Contrasting Good and Bad Science: Disease, Climate Change and the Case of the Golden Toad

I have often thought (and said) the CO2 meme takes valuable resources, time and effort away from real environmental issues. A very good read.

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director Emeritus, Sierra Nevada Field Campus San Francisco State University

clip_image002To insure the public does not become complacent as the 16-year hiatus in rising global temperatures continues, the media is spammed with untested models claiming rising CO2 is and will spread death and destruction via food shortages and disease.

As MIT’s world-renowned oceanographer Carl Wunsch warned “Convenient assumptions should not be turned prematurely into “facts,” nor uncertainties and ambiguities suppressed…Anyone can write a model: the challenge is to demonstrate its accuracy and precision…Otherwise, the scientific debate is controlled by the most articulate, colorful, or adamant players. (emphasis added)”1As presented here before, the extinction of the Golden Toad illustrates the great abyss that separates the rigor of good medical science from the opportunistic models trumpeted by a few articulate and adamant climate scientists. The lack of substance in climate propaganda…

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