11 July, 2011

A Consensus on Consensus

The Australian Government continues to lie about the dangers of climate change and continues to argue that the pseudo-scientific conjecture of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming has scientific support and continues to promote the foolish notion that a consensus among scientists constitutes proof.  According to What the science tells us”, from the Government’s Office for the Propagation of the Faith:
The vast majority of scientists worldwide agree that the many different lines of evidence all point to the same conclusion: human activity has unintentionally turned up the global thermostat.  The release of large quantities of carbon pollution is making our planet warmer.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a natural component of the air we breathe and circulates in large quantities through natural processes.  Over the past century, the levels of this gas in the atmosphere have jumped sharply as a result of our activities, such as burning fossil fuels (like coal) and clearing forests.  Pollution from these activities has resulted in there being more CO2 in the atmosphere now than at any time in the past 800,000 years.
Climate change has been confirmed consistently by leading scientific organisations from around the world, including  [...]  Climate Commission – The Critical Decade[.]

 Tee hee.

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