Monday, 9 March 2015

Two questions about climate change

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1. Do you believe that 'scientists' can predict the future climate of the earth?

(If so, why do you believe this? - Given that there is not the slightest shred of evidence - assertion isn't evidence - that scientists can predict future climate. Surely, to be able to predict the climate would at least entail making precise and detailed predictions and having them confirmed? Can we predict the weather, volcanoes, earthquakes?)

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2. Do you believe that 'scientists' can control the earth's climate - e.g. can make the earth warmer or cooler, or prevent the earth's temperature changing?

(If so - why do you believe this? Not only is there zero reason to believe that anybody can control the climate - but the idea is utterly absurd. Can we control the weather, volcanoes, earthquakes - can we control the temperature of the sun?)

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Note: If you believe the 'consensus' of climate researchers, political and environmental activists, politicians and so on - then do you believe that these people - people of this kind - can be relied upon to be truthful and competent? If so - why do you believe this? Are such people known for their truthfulness? Can you point to a body of objective achievement accomplished by climate researchers, political and environmental activists, politicians? (I mean, apart from getting funding, prizes and praise.) Are these people usually right about things?

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