During a Feb. 16 speech in Indonesia, John Kerry beat up on people who are not drinking the climate change Kool Aid calling them members of the “Flat Earth Society” for doubting climate change. He went on to claim the false meme that there is an overwhelming consensus of science agreeing with the global warming theory, making statements such as, “we should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists” and “extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts.”
First of all Kerry’s use of “flat earth society” argues against his point. “Once upon a time” everyone believed the earth was flat, in fact there was as scientific consensus. At other times the “scientific consensus” was that the Sun revolved around the Earth. And don’t forget at one time the “scientific consensus” was that Einstein’s theory of relativity was bunk –so much for consensus. Obviously Kerry never read any of the 1,350+ peer-reviewed scientific studies that refute the global warming theory.
The truth is there is no consensus. It is Kerry and the global warming enthusiast’s extreme ideologues competing with scientific facts. For example Heartland’s James Taylor offered these facts on Forbes Magazine.com:
- More than 31,000 scientists have signed a summary of the science
explaining why humans are not creating a global warming crisis. There
is no document making the case for global warming alarmism with nearly
as many scientists’ signatures.
- A survey of more than 1,800 atmospheric scientists
within the American Meteorological Society shows less than half of the
scientists believe humans are the primary cause of recent warming.
- Comprehensive scientific summaries presented by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change reveal thousands of peer-reviewed studies contradict the alarmist global warming narrative.
- In a survey of more than 500 climate scientists
conducted by scientists at Germany’s Institute for Coastal Research,
less than half agreed that “Natural scientists have established enough
physical evidence to turn the issue of global climate change over to
social scientists for matters of policy discussion.”
organizations such as the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Polish
Academy of Sciences dispute the notion that humans are causing a global
warming crisis. Others, such as the American Physical Society, point out
there scientists are sharply split on the issue.
To be totally fair John Kerry and his fellow global warming enthusiasts have been able to prove one scientific fact, which is:
Any time someone tells you there’s a scientific consensus on any theory—run the other way because it’s total nonsense.