Think About IT: A Consensus on Global Warming: REALLY?

More than 200 scientists and other experts on climate change from Australia, Canada, England, France, Hungary, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and of course the United States met to discuss and debunk the claims of Global Warming alarmists at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change

Al Gore, along with scientists whom he says support him, were invited, and the conference even offered to pay Gore’s $200,000 speaking fee, but he declined.

Speaking at the conference, Joseph L. Bast, President of the Heartland Institute said in his opening remarks, “No scientific theory is true because a majority of scientists say it to be true. Scientific theories are only provisionally true until they are falsified by data that can be better explained by different theory. And it is by falsifying current theories that scientific knowledge advances, not by consensus.The claim that global warming is a ‘crisis’ is itself a theory.”

George Will, in an October Newsweek column commenting on Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize, wrote that if nations impose the reductions in energy use that Al Gore and the folks at RealClimate call for, they will cause “more preventable death and suffering than was caused in the last century by Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot combined.” Christians have a responsibility to be good stewards of the earth (Genesis 2:15); however, this must be according to Scripture and God’s wisdom rather than man’s fears and theories.

Ronnie W. Rogers