April 29, 2017

Climate of Complete Certainty

Bret Stephens - The New York Times:

As Andrew Revkin wrote last year about his storied career as an environmental reporter at The Times, “I saw a widening gap between what scientists had been learning about global warming and what advocates were claiming as they pushed ever harder to pass climate legislation.” The science was generally scrupulous. The boosters who claimed its authority weren’t.

I read this column, Stephens’ first for the Times, while wearing a “Science doesn’t care what you believe” t-shirt. The only point worth considering about climate science is the science itself. What you think, what you believe, what you desire to be true does not matter a whit.

We can see the polar ice melting, we can measure the sea ice extent annually. Two-thirds of Americans care not at their own peril.

If you live near a coast, you’ve been warned. Move.

If you live in Tornado Alley, you’ve been warned. Move.

If you deplore high temperatures, humidity, and wildfires in the forests, well, you’re pretty well SOL. Ask your Republican Congressmen what to do.

Hillary Clinton’s hubris and failure is not linked in any way to the “debate” over global warming. Repeat that to yourself if you don’t believe it, while the world warms until you can no longer deny the obvious.

#climate #science #politics

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