Monday, April 2nd 2012, 6:23 AM EDT
Holland — In his “My Take” in Tuesday’s Sentinel, Greg Murray says Steve Goreham, who spoke on climate change to the Ottawa County Patriots, is “not a scientist” and not in line with what he calls “overwhelming consensus” among climate scientists. Online comments echo “my lie” that Goreham is a scientist.
What is a scientist? Wiki defines it as: “one engaging in systematic activity to acquire knowledge.” Does that differ from Mr. Goreham’s many years of research? Regarding consensus, why doesn’t the media tell us about 31,478 scientists and others who signed a petition by the Oregon Institute of Science which reads: “There is no convincing evidence human release of CO2, methane and other greenhouse gases is or will cause catastrophic increase in earth’s atmosphere.” Nor do we hear from many meteorologists who disagree. Instead, heads of meteorology agencies echo climate change without input from members.
Murray states national academies of science of 18 countries acknowledge human contribution in climate change. If he had bothered to attend Tuesday he would have heard Mr. Goreham agree. He would have learned Earth’s naturally occurring events also impact climate change (both warming and cooling). Yet nature’s impact is 100 times greater than man. Missing from Murray’s claims of consensus are scandals evidenced in leaked e-mails demonstrating false data to arrive at projections by elite scientists.
The so-called “science” of global warming is a religion, based on emotion despite evidence that doesn’t require a scientist to see. Should we offer sacrifices like ancients did? Sadly, we already are. We’re not throwing maidens into the hot lava. Instead billions are wasted on climate change with the same effect achieved by human sacrifice to “the gods” in ancient times.