Global Warming and Why We Do or Don’t Believe Science

Excepted from an article by Alasdair Denvil, published April 21, 2015 by The Blaze

… We’re told over and over how 97 percent of climate scientists believe that humans are causing global warming, so therefore we should, too. Comedian-pundit John Oliver has said (only semi-jokingly) that it’s misleading for climate change advocates to debate skeptics one-on-one, as it implies there is a 50-50 split on the issue. (Instead, Oliver says it should be 97 advocates against three skeptics.)

But this misses the point.

In sports – drawn-out playoff schedules aside – the championship isn’t determined by who has the greatest percentage of fans rooting for it; it’s determined by which team has the highest percentage of wins. Likewise, in science, what counts isn’t the percentage of scientists who are supporting a theory, it’s the theory’s batting average when it comes to making true predictions.

That in mind, you don’t rally the public to your cause with gimmicks like putting 100 climate scientists on stage (or flying mailmen, for that matter: never send a gyrocopter to do the work of an evil hovercraft). If you want to convince people about the science behind global warming, show us how the science keeps accurately describing how the world is going to behave.

But that’s not what we get. Instead we get a decade-or-more plateau in temperatures even as carbon dioxide levels keep rising steadily. And we get the refining of the prediction of “global warming” to “global weirding”….

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