The last Global Warming skeptic?

Hi Brit,

I have good news!  Even our most liberal news paper, perhaps the most liberal serious paper in the world, the New York Times, is not totally convinced about Global Warming and Climate Change: World Scientists Near Consensus on Warming!  While the rest of the story is full of the usual liberal, Global Warming as religion tripe, there is one bit which is very instructive:

Scientists involved in writing or reviewing the report say it is nearly certain to conclude that there is at least a 90 percent chance that human-caused emissions are the main factor in warming since 1950. The report is the fourth since 1990 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is overseen by the United Nations.

 “It is nearly certain that there is at least a 90% chance,” that, to me, says they don’t know!  You should also note that, instead of the usual 100 year comparison, they’ve shifted to a 50 year time span.  That’s because, it’s obvious that the temperature spike in the first half of the last century wasn’t due to human activity.  They can’t really explain its cause, but, quietly buried in the reports of the liberal media, is the admission that we didn’t cause it.  It only took 20 years for that bit of information to come to semi-light.  Of course, to any rational mind, that would bring up the question of trust to the “climate scientists” findings about the most recent temperature increase.  Unfortunately, there is grant money, political power, and business interests at stake, so the truth will have to wait.

Another question a rational person might ask, is what has consensus got to do with science?  While I did suffer through a public school education, I was always taught that science dealt with fact, not opinion.  It is a disturbing surprise to me that science has devolved into a popularity contest.  If this is going to be the trend in “science,” it seems to me that, to make it fair, we should put it to our elected representative to decide the position science will bow to.  That would at least, save us a few billion on research funding.

the Grit

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4 Responses to “The last Global Warming skeptic?”

  1. madmouser Says:

    Hi the Grit:
    Good for you. The last I heard on global warming is, it will take over 1,000 years for any of the predictions to come to fruition. I say, drop the subject altogether and wait at least 950 years to rethink our position. In the meantime, let’s think in the now – Go Colts!

  2. fifthdecade Says:

    Just don’t rush to buy any beach real estate anytime soon…

  3. theballa Says:

    Global warming to me is a unavoidable and the truth. But is it due to human pollution? That is a whole different scenario. The world is millions of years old with countless ice ages, shifts in weather patterns and droughts, I think it would be nearly impossible to shift the blame of the current weather patterns onto industry.

    The earth is constantly changing with or with out us and has been for millions of years. Are we just being self centered again?

    Good article.

  4. britandgrit Says:

    Hi m,

    I think you have an extra zero on that. Still, that’s enough time to be certain before throwing money at the problem.

    Hi f,

    Living near Memphis, Tn. if the most extreme predictions come true, this might be beach front property.

    Hi t,

    The truth of Global Warming no longer matters. The politicians have sunk their teeth in it and there is no turning back. We ARE going to fix the problem, whether it exists or not.

    the Grit

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