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Problems for climate change

Posted: December 20, 2009 9:25 p.m.
Updated: December 21, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Regarding "Turn the global warming tide" (The Signal, Dec. 17), here are some problems for you "climate change" enthusiasts.

Most importantly, by the Climate Research Unit's (CRU's) own admission after its e-mail was revealed, the original data from which they derived all their modeling is no longer available.

We're supposed to just take their word for it? Without the original data, it's absolutely impossible to perform any meaningful peer review process whatsoever.

Further, in the scientific community you never discard the original data from which you arrive at conclusions you want to call significant. Otherwise, you can no longer prove your thesis. In any normal scientific discussion, that alone invalidates any conclusion you've reached, because you can no longer prove it and the process can't be duplicated and/or verified.

That's like convicting someone on a criminal charge just on the say-so of the DA.
No can do.

Secondly, it's perfectly clear from the e-mail the CRU team went out of its way to stifle and discredit its opponents, in unethical ways.

Now, I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time discussing politics, and I enjoy it when an opponent tries to argue with me, because I'm so solid in my position and grasp of the facts and history involved that I always view it as an opportunity to state my case and maybe even win a convert.

The only time I ever hear someone claim "the debate is over" is when their position is so weak they're afraid of losing the argument and of looking foolish in supporting a ridiculous position.

The polar ice caps on Mars are also melting, yet there's a curious lack of people and SUVs there. Funny how the climate changers always try to ignore that. I've yet to hear someone respond to that when I bring it into the discussion.

So, the whole idea of formulating radical social and economic policy on nothing more than a SWAG - Scientific Wild-Assed Guess - that isn't even supported by any direct and verifiable scientific data is preposterous.

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