Climate Change alarmists love to portray anyone who questions their “facts” as ignorant flyover-country anti-science morons who still believe the earth is flat.
So, they will not be too happy with the following:
Via Investor’s Business Daily: Are Global Warming Skeptics On Wrong Side Of Science?
….the findings of a study show that global warming skeptics score better on climate science questions than those who believe man is causing the planet to warm through the combustion of fossil fuels.
A paper that will appear in the journal Advances in Political Psychology says that, on average, skeptics got 4.5 questions right while the followers of the faith averaged four correct answers. This doesn’t mean skeptics are more informed; it just means they’re not poorly informed, which is what alarmists want us all to believe.
The paper was written by Yale Law School professor Dan Kahan, not a skeptic looking for a particular outcome. He quizzed about 2,000 people with nine questions, asking about such issues as melting North Pole ice and skin cancer risk in a supposedly warming world….
He followed that…with a blog post saying “I don’t think it is useful at all to characterize as ‘anti-science’ the 50% of U.S. general population who, using exactly the same forms of reasoning as those who conclude that best evidence supports belief in AGW, conclude that the best evidence doesn’t support it.”
By the way, there was supposed to be a Fossil Free Yale protest last week. However, it was postponed.
Seems it was too cold and snowy for members of Fossil Free Yale to leave the comfort of their homes — homes, by the way, that are almost certainly warmed by fossil fuel.
And, on a personal note, here in NYC, last Monday was a bone-chilling 3 degrees, which almost broke the record for lowest temperature for that day.
And the highest temperature recorded for last Monday in NYC?
71 degrees in 1954.
So, where is Global Warming/Climate Change when you need it?
Breitbart: NYT Smears Scientist Willie Soon for Telling the Truth About ‘Global Warming’
Daily Caller: Republicans To Investigate Climate Data Tampering By NASA
If you’re so awesome that you won’t let anyone see your college records, wrote only 1 article presiding over your law review, and can get a Nobel prize for doing nothing, then any skepticism of your brilliance proves that you are correct. It’s (Political) Climate Change Logic you can believe in.
Global warming, like so many academic fads, is more of religion than it is a science. And many academic “scientists” are the AGW religion’s most devout followers.
Having been around and working for scientists most of my adult life, true scientists who approach a theory must look only at the facts, and gather as many as they can, and then be truthful about the findings. Unfortunately, many scientific endeavors lack funding so any funding that is received comes with strings attached to the reporting of the outcome of the findings. The scientists I know believe global warming is a hoax. (Unfortunately, they are mostly non-political so they don’t vote.)
Very true Samster1, but the drive for funding often overwhelms many scientist’s belief in the scientific method. Another thing that scientists frequently do is to write a paper that presents data essentially showing that the AGW models are faulty, but then in the last paragraph (right before thanking the govt for their funding) add some sort of paean of the AGW models.
Oh yes–that is why my husband and I left our jobs working in the “scientific” wing of the government. We chose not to sell our souls for money.
Global warming is not science nor is it religion. It is pure BS.