When science becomes dogma, skeptics become infidels.
Over the last two decades, anthropogenic (man-made) climate change–once known as global warming–has evolved from a debated scientific theory to an unquestioned ideology. Saying you don’t believe that science supports the notion of anthropogenic climate change is like showing a drawing of Mohammad eating a ham hock to a radical Muslim.
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Unfortunately, the Left controls public education, and the youth of America are being brainwashed into the climate cult.
Tuesday, the Portland Public School board voted unanimously to remove all curriculum that questions anthropogenic climate change.
Bill Bigelow, a former PPS teacher, and one of the individuals responsible for the resolution, told the Portland Tribune:
“A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise.”
Thick with the language of doubt. He actually said that. Does that not sound like a cultist?
The resolution on which the board voted reads in part:
“There is overwhelming consensus in the scientific community that the climate crisis is created by human beings releasing greenhouse gasses…[and] PPS curriculum will make students aware of training opportunities and living-wage jobs in the just transition away from fossil fuels…”
Every single proponent of anthropogenic climate change simply parrots the phrase “overwhelming scientific consensus” as if that’s it. We’re done here! Pack it up! No more debate! No questioning! Because we all know science tells us we must never question.
I hear it all the time. 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is man-made. The president himself has mentioned the alleged “97 percent consensus.” The Left uses this nonsense number to silence dissent because if man-made climate change is questioned, it collapses.
The 97 percent consensus ranks up there with “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” It’s an absolute fraud.
The frequently cited statistic comes from a single source. A few years ago, a man named John Cook–along with a few colleagues–conducted a review of several thousand papers, and came to the conclusion that 97 percent of the scientific community believes climate change is man-made.
However, the study was deeply flawed in its methodology.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“David R. Legates (a professor of geography at the University of Delaware and former director of its Center for Climatic Research) and three coauthors reviewed the same papers as did Mr. Cook and found ‘only 41 papers—0.3 percent of all 11,944 abstracts or 1.0 percent of the 4,014 expressing an opinion, and not 97.1 percent—had been found to endorse’ the claim that human activity is causing most of the current warming.”
Dr. Legates said it was “astonishing” that any journal would publish such a rubbish paper. But the criticism doesn’t end there.
Mike Hulme, Ph.D. Professor of Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, cut even deeper:
“The ‘97% consensus’ article is poorly conceived, poorly designed and poorly executed.”
Then, several scientists whose papers were reviewed claimed that Cook and his colleagues had completely misrepresented their work.
It really couldn’t get much worse. The 97 percent “consensus” is like Hillary Clinton’s soul, which is to say it’s nonexistent.
Yet, if you dare to question the sacred consensus, you’re screamed at like you’re Veronica Cartwright at the end of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”
Now, Portland is leading the charge to keep the very idea of dissent far from the minds of the precious children. I suppose we can’t have our science textbooks thick with the language of doubt. After all, this is science, not a subject for which skepticism and rigorous testing are necessary.