Growing number of scientists are skeptics

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    The alarmist contingent has to be stupified to see how much the worm has turned in recent years.
    This is a must read for people wondering why global warming has now been eclipsed by virtually every other concern of the American citizen.

    From the article...........yesterdays Wall Street Journal.................

    The lack of warming for more than a decade—indeed, the smaller-than-predicted warming over the 22 years since the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began issuing projections—suggests that computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause. Faced with this embarrassment, those promoting alarm have shifted their drumbeat from warming to weather extremes, to enable anything unusual that happens in our chaotic climate to be ascribed to CO2.

    The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere's life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth. This is no surprise since plants and animals evolved when CO2 concentrations were about 10 times larger than they are today. Better plant varieties, chemical fertilizers and agricultural management contributed to the great increase in agricultural yields of the past century, but part of the increase almost certainly came from additional CO2 in the atmosphere.




    Sixteen Concerned Scientists: No Need to Panic About Global Warming - WSJ.com


    But most compelling is the whole "follow the money" dynamic. Its taken years for the majority to figure it out that this was and always will be nothing more than a well coordinated scam designed to provide methods for making government bigger and methods for redistributing wealth.

    Its never had anything to do with "science".
     
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    Granny ain't changin' her mind...
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    The Climate Is Changing For Climate Skeptics
    March 23, 2018 ― Climate change skeptics may have outlived their usefulness to the fossil fuel industry.
     
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    Well now, just why don't you tell that to all the Scientific Societies, all the National Academies of Science, and all the major Universities in the world. I haven't seen where any of them have changed their policies on this issue.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right...

    ... once her mind's made up...

    ... she ain't changin' it...

    ... no matter what the proof...

    ... evidence or facts.."
     
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    Lie #1.. Appeal to authorities even after they have been shown deceptive and untruthful..
     
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    Consensus fallacy doesn't help you.

    Besides the rank and file members of the organizations never voted for it.
     
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    So far not a singe counterpoint to the article show up, just fallacies and baloney so far.

    Gee maybe alarmists don't have anything to say after all?
     
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    Pay attention dummy...the counterpoint to the lie in the title is that every major scientific society and all the liblished acience are still in agreement. This was already mentioned.
     
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    On the contrary, they have. Members that disagree can run for the board, and if the members vote for enough of them, change policy. Hasn't happened in a single Scientific Society thus far.
     
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    But the more important question becomes which science is impacting public policy around the world? Because really nothing else matters. If you look at energy policy it is very clear the science supported by the skeptic contingent is what is being embraced. That is not even debatable.

    For some reason that I can't quite understand progressives get all giddy about hanging banners and symbols up as progress. We are seeing it this weekend with the whole bogus gun control push. We saw it last year with the NFL kneel for the flag issue. The all cops are racist issue . Sure they make great headlines but zero impact on public policy....

    The fact is the warmers have been taking bows for 20 years on their consensus.... but where is it mattering in the real world?

    Lastly and most notably any astute student of this forum can see that the skeptic science contingent is always laughing and having fun in here while the alarmist side consistently displays anger and misery. Why? Because they know deep down they are not winning.:iyfyus.jpg:
     
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