I remain skeptical of climate change theory

2014-05-06T00:00:00Z I remain skeptical of climate change theory nwitimes.com
May 06, 2014 12:00 am

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

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