Climate Alarmists Are Frantically Copying Scientific Data, Fearing Trump 'Book Burning'
But science isn't just about collecting data — it also involves interpreting those findings. Good scientists who have studied accurate data can indeed come to different conclusions about those numbers. In nearly every realm of human knowledge there is a great deal of disagreement, especially when it comes to applying knowledge from one realm of study (like science) to an entirely different realm (like politics).
Climate alarmism requires many different assumptions and arguments. Alarmists believe first that the climate data shows a warming Earth. From this data, they project further warming and resulting catastrophes. From this projection, they argue that government efforts to combat climate change are necessary and worth any economic cost they might entail.
Disagreeing with this final conclusion makes someone a "climate denier" and to do so is considered anti-science. Alarmists falsely believe that anyone who accepts the data showing a warming Earth must therefore believe in imminent threats and take the leap of faith required to value "green" initiatives at a high cost to the taxpayer, and to businesses in general.
Furthermore, the data itself can be suspect. Many scientists have argued that alarmists purposefully use data-collecting methods which show a warming Earth. Climate "deniers" are likely to encourage even more diverse ways of collecting data that might lead to different conclusions.
Finally, many "data-driven" climate projections have proven false, over and over again. Trusting alarmists that a catastrophe looms on the horizon unless we curb the use of fossil fuels fits the definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Which might help explain why Democrats and environmental activists are so focused on silencing dissent by any means possible, including using RICO laws against climate "deniers."
In the end, this hullabaloo about saving climate data is likely just a smokescreen for activists to further undermine the incoming administration.
"Much of the relevant data — such as satellite data — is already held in multiple places," Richards explained. Even if Trump wanted to get rid of it, that would be no easy task. "It's not like climate data is stored on a single server without a modem in someone's basement."
If this alarm proves anything, it merely serves to underscore how insulated liberals are in their climate change bubble. If they honestly cannot imagine how a person can disagree with their conclusions while still valuing scientific data, they really need to get out more.