Walter Cunningham, a fellow astronaut (I spent one week at Space Camp, so I’m basically an astronaut) who was the pilot on the Apollo 7 mission, had an excellent article in The Houston Chronicle yesterday about the unsettled science regarding global warming:
For a new hypothesis to be accepted by the scientific community, it must be confirmed by considerable evidence and must survive all attempts to disprove it. The hypothesis claiming that human-generated carbon dioxide is a principal driver of the earth’s temperature has not satisfied either of these criteria.
AGW alarmists could have made their case quite simply by 1) collecting and making available solid evidence to support their hypothesis, and 2) by defending it in the court of scientific inquiry, not in the court of public opinion. Instead, they refused to release their data that would permit other scientists to look at the problem and come up with similar results–if possible.
The only thing alarmists are able to cite in support of their simplified hypothesis are mathematical models which they have developed to make their case. The earth’s atmosphere is currently impossible to model well, so it is no surprise that their models have been unable to use past data to correctly predict today’s temperatures. In any event, models are not data!
Take a look at that photo. Would that man lie to you? The full story is here.