Earth might be slightly warmer, and sea levels might be slightly higher, but the changes are natural and should not be blamed on fossil-fuel emissions, a panel of scientists and skeptics said at a public forum Tuesday.
“Human influence on the climate is very, very small – barely detectable,” S. Fred Singer, a critic of global warming and professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, told an audience at the Meyera Oberndorf Central Library.
Such views run contrary to what a consensus of international scientists concluded years ago – that with 90 percent certainty, global warming is being fed by increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from man-made sources such as power plants, factories and cars.
The biggest applause from the audience of about 35 people came when Singer suggested the Environmental Protection Agency be disbanded.
SOOOOO many things to say. Almost too much. This was a political event where people who have a certain point of view came to have it reinforced. Of course, there were some who were curious. The article notes that two environmentalists left with the impression that the presentation was deceptive or misinterpreted.
I get this whole flat earth vibe from global warming denialists. They will never go away. What’s a shame is that they use the word “skeptic”. They aren’t looking at the evidence. They wish to deny it. This article is worth a read, just to remind you that there is a long way to go, but there is a shift towards some rationality, I think.
Just a note on disbanding environmental protection. Try remembering what it was like when coal, oil and metal mining companies had no regulations, when you could dump garbage everywhere, discharge waste water (or sewage) right into the rivers. Ah yeah, the good old days.