Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent
May 20, 2014
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report claiming that because of rising sea levels, wildfires and flooding due to man-made climate change several of the landmarks in the US are being threatened.
Adam Markham, co-author of the report and director of climate impacts for the UCS said: “You can almost trace the history of the United States through these sites. The imminent risks to these sites and the artifacts they contain threaten to pull apart the quilt that tells the story of the nation’s heritage and history.”
Landmarks that were identified as at risk include:
• The Florida Everglades
• Cape Canaveral
• The César Chávez National Monument
• The Statue of Liberty
• Ellis Island
California Governor Jerry Brown said at a conference concerning man-made climate change that his state is at the “epicenter” of this threat because of recent wildfires, droughts that undermine agriculture and rising sea levels off the West Coast.
Brown asserted that “we’ve got to adapt because the climate is changing. To make that transition, it’s going to take political will, it’s going to take investment, and it’s going to take the support of the people in the state and ultimately the people in the country, because we can’t do it alone.”
These scare tactics are based on the assumption that there is a scientific consensus of the theory that only anthropomorphic causation is destroying the planet due to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
In 2013, President Obama told the nation : “[Scientists have] acknowledged the planet is warming and human activity is contributing to it. Ninety-seven percent of scientists, including, by the way, some who originally disputed the data, have now put that to rest.”
However there is proof that there is no scientific consensus.
John Cook, climate scientist for the UQ Global Change Institute (GCI), released data from the University of Queensland (UQ) that shows “that the number of papers rejecting the consensus on [anthropogenic global warming] is a vanishingly small proportion of the published research.”
Alastair McEwan, acting pro-vice-chancellor of UQ defended the college’s claim that there is a scientific consensus, independently of Cook’s findings: “UQ has therefore published all data relating to the paper that is of any scientific value to the wider community.”
McEwan continued: “UQ withheld only data that could identify research participants who took part in the research on condition of anonymity. Such conditions are not uncommon in academic research, and any breach of confidentiality could deter people from participating in valuable research in the future.”
To discredit Cook, a study was released in 2013 by climatologists that claimed Cook “misrepresented the views of most consensus scientists.”
These climatologists said “only 41 out of the 11,944 published climate studies examined by Cook explicitly stated that mankind caused most of the warming since 1950.”
This shows that the consensus that humans are the sole cause of climate change is actually only 0.3%.
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