The idea that the science is settled on something as dynamic as the earth’s environment simply defies rational thought. It is a leap of faith, putting facts aside in favor of beliefs, much like the people who deny evolution. How ironic. The true believers, the Gorebot crowd that wants to “restore science to its rightful place” is actually deeply anti-science.

Here is a link to 900 peer reviewed scientific studies that dare to question the “consensus” on man made global warming. Gorebots won’t look at this science, they will simply dismiss it and point to their science while also smearing the dissenters as bought and paid for shills of Big Oil. They couldn’t possibly be more anti-science if they tried.

The folly of “scientific consensus” perfectly destroyed by author Michael Crichton

Let’s be clear: The work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period. . .

1543: The Copernican Revolution

The science is settled!

The Copernican Revolution refers to the paradigm shift away from the Ptolemaic model of the heavens, which postulated the Earth at the center of the galaxy, towards the heliocentric model with the Sun at the center of our Solar System. It was one of the starting points of the Scientific Revolution of the 16th Century.

1632 Galileo Galilei: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
The science is settled!

In 1615 he went to Rome to argue on behalf of the merits of the Copernican theory, but the political atmosphere was such that Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus was placed on the Index of Prohibited Books in 1616, and his theory declared “foolish and absurd philosophically and formally heretical inasmuch as it expressly contradicts the doctrines of the holy scripture.” There is evidence that Galileo was warned against promoting the Copernican theory at this time. A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems first made it past the censors by purporting to be neutral on the astronomical debate. Its failure to do so was but one of the objections raised after publication.

It had taken the Catholic Church seventy-three years to deem it neccessary to ban De Revolutionibus, but when Galileo published A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems in 1632, it reacted within in five months, and in 1633 his famous trial and recantation took place.

1859: Charles Darwin On the Origin of Species
The science is settled!

Darwin proposed in 1859 that natural selection — “preservation of favorable individual differences and variations, and the destruction of those which are injurious,” in his words — was the inherited mechanism of evolution, how living things endured by hanging onto the traits that helped them survive and eventually losing those that didn’t.

Upending the widespread belief among biologists that all species arose separately, Darwin’s central argument in his landmark 1859 book On the Origin of Species was this: “It inevitably follows, that as new species in the course of time are formed through natural selection, others will become rarer and rarer, and finally extinct.”

1974: Time Magazine: Another Ice Age
The science is settled!

As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.

And whose fault is it?

…Man, too, may be somewhat responsible for the cooling trend. The University of Wisconsin’s Reid A. Bryson and other climatologists suggest that dust and other particles released into the atmosphere as a result of farming and fuel burning may be blocking more and more sunlight from reaching and heating the surface of the earth.

Much like today’s true believers, it is human’s fault for cooling the world. If it was something else, how could they seek to control our lives? They couldn’t. So, if it’s getting colder, that’s your fault. Today, “consensus” says it is getting warmer, that too is your fault.

2005: Saint Al Gore: The science is settled

“… the science is extremely clear now, that warmer oceans make the average hurricane stronger, not only makes the winds stronger, but dramatically increases the moisture from the oceans evaporating into the storm – thus magnifying its destructive power – makes the duration, as well as the intensity of the hurricane, stronger. Last year we had a lot of hurricanes. Last year, Japan set an all-time record for typhoons: ten, the previous record was seven. Last year the science textbooks had to be re-written. They said, “It’s impossible to have a hurricane in the south Atlantic.” We had the first one last year, in Brazil. We had an all-time record last year for tornadoes in the United States, 1,717 – largely because hurricanes spawned tornadoes.”

Al Gore, laughingstock: A look back at his hurricane predictions

During the past 6-years since Hurricane Katrina, global tropical cyclone frequency and energy have decreased dramatically, and are currently at near-historical record lows. According to a new peer-reviewed research paper accepted to be published, only 69 tropical storms were observed globally during 2010, the fewest in almost 40-years of reliable records.

Furthermore, when each storm’s intensity and duration were taken into account, the total global tropical cyclone accumulated energy (ACE) was found to have fallen by half to the lowest level since 1977.

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