Trail Times Letter to the Editor: Real science disputes climate claims

A response to some ideas about global warming and climate change.

I watched the B.C. political debate (Monday night), but don’t worry. I’m not going to talk about it here.  If you didn’t watch, you didn’t really miss anything. It was almost a waste of time.

But, I do want to make a point about a question that the press continually asks everyone suspected of not succumbing to current folk lore about earth’s climate.

“Do you believe in Climate Change?”

Now if that isn’t a very dishonest question, I don’t know what is.  The equivalent honest question is: “Do you believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW)?”

For those of you who don’t know what that means, it is the belief that the earth is warming out of control because of man’s incessant consumption of fossil fuels, further suggesting that CO2 is the main culprit for the warming.

The answer to the first question is, “Of course I believe in climate change.”

I also believe the earth is round and the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The climate of our earth has been constantly changing since it was formed 4.5 billion years ago, long before man was ever here.

It always will change by the way, and there’s nothing any politician or group of goofy alarmists with ulterior motives are ever going to do about it.

The answer to the second question is, “I absolutely do not believe in anthropogenic global warming.”

The evidence (unspun version) of global-warming-caused-by-CO2  is sorely lacking but more importantly, the real science of CO2 and the natural laws of chemistry and physics clearly indicate that it’s not even possible for AGW to be plausible, at least not in a significant way.

Let’s start questioning this rubbish.  Don’t let anyone convince you of something so insane just because the press keeps telling you it’s the consensus of most scientists.

First of all that is a lie, and second of all, progress in science has never been and never will be built on the back of consensus.

Progress is built on hard-won truths brought about by a great deal of thoughtful study, skepticism (yes, lots of skepticism), and scientific examination.

We must start demanding more truthful knowledge (and there’s plenty) on the subject, and less propaganda and crafty spin by those promoting this fallacy.

We all know that we can’t listen to what our politicians tell us on this subject either. They just say whatever they think needs to be said (or not said) to get elected.

We should be mad as hell, and we shouldn’t take this anymore!

Russ Babcock


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