Thursday, May 15, 2014

Authoritarian Limits

Juliet Lapidos, in normal left wing format predicting the demise of a politician's career over denying global warming, asked these questions:
Does Mr. Rubio think scientists are lying? Or that they don’t know what they’re talking about? Either way, what leads him to believe that the “portrait” of climate change offered by scientists is inaccurate?

The answer to your questions are: Yes, Yes, and because they have been unable to accurately predict the climate change over the past 15 years- our observations do not match their models. In fact, there is a distinct possibility that while climate change scientists have been playing the blame game on causes, we've hit a tipping point beyond which killing off the human race isn't a solution anymore.

The window of opportunity on this closed sometime between 1995 and 2003. What we need to do now is stop arguing over the *cause* and start adapting to the *observed effect*. Not the effects the climate change models predict, but the effects we are *observing* in our own neighborhoods, farms, villages, and cities.

Observation beats modeling any day of the week. And journalists like Labidos whose only science is a mere appeal to authority? They don't know anything at all.

1 comment:

Theodore Seeber said...

I don't know what is going on with commenting, but I got the anonymous comment:

"That's funny, I could have sworn Mark Shea readers are liberals first and Catholics second."

First of all, while I do occasionally read Mark Shea, he's not all I read. Second, I'm definitely Catholic first- what liberalism you detect in me comes from my Catholicism. Third, it could be that you are so partisan that the middle of the road looks to be the opposite side- as I'd hardly call a consistent ethic of lifer who opposes gay marriage a liberal, even if he writes on patheos and has posted a couple of homophile posts.

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