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Friday, 22 March 2019

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JK, this is a fine post on your part.

I think pasting 1950s through 2019 climate stories links isn't pleasing to the Global Warming High Priests!

https://harpers.org/archive/1958/09/the-coming-ice-age/?single=1

Lemme try these one at a time ...

And from the turn of the century:

"UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000."

https://www.apnews.com/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0

Maybe this is better?

(2009) "Speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, Mr Gore said new computer modelling suggests there is a 75 per cent chance of the entire polar ice cap melting during the summertime by 2014."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6815470/Copenhagen-climate-summit-Al-Gore-condemned-over-Arctic-ice-melting-prediction.html

Better thisaway Whitewall?

One can see how a grumpy old git who spends most of his time in an attic might prefer the stormy seas of internet blogs to the calm harbor of science. Luckily, you also live in a land where you're free to have faith in whatever you like, no matter its relevancy.

JK, even better!

"the calm harbor of science"!?

Not like you, Bob, to indulge in humour!

David, I suppose in your mind science is all about atom bombs and the resulting horrors, like giant, killer insects and so on. Try to remember you were just in awe of eye surgery.

You miss the point, Bob, the history of science indicates to me a perpetual war zone. Not that it is a bad thing, theories and theorists collide but in the end the best idea wins out.

David, you're correct, though describing science as a war zone might also miss the point. Occasionally researchers disagree violently, but we're talking about scientists. They exceedingly rarely shoot each other or lob grenades. Probably precious few would even jump out of a perfectly good airplane to back up a point.

Unfortunately, politics and pseudo-science often exist close to actual science. It's not unusual that not everyone can tell the difference.

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