Consensus is not science.
Supporters of the theory — and a debunked theory it is — of anthropogenic global warming claim that because a group of scientists have proclaimed that it’s happening, that means the science is settled. Evidence refuting the “settled” part of their “science” is irrelevant to them.
For instance, last month PolicyMic.com had this to say, “Despite the presence of a near 100% agreement on man-made global warming in scientific journals, it seems that deniers will always have something to cling to, even if it can’t be found in a scientific journal. The rest of us will just have to sit here and wait for them to catch up.”
And Secretary of State John Kerry, who once proudly proclaimed he voted against something before voting for it and never met an issue — except global warming — upon which he couldn’t equivocate, last week in Jakarta, Indonesia, said: “The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand. We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.”
Psychopathic thieves like Kerry overlook the fact that the theory of a flat Earth remained “settled science” for many years.
Kerry also proclaimed, “We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts. Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits.”
Add another “shoddy” scientist to the mix of “flat Earthers” and “head buriers.” Dr. Patrick Moore, who knows a little more about “science” than John Kerry knows about anything beyond spending his wife’s money — make that a lot more — told a Senate panel: “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years. Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.”
Moore, the former co-founder of the environmentalist group Greenpeace, reminded Senators that an Ice Age occurred 450 million years ago when CO2 levels were 10 times higher than today.
For people like Kerry and President Barack Obama (who proclaimed global warming a “fact” in his State of the Union speech), the science is “settled” because they see yet another opportunity for a wealth-redistribution scheme and more government power. Since their “theory” doesn’t hold water against the fact that global temperatures have remained steady for almost 20 years, they want to stifle any debate over their theory’s validity.
Scientists and people like Al Gore use much the same tactic but for different reasons. They are in it for the money: Scientists don’t want their Federal grant gravy train to disappear, and Gore doesn’t want to have to give up his speaker fees and “carbon credit” get-rich schemes.
Their sycophantic followers have merely fallen prey to a cult. But it’s one that exists on cognitive dissonance.