Monday, April 20, 2015

Let's be factual Global Warming

In what follows, I provide an example of what a factual, blather-free comment* about global warming looks like.

Fact #1: Even George W. Bush admits human beings cause global warming.

Fact #2: He made this admission because the scientific evidence is incontrovertible
Fact #3: The incontrovertible evidence is the reason why 34 national science academies, three regional academies, and both the international InterAcademy Council and International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences have made formal declarations confirming human induced global warming and urging nations to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases

Fact #4: No one of significance disagrees with the consensus (which is why climate-change deniers typically resort to a mash of put downs, dime store psychology and rambling semi-coherency, instead of linking to something reputable as I have done in this comment)

If you disagree with anything I've said here, please respond in with a factual, blather-free comment of your own. Such a comment must do one of the following:
  • Provide a list of scientists who disagree with George W. Bush regarding the causes of global warming.
  • Provide a list of national or International scientific academies who have issued statements disagreeing with  George W. Bush regarding the causes of global warming. (Hint: None exist) 
  • Tell us why you're prepared to listen to scientists when it comes to everything else - technology, pharmaceuticals - but are completely disdainful of the scientific consensus when it comes to this particular issue (Note, if you're an anti-vaxx, homeopath-loving moron you need not comment here)
* I know that what I've provided here is an argument from authority; however its also an argument for accepting authority in a case such as this, ie, when all the authorities not only agree, but have also managed to convince a professional science-denier like George W. Bush that their consensus is correct.

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