Thursday, July 10, 2014

Not a scientist

If you're not a scientist, why do you think you know more than scientists - the worldwide consensus of scientists - working in their own field of expertise?

Republican leaders dispute climate change because:

1. They're faith-based, not evidence-based. Thus, increasingly, they're actually anti-science.

2. Democrats accept the scientific consensus, and Republicans will oppose anything Democrats support for no other reason than that.

3. It's popular with their base, which prefers to believe they don't have to do anything they don't want to do (see #1, above).

4. They get lots of campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry and from billionaires who make money from the status quo.

If you're not a scientist, why not pay attention to the scientific consensus? Well, this is why. Scientists determine the truth, and frequently the truth isn't what people want to hear.

1 comment:

jeff725 said...

About point #2: Saw this on the AddictingInfo website I frequent a few weeks ago:

"If President Obama came out in favor of oxygen, the Republicans would suffocate themselves."

A companion to that: "If President Obama spoke about the Law of Gravity, the Republicans would declare it a hoax and jump off the Grand Canyon just to spite him."

Don't let us stop you, guys. :)