeptics do not deny the reality of climate change. We embrace it all too thoroughly.
We understand that the climate is changing and that it has always been changing. The four-and-a-half-billion-year history of the Earth is a history of constant, wild swings in global temperatures and weather, from the steamy jungles that nurtured the dinosaurs to the vast equatorial glaciers of "Snowball Earth."
(If you follow the link about Snowball Earth, by the way, you may notice that the theory is controversial and has its own skeptics. Funny how that works. In genuine science, for any new theory there is a competing theory, and the question is settled by more evidence and not by people lining up behind some top-down political "consensus.")
So we're skeptical of any claim that the very small trends in the global temperature record over the past few decades are anything extraordinary...
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Too bad liberals can't use all that 'cuteness' to some creative purpose.
They think they did.
You’ve got arabs and eskimos. Get a U-Haul and move to where the food is.
My gov't grant got pulled...
The money quote.
This change of terminology has got to stop or the left will be controlling how we use words.
WORDS MEAN THINGS.
The issue is and has never ever been “Climate Change”. The issue in dispute is and always has been MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING.
Let’s use that term and not not “climate change”.
Screw the CLIMATE CHANGE scam. What we need is a CHANGE OF CLIMATE. Adios Obama and take the communist infested garbage that has infested our government with you after the next elections.
Indeed. The biggest way the left manipulates the language is through conflation of terms.
They did it with abortion and birth control.
They do it with “science”.
Many more examples exist.
Note, in this context, the way in which the man-made global warming alarmists declare that only certified "climatologists" have any authority to speak on the subject, dismissing the legions of skeptics from fields like geology or physics. On a practical level, you can see how this helps preserve the monopoly of the establishment. A relatively small group of academics at a fixed number of universities and research institutes, all supported by the same government agencies with the same agendas, get to decide who joins the closed club of "climatology." Whereas if you have to bring in the geologists and the physicists and the astronomers, they have all come up through independent institutions with sources of funding that tend to be more varied and less political.
Read while looking out the window at a 43 degree F day in May in MA...
You can’t deny climate change.
The climate changed today from yesterday
We have 4 seasons, we have winters with snow and winters without.
The climate has been changing since the beginning of time and will keep on changing regardless of what human beings think say or want.
I recently read an article where we have a new study showing man made localized climate warming.
It was a study done on the local area effects of wind farms done around a large Texas Wind Farm and showed that Wind Farms raise temperatures, with related impact, where they are built.
The Law of Un-Intended Consequenses from Socialist Planners is always observable.
This has to do with Disturbances by gorillas ~
A proposal ~ refer to "climate change' as "anthropodgenic disturbances" ~
(NOTE: I this is about gorilla poop in the water or something)
Excellent article. Thank you for posting it.
Climate change is so severe here in SE MI that I turned my furnace off today and just a couple months ago I was required to use it! At this rate of warming I will need to cool down my living environment.
We MUST increase taxes to stop this tragedy!
Or even better:
CATASTROPHIC MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING.
Their premise for action is that we control the warming AND the warming will devastate our world.