Climate Consensus Con Game

At the outset, let's be quite clear: There is no consensus about dangerous anthropogenic global warming (DAGW) -- and there never was.  There is not even a consensus on whether human activities, such as burning fossil fuels to produce useful energy, affect global climate significantly.  So what's all this fuss about? Let's also be quite clear that science does not work by way of consensus.  Science does not progress by appeal to authority; in fact, major scientific advances usually come from outside the consensus; one can cite many classic examples, from Galileo to Einstein.  [Another way to phrase this issue: Scientific veracity does not depend on fashionable thinking.]  In other words, the very notion of a scientific consensus is unscientific. The degree of consensus also depends on the way the questions are phrased.  For example, we can get 100% consensus if the question is "Do you believe in climate change?"  We can get a near-100% consensus...(Read Full Article)

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