Correlation isn't same thing as cause and effect

2013-07-02T00:00:00Z Correlation isn't same thing as cause and effect nwitimes.com
July 02, 2013 12:00 am

How serious is President Barack Obama about climate change? Do you honestly believe a 0.04 percent carbon dioxide dissolution in the Earth's atmosphere is going to cause significant temperature change? That's like throwing 400 ping-pong balls in the ocean and expecting the ocean's temperature to change!

"But look at the sophisticated graphs showing temperature and CO2 running hand in hand," climate changers say. You might notice that the CO2 goes up after temperature does! Is correlation the same as cause and effect?

Squirrels gather nuts in the fall, and leaves turn colors in the fall. Therefore (according to climate change "logic"), squirrels gathering nuts cause leaves to turn colors.

Of course, the climate change experts were predicting global freezing in 1974 (Time magazine, June 1974), so their credibility is unassailable. And I'm the "flat Earther"?

— Michael Haluska, Crown Point

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