Suspect science

| Monday, Sept. 27, 2010

The scientific bankruptcy of blame-mankind global-warming orthodoxy is made plain by a Canadian climatologist's observation that every United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prediction and projection has been wrong .

Writing for Canada Free Press, Dr. Tim Ball, a former University of Winnipeg climatology professor, demolishes IPCC's "settled science."

Among his devastating points: Climatology, which studies "one of the most complex systems in nature," suffers from scientific overspecialization. That means lots of researchers know lots of minutiae but don't understand how those minutiae fit together in the real world.

Another major problem for the IPCC is its very definition of "climate change," which assumes mankind's to blame. Yet nobody knows just how much climate changes naturally , so there's no baseline against which to gauge human activity's effects.

And in seeking only to prove its blame-mankind assumption, the IPCC ignores the scientific method's requirement of "falsifiability" -- the need to shoot holes in a theory to try to disprove it.

Thus, the IPCC approach is the opposite of properly skeptical science -- and, as Dr. Ball writes, it "fails the real measure of science, the ability to predict."

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