Did This Climate Alarmist Just Admit His Own Position Is Propaganda?
Alarmists have made numerous dire climate predictions, each of which has failed to come true. As Tom Hartsfield, a scientist with a PhD in physics from the University of Texas, explained, even "the best climate models fall many orders of magnitude short of the power and intricacy needed to effectively predict the long-term climate patterns that emerge from the interactions of ... planetary systems," such as air currents, cloud patterns, resonant temperature cycles, energy storage and release mechanisms, and many more. "That's not a failure of science; it's just the reality of how tough the problem is."
But many in the press and academia are dishonest about "how feeble these models are and how much we should stake on their all-too fallible forecasts." Science is about reasoning based on the evidence, and it flourishes when multiple perspectives are brought to the table. But "skeptics are singled out in creepy enemies lists. Actually, we're now supposed to call them deniers, as though they were disputing the existence of HIV or the holocaust." Indeed, Senate Democrats went so far as to demonize organizations engaging in scientific skepticism as a "web of denial."
"The crusader mentality of climate researchers leads them away from the factual debate and empirical accounting of sound science," Hartsfield wrote. "We really deserve more from our publicly funded scientific establishments."
I'm sure Socrates would agree. It's long past time to lead the prisoners out of the cave and into the light of day.