(A priest and "Actual Father" of the Big Bang Theory!)
Today's court case re: Science, Global Warming, and Theory vs Actuality...
Them on Global Warming .
In February, House Science Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., and other congressional leaders asked NASA to guarantee scientific openness. They complained that a public affairs officer changed or filtered information on global warming and the Big Bang.
This year's recipient of Nobel Prize for Physics- Big BangThe officer, George Deutsch, a political appointee, had resigned after being accused of trying to limit reporters' access to James Hansen, a prominent NASA climate scientist, and insisting that a Web designer insert the word "theory" with any mention of the Big Bang. More
I've just started reading Michael Chrighton's, book, "State of Fear."
Excellent book... Concerning Science, Global Warming, and Theory vs. Actuality: Here is a note from the author:
We know astonishingly little about every aspect of the environment, from its past history, to its present state, to how to conserve and protect it. In every debate, all sides overstate the extent of existing knowledge and its degree of certainty. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing, and human activity is the probable cause. We are also in the midst of a natural warming trend that began about 1850, as we emerged from a four-hundred-year old cold spell known as the "Little Ice Age."
Nobody knows how much of the present warming trend might be a natural phenomenon. Nobody knows how much of the present warming trend might be man-made. Nobody knows how much warming will occur in the next century. The computer models vary by 400 percent, de facto proof that nobody knows. But if I had to guess --- the only thing anyone is doing, really --- I would guess the increase will be 0.812436 degrees C.
He goes on to suggest that before making expensive policy decisions on the basis of climate models, it is reasonable that those models predict future temperatures accurately for a period of 10 to 20 years...
Warming and Climate Change Programs- (1) min. Clip