Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series by scientist/astronaut Walter Cunningham, pilot of the Apollo 7 space mission, who has a master’s degree in physics. Cunningham has served on the Advisory Board for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
There is a war going on between those who believe human activities are responsible for global warming and those who don’t. Contrary to the way the debate is often framed by the media, those who believe in anthropogenic global warming (AGW) do not hold the high ground, scientifically. Their critics do.
Reason, Evidence Ignored
One reason for belief in AGW is the sad state of scientific literacy in the United States today. A 2006 National Science Foundation survey found 25 percent of Americans did not know the Earth revolves around the sun. Such widespread ignorance leaves our society vulnerable to the emotional appeal of AGW alarmists.
Among AGW true believers, advocacy has replaced objective evaluation of data, and scientific data--regardless of the authority of its source or importance in the debate-- are ignored and suppressed, or the messengers are attacked.
Global warming is a scientific question, demanding scientific data for understanding, but until very recently it appeared subjective opinion was winning. Thankfully, some scientists have been willing to risk their careers by speaking out against AGW dogma. Disclosures of scientific fraud by the leading advocates of AGW, along with new scientific discoveries and cooling global temperatures, have all helped bring the world back from the brink of adopting some utterly unnecessary and truly harmful legislation.
In the end, science will win--as it always does--but not without some painfully rude awakenings for Al Gore, President Barack Obama, and millions of others who can’t handle the truth.
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