Ben Bova needs to get some facts straight
This guy obviously needs to stick with science fiction writing. He makes so many false assumptions about skeptics that I feel I should point a few of them out.
First off, Bova makes the assumption that skeptics are “climate change doubters.” This is patently misleading. If anything, we skeptics are firm believers in climate change. It’s the alarmists who seem to believe that the environment is static so ay warming is unnatural and must be stopped. Deniers believe in a constant, natural change in temperature, climate, etc.
Next, he misrepresents what the whole problem is with Goddard’s recent temperature mishap. If I’m remembering it correctly (since I’m typing this from my cell phone and don’t have a computer to check), the problem most of us deniers had about this incident is that the Institute admitted that they don’t verify any of the temperatures before they published their findings. This makes basically all their finding suspect.
Other than that, he just states that the earth is warming without ever linking it to humans. Sure the earth has warmed over the past century and sure CO2 has risen but correlation doesn’t neccesarily mean causation.
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