You’ve heard the same arguments many times over, haven’t you?
Conservative: I’m pretty skeptical of global warming.
Global Warming Alarmist: YOU HATE SCIENCE! POLAR BEARS WILL DIE BECAUSE OF YOU!
Conservative: Okay, give me some scientific evidence that proves global warming is occurring?
Global Warming Alarmist: There’s a scientific consensus it’s occurring!
Conservative: “Scientific consensus” isn’t the same thing as “scientific evidence.” How do you explain the fact that global temperatures haven’t gone up in the last 15 years or that we know for a fact that temperatures haven’t corresponded with the increase in greenhouse gasses this century? What about the fact that it was warmer during the Medieval Warm Period than it is today?
Global Warming Alarmist: DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME? YOU HATE SCIENCE! POLAR BEARS WILL DIE! SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS!
Conservative: Ehr….okay. So, you mentioned scientific consensus again. Even if there are more scientists who believe manmade global warming is occurring, there are thousands of informed scientists who say it’s not.
Global Warming Alarmist: ANY “SCIENTIST” WHO DISAGREES ISN’T QUALIFIED OR IS BEING PAID OFF TO CLAIM WE’RE NOT ALL GOING TO DIE!
You get the idea, right?
Well, that last point? It wasn’t true in the first place, but it’s going to be even harder to argue after this,
A group of top NASA boffins says that current climate models predicting global warming are far too gloomy, and have failed to properly account for an important cooling factor which will come into play as CO2 levels rise.