April 5, 2013
'Trust Us, Skeptics Are Crooks'
One of the most overlooked aspects of the anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming (AGW) issue is the way it defends its science conclusions by saying nobody offers valid scientific critiques. The science is settled. Anyone suggesting otherwise is branded an anti-science heretic, with the mere mention of the words "skeptic climate scientists" bringing on withering accusations about skeptics being paid by the fossil fuel industry to lie about the issue. Notice the problem there? We have an unsupported assertion about settled science, and adjectives about skeptics that are impossible to misinterpret -- "invalid," "anti-science," "heretic," "corrupt," "liar." This fault becomes impossible to miss in an analogy any ordinary citizen can understand: Imagine yourself at an informal car show, where you stop alongside another fellow to admire a pretty blue '80s-era sports car. The owner sees your interest and exclaims, "This is an extremely rare 1983 Corvette....(Read Full Article)