Emotion versus Science



09/25/2019 12:05 - Posted by Tom van Leeuwen
There are not more hurricanes than before. There are not more tornadoes than before. There are not more forest fires than before. There are not more heatwaves than before and the heatwaves do not last longer than before. The sea-level rise does not accelerate. We enjoy a slight increase in temperature, but it is not hotter than at other times of the Holocene.

The IPCC models do not work; the warming is much lower than predicted.

As they have understood that all the facts are against them, the UN has changed its strategy. They now play the "emotion" card. Theater time has arrived.

At the UN climate summit in New York, it was not about science, they have not proved the CO2 hypothesis, they have not even touched on the subject. It was all about commitments and promises, appearing to be the most worried, the most committed to the cause.

A couple of blocks away from the UN headquarters, The Heartland Institute had organized a climate change conference. They invited more than twenty politicians, scientists, and journalists to share their views on the climate and to discuss science, including Michael Mann and Alexandria Ocasio Cortéz. The proposal was to discuss the issue with three realistic scientists, experts in astrophysics and climate.
Of the twenty invited guests, not one appeared. Many of them never responded to the invitation, others had some kind of excuse despite receiving the invitation well in advance. They simply do not dare to discuss the science behind their hypothesis with experts because they know they are without arguments and will lose the discussion.

So we have seen a lot of emotion, a lot of theater in New York, but unfortunately, very little science.

Tom van Leeuwen, September 25, 2019

 

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