Saturday, May 29, 2010

Climategate Revisited:

Climate Change should not be a political debate or a media blurb:  There seems to have been much damage to the credibility of climate scientist last fall during Climategate, but that was a media frenzy, kicked up by political zealots, and was nonsense on stilts.   

In the real world the efforts by scientist all over the world are trying to nail down Climate Change so we (all peoples on all continents) can address Climate Change properly.  Most scientists do not and have not doubted the reality of Climate Change for quite awhile. 

If we don’t understand the science of Climate Change and how science advances, we’re simply allowing the situation to get worse, not avoiding it.  

Read this short essay about certainty in the science world because we all have to ‘get it,’ not just scientists. - Certainty vs. Uncertainty: Understanding Scientific Terms About Climate Change | Union of Concerned Scientists "Understanding Scientific Terms About Climate Change Uncertainty is ubiquitous in our daily lives. We are uncertain about where to go to college, when and if to get married, who will play in the World Series, and so on. To most of us, uncertainty means not knowing. To scientists, however, uncertainty is how well something is known. And, therein lies an important difference, especially when trying to understand what is known about climate change. In science, there's often not absolute certainty. But, research reduces uncertainty. In many cases, theories have been tested and analyzed and examined so thoroughly that their chance of being wrong is infinitesimal. Other times, uncertainties linger despite lengthy research. In those cases, scientists make it their job to explain how well something is known. When gaps in knowledge exist, scientists qualify the evidence to ensure others don't form conclusions that go beyond what is known. " - Union of Concerned Scientists

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