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    Debating Scientific Theories Would Be Un-American

    Leading Climate Scientist Says Debating Scientific Theories Would Be Un-American


    Now you would think the scientific establishment would embrace an opportunity to present their case to a wary, if disinterested, public. You would think the 97 percent of scientists who supposedly all agree human activity is causing climate change would eagerly line up to vanquish climate deniers, especially those in the Trump administration. You would think the same folks who fear a science-averse President Trump would be relieved his administration is encouraging a rigorous, forensic inquiry into the most consequential scientific issue of our time that has wide-ranging economic, social, and political ramifications around the world.

    You would think.

    But instead, many scientists and activists are expressing outrage at this logical suggestion, even advising colleagues not to participate. In a June 21 Washington Post op-ed, three top climate scientists repudiated the red-team concept, offended by the slightest suggestion that climate science needs fixing. Naomi Oreskes, Benjamin Salter, and Kerry Emanuel wrote that calls for special teams of investigators are not about honest scientific debate. They are dangerous attempts to elevate the status of minority opinions, and to undercut the legitimacy, objectivity and transparency of existing climate science.

    In a July 1 post full of irony, leading climate scientist Ken Caldeira blasts the climate contest: We dont want red team/blue team because science doesnt line up monolithically for or against scientific positions. What? Never mind the 97 percent consensus claim thats been shoved down our throats for the past decade. (Caldeira also wrote just a few months ago that the evidence for human-induced global warming is now so strong that no sensible person can deny a human role in these temperature increases. We can argue about what we should or should not do but the argument is over.)

    Caldeira then smugly questions why politicians who have never engaged in any scientific inquiry in their lives believe themselves to be the experts who should tell scientists how to conduct their business? (Shall we then ask why scientists who have never engaged in any legislative or political endeavor in their lives believe themselves to be the experts who should tell lawmakers how to conduct their business?)


    Climate Scientists Fear Losing Power, Nothing Else
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Climate Scientists Fear Losing Power, Nothing Else
    More so, losing the $$$$!

    Global Warming has been spectacularly profitable... Just ask Al Gore.

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