Arctic Ice: An Update – Evidence From the Past is Instructive

Watts Up With That?

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball


In a previous article, I noted the treadmill created when you convince politicians to form policy based on untested hypotheses. The anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis was untested because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and others determined to prove, rather than disprove it. Professor Richard Lindzen explained years ago that the consensus was reached before the research even began. Despite AGW proponent’s best efforts to ignore and obfuscate, evidence continues to emerge. Their efforts included writing limited definitions of terms, making false and assumptions and ignoring, manipulating or creating evidence as required. They focused on specific issues in isolated places with a great emotional appeal. Classic examples include people under threat of drowning on remote, supposedly idyllic, Pacific islands, or people in Arctic lands threatened as the symbol of their struggle, the polar, is also starving and drowning. Wonderful, fanciful environmental fairy tales…

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