Skip to comments.Physicist Offers $30,000 Reward To Anyone Who Can Disprove Climate Change
Posted on 07/03/2014 4:29:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Physics professor and climate change expert Dr. Christopher Keating is offering a $30,000 reward to anyone who can disprove that man-made climate change is real.
Keating, a professor of two decades at the University of South Dakota and U.S. Naval Academy, has challenged climate change skeptics to prove that man-made global warming is not real. Keating is prepared to offer $30,000 of his own money for the Global Warming Skeptic Challenge, which has an application deadline of July 31.
I have heard global warming skeptics make all sorts of statements about how the science doesnt support claims of man-made climate change, Keating announced on his blog. I have found all of those statements to be empty and without any kind of supporting evidence. I have, in turn, stated that it is not possible for the skeptics to prove their claims. And, Im willing to put my money where my mouth is.
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$30grand to argue with a fencepost. The fencepost will tell you when you have won.
Proving a negative!
What an ass.
He should have to prove his hypothesis. Their data has already been taken apart like LEGO. An empty and cheap trick designed to get media coverage. The ‘judge’ for this will be global warming zealots who are hysterically convinced of their own manipulated data.
Funny - that's exactly the case with Dr. Keating's position.
I think dr Keating should look up logical fallacies.
look to other planets. has their temperature changed? have their ice caps melted (ie: mars)
if yes, the source of any increased surface temperature is the sun
and since mars ice caps have been melting since the 70s... QED
where’s my money?
“Keating himself will be the sole judge of submissions “
What would be interesting is if Congress would mandate that no US-paid weather station could not be within half-a-mile of any concrete or asphalt structure. This would force the relocation of almost every single site put up since the 1940s. It would also change overnight the data collected once the new sites were put up and everyone would asking if there was some correlation between urbanization and heat....which the heat-sink-collection concept would finally dawn on folks.
They install these stations on the tops of buildings, etc. where the HVAC blower systems are located. No wonder their data are skewed.
I’ll take that $30k in cash please, -— Mr Coleman will get his share, I promise.... Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket!
Not to mention the heat generated by most dark-colored roofing material.
‘Climate change’ is true because it hasn’t been proven false? Argument ad ignoratio, or ‘arguing from ignorance.’ Disproving a negative.
Our star burns more fuel in one second than has been burned on Earth since we swung down from the trees. It’s an impossible bet and he knows it.
Can someone offer, say, $31,000 for prof Keating to disprove the existence of God?
hello Mr. Physicist, it doesn’t work that way. you are supposed to prove, everyone is aware there are problems proving a negative
I offer a 200 reward for Keating to prove he has never molested children when no one was watching.
He’s using rising utility bills as proof of man made global warming? That’s not just plain stupid, it’s elaborately stupid.
Yes to what you both said. The huge elephant in the room. Cities with row after row of homes with asphalt roofs and concrete roads and driveways. OF COURSE that will collect heat and discharge it.
Maybe we start a project here at FR to show this.
Go out say 5 miles or so into areas that are grass and trees. I would say being 5 miles away from an urban heat sink would be fair. This would be close to the conditions of how temps would have been measured 100 years ago or so.
Set up temperature measuring stations.
Then just compare those readings to what is officially being reported.
A difference could then be calculated. That difference would then need to subtracted from any “warming” the yahoos are calculating when comparing to conditions 100 years ago.
Can I have my Nobel Prize now?
hysics professor and climate change expert Dr. Christopher Keating is offering a $30,000 reward to anyone who can disprove that man-made climate change is real.
This is what science has degraded to in the US in 2014- a politicized, agenda driven pseudo science that eerily resembles the “science “ of Trofim Lysenko during the days of Stalin.
The way it works is Keating needs to lay out his hypothesis, provide a theoretical framework for that hypothesis and then experimentally prove his model.
There are people who are offering millions of dollars for guys like him to prove THEIR arguments and no one has yet collected, least of all Keating
What a grandstanding POS
Is it possible he’s being “clever” and offering the prize as some sort of paradox?
This is akin to offering $5 to anyone who dares challenge that the world is not flat.
Of the approximated one degree increase in global average temperature during the 20th century, three-fourths of this increase occurred prior to 1940.
It’s a marketing ploy to sell his book; he is so self-absorbed, he thinks he’s lampooning prizes that have been offered to “prove AGW by Heartland Institute
Dr. Shelton Cooper does not approve.
We don’t have to prove it doesn’t exist. In REAL science this boob has to prove it DOES. Lysenkoist Luddite.
The alarmists said we would have much warmer temps now and the snow on the North Pole would be gone and it is growing. The earth is cooling when they said it would be warming.
Can I have my $30K?
Pray America wakes up
“Dr. Keating...Do you still beat your wife?”
Tell ya what, Keating...
How about you prove to the world that climate change/global warming/whatever the flavor of the day name it is now HAS NOT made those pushing it on everyone else STEENKING FREAKING RICH?
Prove a negative? Disprove?
That assumes that its been proved.
This bet is as real as Bohners phony lawsuit, another stunt.
I guess you deniers haven’t been in Vegas the last couple of days.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LkMweOVOOI “Dr Don Easterbrook Exposes Climate Change Hoax”
Testimony before Senate committee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppQl6KYyMqA “Lord Monckton on Climate Change”
As a scientist, he should know better. You can neither prove nor disprove a theory; you can only present evidence that either converges or diverges with the theory. There is no such thing as “settled science”; there is only what is the best explanation for the available evidence today, with the perpetual possibility that later evidence will replace the explanation with one that better explains the later evidence.
If he means global warming then there is more than enough data this it has been cooling. Maybe Piers Corbyn will take his challenge!
The climate changes thisa way and thata way so you’ll never win.
Define: sophistry, (aka Bull He/She/It)
noun, plural soph·ist·ries.
1. a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning
PROVE: OBAMA DOES NOT EXIST.. now that would be worth a lot.
If “proved”, will not affect the crap he is putting out.
He has proven only one thing: that he is not a scientist.
It is impossible to “prove” anything in nature. All we can do is discover, and we must do that honestly to be effective (this is the scientific method).
The real problem is that people accept such nonsense as logic.
And this guy is supposedly a Physics professor. Sad what this says about the state of science in this country.
And they thought Clint Eastwood could make his point with just a Chair.
What? It's hot in Vegas...in July?? Unreal.
You're right, there MUST be global warming happening.
so basically he is stating that he will pay $30,000 to anyone who can change his closed brainwashed mind?
why would anyone bother?
He should make his check out to Burt Rutan, who has already done that. In effect, he is betting on a game that is already over.
I think it’s incumbent on the people seeking to imposes radical and disastrous measures down on us to prove THEIR case. Not the other way around.
quite smart what he has done...its real (he doesnt have to prove anything), prove it isnt. he has turned science on its head.
so anyone who takes this up is already lost, because its real, you are just trying to prove it isnt. also let me guess, everyone will loose, thereby proving again its real.
he gets a triple win, acceptance that its real, you tried to disprove it and cant, look here is more proof, i still have my 30k.
Did he ever think of proving it? Or debating it?
Well, we have Einstein’s equation to cheat off of.
Climate Change.....hmmmmm......we’ll call that C
Now, C has to equal something. Einstein had a constant. What do we have that is constant? Oh....Obama is constantly full of s**t. That sentence is too long, so we have to shrink it to one letter. Let’s see.......one Obama full of s**t can be called an Obamit. That can be shortened to an O. That’s pretty good. Now, we need another letter. Einstein had mass....what can we use?
Money! There’s the answer! We’ll use an M to stand for money. Now we have the equation!
I hereby call this blueunicorn6’s Theory Of Relativescomingtodinner....
C = MO squared
Where’s my money?
$30K? That’s chicken feed?
Think of the billions we’ve paid these morons to show that man made global warming is real and they still haven’t done it.
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