27 September 2016
The Only Science in The Debate
Posted by Dan Satterfield
Since the whole world is talking about the debate, it’s worth mentioning the only science question that came up. Fact check:
The images on the left were published on Slate. The tweet is apparently still there.
Just to be clear every major science body on Earth has said the IPCC reports are good science. That includes NOAA/NASA, and The Royal Society/National Academies of Science, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Geophysical Union.
None of them said it was a plot by the Chinese, and ALL of these organizations said it was due to increasing greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. That’s what the science says, and it’s a non-spinnable fact. Physicist Sean Carrol (in his book The Big Picture) says that at some point there is so much overwhelming evidence for a theory, refusing to accept it is no longer good scientific skepticism; it becomes crack-pottery.
I hope you’ve seen this (it’s fantastic): http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/grading-the-presidential-candidates-on-science/