If you are able to read and understand this post by David Middleton, along with the contributed comments, you then, and only then, should be contributing to the discussion on anthropogenic global warming.
The number of people who have yet to understand that AGW remains a HYPOTHESIS and it is only through the politicizing of climate change with the support of industry and main stream media that you have been able to form an opinion is astronomical.
I don’t pretend to understand all of the content. I have only had to journey into this topic because it has been used to decimate my life through the proliferation of Industrial Wind Turbines. My wish for mankind is to be able to read a variety of sources (not just ones that support your personal viewpoint or partisan stance) and exercise some critical thinking.
From my lowly perspective, we have been duped.
Guest post by David Middleton
When debating the merits of the CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) hypothesis, I often encounter this sort of straw man fallacy:
All that stuff is a distraction. Disprove the science of the greenhouse effect. Win a nobel prize get a million bucks. Forget the models and look at the facts. Global temperatures are year after year reaching record temperatures. Or do you want to deny that.
This is akin to arguing that one would have to disprove convection in order to falsify plate tectonics or genetics in order to falsify evolution. Plate tectonics and evolution are extremely robust scientific theories which rely on a combination of empirical and correlative evidence. Neither theory can be directly tested through controlled experimentation. However, both theories have been tested through decades of observations. Subsequent observations have largely conformed to these theories.
Note: I will not engage in…
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