Good science makes accurate predictions. Pseudoscience makes failed predictions.
Astronomy, cosmology, psychics, geology -- these fields all have a long history of being right about things. They are credible fields that accurately describe reality.
Climate change is more comparable to astrology, phrenology, and ufology. It doesn't make accurate predictions, and it can't be falsified. No properly-educated individual can sensibly label it science. It's political ideology which leeches off of the prestige of the label science. I mean, look at the thread title we're having this discussion in: The Official Political Discussion Thread. That's not a coincidence.
The Big List Of Failed Climate Change Predictions - Watts Up With That?
It goes beyond catastrophic failed predictions, of course. Climate change alarmists often behave as if they don't believe a damn word they say. We all remember the climate summit where attendees showed up in private jets and limousines. We know many climate change alarmists are wealthy and live in luxurious homes with enormous carbon footprints. Some climate alarmists even own yachts.
And what about the 97% consensus?
First of all, that number is highly dubious, but even if it's not, who cares? Science isn't a democracy. Science is ruled by observable evidence and logical interpretation. You can have a billion scientists supporting one position. All it takes is one man with a single superior argument to trump all of them. In fact, that's how almost all scientific advancements have been throughout history: one man with a new, superior idea, against a consensus defending the status quo.
And why wouldn't the overwhelming majority of climate scientists support climate change? It's the fundamental dogma of the entire field. If you go to university to study anything climate-related, guess what? You're going to be indoctrinated with climate change alarmism, and you're going to be ostracized, possibly even oppressed, if you deviate from that view. It's not hard to develop a consensus in those conditions. For Christ's sake, religions have used the exact same strategy for years. The fact that 97% of climate scientists support climate change is no surprising, and no more evidence of its truthfulness, than the fact that 99.4% of Iran supports Islam
. Indoctrination works, kids. That's why it's used.
I will remain a climate change skeptic until climate alarmists start making accurate predictions, and start behaving like they believe what they're saying. Until then, they can take their "science~!!!" nonsense and stick it where the sun doesn't shine (which should be Earth according to climate change predictions.
Now, with all of that said, I'm all for keeping the planet clean. It's still our home, after all. Our home needs taken care of. The problem with climate "solutions" is that they often have significant economical consequences. Sorry, but we're not going to ruin the economy so scare-mongering idiots who've been shouting the end is neigh!
for 60 years now can sneak in their nutty socialism (whose implementation actually would mean the end is neigh, ironically). Sensible solutions only, thank you.