Chris Matthews recently criticized some Republican candidates for president asking how can they get very far by denying the obvious science of global warming.
It’s another hallmark of the Left that they can’t come to grips with differences of opinion. I call them dissent deniers.
Here, Chris, is an article from the UK Daily Telegraph reporting on a petition signed by more than 31,000 scientists who are global warming skeptics.
And, as a scientist (A degree in chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, with minors in Math and Physics), here is my position on global warming:
1. While it appears that the earth warmed during the late 20th century, I am not convinced that it is still warming. It appears that it may have peaked at 1998.
2. If the world is indeed still warming, I am not convinced that CO2 concentrations have any causative effect or that humans have any causative effect.
3. Even if the earth is indeed warming and humans do have a role in causing the warming, I’m not convinced that the effects are bad. The earth must have had high concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere at other periods, because atmospheric CO2 is the source of the carbon that is present in fossil fuels. It appears that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide cause more lush plant growth.