Climate Science’s Myth-Buster
According to the climatologist, Judith Curry, it’s time to be a scientist about global warming.
Global warming or climate change is the increase observed in more than a century of the temperature of the Earth’s climate system and the effects of that increase. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is heating up. It should be noted that in 2013, the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the warming observed since the middle of the 20th century. » Nevertheless, these conclusions have been supported by the national science academies of the main industrialized countries and are not disputed by any scientific organization of national or international prestige.
It is no surprise to anyone that polar bears are emblematic victims of the global warming that is melting the polar ice caps, symbols of the threat to the earth that represents our incessant energy production above all else. In this way, every day we hear about more and more demands to impose limits, to change our useless ways, to save not only the bears but also the planet and ourselves.
A destructive myth
The climatologist, Judith Curry is a true climatologist. She once headed the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, until he surrendered at the academy to be able to express himself independently. In fact, she herself said, “The independence of the mind and the weather have become incompatible”. With this, a question arises, she was asked exactly, ”Do you want to say that global warming is not real?” To which she replied, “There is a warming, but we do not really understand its causes,” she added. “Human factor and carbon dioxide, in particular, contribute to warming, but how much is the subject of intense scientific debate”.
Now, is it possible that Curry recommends passivity regarding the issue? No way. In fact, in his opinion, research must be diversified to encompass the study of the natural causes of climate change and not focus so obsessively on the human factor. Likewise, she considers that instead of wasting time on useless treaties and sterile fights, we would do better to prepare ourselves for the consequences of climate change, either by warming up or something else.
Source: Guy Sorman | City Journal