Curious as always, I naturally looked around this Young America’s Foundation place to see what it’s like. I found a link titled UCSB Students Believe Global Warming is One of the Biggest Threats to the World. I could feel the scorn rising off the words. Silly silly UCSB students – what does it matter if sea levels rise and glaciers melt and rivers dry up and crops fail?
And yet, I was still surprised by Ashley Pratte’s style of argument.
According to Weather Channel founder John Coleman, man-made climate change is a myth. Well, college students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) would strongly disagree.
In a statement Coleman said, “The ocean is not rising significantly. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar bears are increasing in number. Heat waves have diminished, not increased.”
However, the students at UCSB feel very differently.
Uh? A tv weather guy said something, and that’s supposed to be conclusive?
Snopes has a page on Coleman.
As Coleman’s critics have noted, he does not hold a degree in climatology or any related discipline, nor has he studied or conducted any research in that field; he merely parrots arguments advanced by others.
So just saying “In a statement Coleman said” isn’t quite good enough.
Critics of Coleman who do study and work in the field of climate science have produced detailed line-by-line rebuttals of his arguments against global warming.
Young America’s Foundation people please take a look.
Now back to Ashley Pratte:
There were a few students who made it clear they are doing all they can to reduce their individual carbon footprint. One student claimed that he bikes 15 miles to school everyday, and another student said she’s vegan.
When asked what they would say to climate change deniers the answers were unanimous, “Educate yourselves.”
Well, maybe these students should take their own advice and realize that science isn’t on their side. Over the years global warming has become a policy agenda spurred on by leftists and environmentalists, but the science just isn’t there.
This year marks, an 18-year “pause” in global warming-which leaves environmentalists scratching their heads to come up with excuses to combat climate-change deniers.
They can keep their computer models and we will keep our science-based in fact, not projections.
Yeah none of your god damn computer models for projecting what’s going to happen next, we prefer surprises!
(This is a syndicated post. Read the original at FreeThoughtBlogs.)