gryffin13over 1 year ago
I think that it's great that you want to look at the facts. Here is the problem, the left has politicized this issue so much that the facts have become clouded. If the proponents of climate change had been scientific from the start, there would be no need for an article like this pleading for people to look at the facts. But while we're at it, let's look at some more "undisputable facts". When NASA released temperature data that showed the everyone how much warmer last decade was than any other decade in history (data that is still quoted very often) they made a huge "mistake" and repeated the warmer september data for october which skewed the data. Al gore made his famous movie (and lots of money) and included the infamous hockey stick graph which was debunked by Stephen Mcintyre before he made the movie, knowingly included the false data and people still quote this. And perhaps most damningly the IPCC repeatedly makes predictions about the future climate that when it comes out will not be coming true, simply delete any references to them from their site. If you want to actually look at the facts then I commend you, but the fact that the issue has become political means that some people take an "ends justifies the means" approach and don't care whether the use fake data because it's for a good cause. If there weren't all of these forged data pieces, I would be less reluctant to believe articles like yours that claim that the data is undeniable in favor of global warming. If you truly want to look at the facts I suggest putting aside your political lean and actually searching for substantiated facts. And to fill in a little of your bias, take a look at these two sites:
http://climateaudit.org/ and http://go-galt.org/climategate.html
perhaps you'll dismiss it as conservative propaganda, but consider this: I am a scientist at heart, I want a scientific process and legitimate data to be the deciding factor, but either the sites I show you are true (consider this) or they are false, but it still is a tremendous amount of data on the opposite side of what you claim is indisputable. If you truly want facts to determine scientific matters in the future I highly recommend that you not only read everything from both sides, but you should also speak out when you find out about anyone abusing the scientific process: this includes lying, fudging data, using flawed data, or anything else that bypasses the actual scientific process to make a political point. I believe that the environment is worth saving, but I also believe that this matter is not so crystal clear.