The AP article on global warming used the expression, "scientific consensus." For the record: science is not, repeat not, a democracy. If a scientist has a theory he does not call for a vote. He proves it. Until then it is a theory.
The use of this expression is part of a wider movement to bully and intimidate opposition to the theory that global warming is man-made. The proponents of this theory are disingenuous. When the warming trend stopped they switched to calling it "climate change" to confuse the issue. Climate change is a fact. Man-made global warming is a theory.
Ideologues, posing as scientists, fudge figures and graphs. Scientists who express doubts are shut out of professional journals and risk losing federal grants.
I don't know if the theory is correct or not. But until the Chicken Littles are willing to engage in honest debate I remain a skeptic.
- Joy Etcheson, Portage