What passes for “fact” for President Obama
“But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods – all are now more frequent and intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science – and act before it’s too late. ”
It is not true simplistically that 12 of the hottest years on record have come in the last 15. Which measurement? How does that compare to other measurements? How MUCH hotter? Was it significant or statistically insignificant?
There is no scientist claiming increases in storm events or intensity as fact. Only a – yet unproven – theory. No scientist claiming increases in droughts. Another unproven theory.
There is no emergency. No need to react in a way that hurts the price of fossil fuels.
The lack of science understanding amongst the political class is terrible. No party specific on that complaint. Just Obama is now the latest to trot out anti-science positions that favor his world view.
Science needs to be depoliticized. Climate change is not an urgent issue. We can have all fuel sources. But don’t artificially prop up one or another. I include oil in that as well. Let the market find solutions. Stop treating CO2 as pollution. Is is plant food.
The Democrats have no right to claim a superior scientific rationality. Between foolishness on climate change, GMO, and alternative medicine, they have enough anti-science nonsense of their own to match up with the few creationists.