Atheist Demotivator #5

What people often seem to forget, even as the AGW/CC consensus is washed away beneath a tide of facts, observations, and public scorn, is that it doesn’t matter if it’s four men or four thousand who throw their intellectual weight behind a foolish idea. Eventually that idea is going to have to stand or fall on its own.

The global warming fraud exposed

Former NASA climate chief admits that there is no science behind the theory of anthropogenic global warming/climate change:

“As Chief of several of NASA Headquarters’ programs (1982-94), an SES position, I was responsible for all weather and climate research in the entire agency, including the research work by James Hansen, Roy Spencer, Joanne Simpson, and several hundred other scientists at NASA field centers, in academia, and in the private sector who worked on climate research,” Theon wrote….

“My own belief concerning anthropogenic climate change is that the models do not realistically simulate the climate system because there are many very important sub-grid scale processes that the models either replicate poorly or completely omit. Furthermore, some scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results. In doing so, they neither explain what they have modified in the observations, nor explain how they did it. They have resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists. This is clearly contrary to how science should be done. Thus there is no rational justification for using climate model forecasts to determine public policy.”

This isn’t the first time that a politically charged theory that a) enjoys the support of a “scientific consensus”, b) fails as a predictive model, and c) is dependent upon constant tweaks in order to prevent its complex structure from collapsing with each exposure to new data, has failed. Nor will the collapse and eventual disappearance of AGW/CC be the last time this happens.

Science does work; one of its most positive attributes is that it works despite the best efforts of scientists to harness it in the service of their political, ideological, and professional ends.