Charles Krauthammer: The myth of 'settled science'

Feb 20, 2014 Full story: The Indianapolis Star

I repeat: I'm not a global warming believer. I'm not a global warming denier. I've long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Feb 20, 2014
More gibberish. He's a doctor, not a scientist, and his argument is irrelevant. Sure, science is never 'done' but it can be settled (for now). Does it make any sense that, since NO science is ever 'settled' in his world, you cannot teach or devise policy on the basis of sound science???

Technically, even gravity is not 'settled science' but the laws of gravity are pretty 'settled' enough to use as a guide to policy on many things such as strength of construction in civil engineering. Throw out all 'facts' that have been researched because they are never 'settled'??

Then he goes into the typical denial (ie. the CRU has been 'flat') while not understanding what that MEANS. It is only in air temperature graphs, NOT surface temperature, and it is due to lack of coverage of the polar regions along with more storage of incoming heat in the oceans. But he is totally IGNORANT of this science.

He should go back to doctoring, assuming he does that better than he does science commenting.

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Since: Apr 10

Milwaukee, WI USA

#2 Feb 21, 2014
Awe - you don't like what he has to say.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#3 Feb 22, 2014
Steve Case wrote:
Awe - you don't like what he has to say.
Especially, skeptics predictions are too poor in accuracy:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/graphics/Pred...
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#4 Feb 22, 2014
Steve Case wrote:
Awe - you don't like what he has to say.
It is true that I find it stupid and worthless. But then, I pointed out why in MY post. Your post is even stupider and that is goin' some..
3 Months USA Oil Glut

Toronto, Canada

#5 Feb 22, 2014

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