Tools And Data Now Unnecessary, Says Leading Climate “Scientist”

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In case you still believed that the actual science mattered, here’s an actual quote from one of the leading climate “scientists” during his testimony to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee.

The “scientist” is Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University.

“Fundamentally, I’m a climate scientist and have spent much of my career with my head buried in climate-model output and observational climate data trying to tease out the signal of human-caused climate change,” he said.

First of all, tease out the signal of human-caused climate change? Pretty sure science is about getting an accurate model of how things work, whether we like the answers or not. But that’s just the appetizer.

“What is disconcerting to me and so many of my colleagues is that these tools that we’ve spent years developing increasingly are unnecessary because we can see climate change, the impacts of climate change, now, playing out in real time, on our television screens, in the 24-hour news cycle.”

You see, we don’t need scientific results, because we can see it for ourselves with our own eyes on our TV screens. Who needs mathematically predicted observations based on sound analytical models drawn from careful experimental work?

Can you imagine an Einstein, Newton, Tesla, Maxwell, Feynman, or ANY reputable scientist saying something like that? That’s hack talk from someone who has decided what the solution to the problem is and doesn’t need the inconvenience of actual scientific work standing in his way. Shameful. This is the kind of nonsense that has polluted modern scientific practice and it’s an embarrassment to the profession.

These people should be treated with the same disdain as the clowns who paraded “Cold Fusion” in front of us via press conference.

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Oliver Gauss
Oliver has a degree in physics and mathematics and has completed all but his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Physics. He believes actual science should decide scientific disagreements, and that most people who use "science" to defend their emotion-based opinions have no idea what science actually is. Oliver is the editor of WeWantScience.com and has two new sites coming out soon. Stay tuned!