Washington Policy Center
You're forgiven if you haven't heard of the Washington Policy Center (WPC), a right-wing "freemarket" think tank...
Gee, thanks for the “forgiveness”... but I find it interesting that the information you posted about the Washington Policy Center
being a “right-wing think tank” was actually a cut & paste from an article at a Left-Wing Blog
and that you put it up without accreditation – as if you had written it yourself – but those points aside...
I linked to the Washington Policy Center
article simply because it was accurate & concise. There are countless other articles available which support its content – not the least of which can be clearly seen by the cover images which I posted of the (anything but Right-Wing
) Time Magazine and the associated articles which are still available, e.g., Time June 24, 1974: Another Ice Age?
Climate change denial is a term used to describe organized attempts to downplay, deny or dismiss the scientific consensus...
I find it ironic that those who question – not just deny, but even dare question
– the so called “consensus” of Anthropogenic (Man caused) Global Warming are being dismissed & ridiculed as “Deniers” and “Flat Earthers” — when just 500 years ago it was the “Flat Earthers” who were
the “consensus” — and it was those who said that the Earth was round who were then called deniers, non-believers and heretics.
The above charts & graphs prove nothing:
The U.S. Statewide “Normal” (even NOAA puts it in quotes) temperature changes map only goes back to 1971 and it’s not even global. It might be useful for predicting long term U.S. weather patterns... but short term Local Weather is not long term Global Climate
The Global Temperature and Carbon Dioxide chart shows an apparent correlation — but correlation
does not necessarily equate to causation
. Every day, the Rooster crows and the Sun comes up... but that doesn’t mean that he caused it... no matter what he & all the other barnyard animals may think. There are many accredited scientists who believe that it might be the increase in temperature that causes the increase in CO2 – and not vice versa.
The other charts also only go back 130 years. While that’s many generations in `dog years’..., geologically speaking it’s the blink of an eye. In the same way that Michael Mann’s infamous “Hockey Stick Graph” (that started all the Global Warming hysteria) conveniently stopped just short of the “Medieval Warm Period”
was an inconvenient truth
) because it showed that current temperatures are now only about 0.2c warmer than it was then – and just ignored the ”Little Ice Age”
as a non-event, because it made the current warming trend appear more dramatic. And BTW, there were also a number of other (to be generous) `mistakes’ in Mann’s chart which have been well documented.
Scientific method, refers to a body of techniques...
And one of other techniques in that body of sound science, is where after you posit a theory, you then try to disprove it
. Simply accepting it because some of your peers agree with it – or just because you want to – isn’t science, it’s an article of blind faith.
Right now the Apostles of the Global Warmists religion are beside themselves trying to figure out how to reconcile the fact that the polar ice is also melting on Mars
(they must be having a hell of a time trying to rationalize how that too must somehow be Man’s fault).
Is the Earth warming? Yes, it has been, a bit... but now it looks like we might be in for another natural
Is a little warming a bad thing? Maybe yes, maybe no. A little warmer would lengthen crop cycles & allow us to produce more food. Colder would shorten them... and that could become a real problem.
Is Man’s generated CO2 contributing significantly to Global Warming? Maybe yes, maybe no. But let’s not destroy the U.S. & European economies (while China will keep building coal fired plants as fast as they can) in a knee-jerk reaction — before we really know and understand all the facts
— because it might
raise the temperature a couple of degrees over the course of next 100 years
Mars is Melting
The south polar ice cap of Mars is receding, revealing frosty mountains, rifts and curious dark spots
The Real 'Inconvenient Truth'
Some facts about greenhouse and global warming
The U.K. Telegraph
'Hockey stick' graph was exaggerated
The 'hockey stick' that became emblematic of the threat posed by climate change exaggerated the rise in temperature because it was created using 'inappropriate' methods, according to the head of the Royal Statistical Society.