“Settled Science” is the great oxymoron of the politically correct movement. I don’t say it belongs to the Environmentalists, or the Liberals, or the One-World Order folks, though most of them use the term. It is a politically correct term because it it makes sense in no other realm. The number of people and groups that accept Man-Caused Global Warming as “Settled Science” is very large and very disheartening.
Science by its very nature is observation, experimental investigation, and above all, keeping an open mind to whatever might be the result of such observation and investigation. Most scientists make their living by challenging what others before them have discovered or believed, not by running around saying, “Me, too.” Saying that science is settled is just a political method to quell dissent.
400 years ago, Galaleo said, “Who would dare assert that we know all there is to be known?” It was a great question then, and, is still a great one today. Are we so conceited that we think we know everything? Are we so conceited that we think that after millennia of the earth warming and cooling in cycles effected by solar activity and natural cycles, that now, in the past century, man has changed the balance of all our ecosystems?
I would love to see the proof of global warming as a long term phenomena caused by humans. I would also love for humans to be humble enough to open their minds to believe that what they “Know” may not be so.
I’m not holding my breath for the Al Gores of the world to change their minds or their tune. They have too much power and influence wrapped up in the myth that they have helped create by stifling all other voices on “climate change.”