Thursday, 26 April 2018

Earth Day: Fake News rebutted by Astrophysicist Dr Gordon Fulks

In the Columbian, an Op-Ed under the headline:

In Our View: Our Planet Needs Us Now

Earth Day reminds us to care for, defend the one thing that ties us all together


The increasingly observable effects of climate change, combined with the Environmental Protection Agency’s work to undermine its own mission, have drawn renewed attention to environmental issues. So, as we recognize Earth Day today, we seize the opportunity to reinforce the need for taking care of the planet. After all, it is the only one we have. 
Earth Day was founded in 1970 as an environmental teach-in. It since has grown to be recognized in nearly 200 nations each April 22, providing a reminder of issues that threaten the health of the planet and the creatures that inhabit it.

Co-creator of Earth Day: Ira Einhorn
NBC Science
The Co-creator of Earth Day followed his plan by trying to compost his (dead) girlfriend:
Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. 
Source: ACS blog
Meanwhile, Astrophysicist Dr Gordon Fulks comments:

Yes, Earth Day is the holiest day on the Far Left's religious calendar. It is a day when they try to seize the high ground from science by proclaiming that 97% of scientists support their hysterical nonsense. But saying so many things that are completely untrue is hardly seizing the high ground. Even one deliberate deception, like the claim of 97% support, relegates this Op-Ed to the propaganda swamp 
But this Op-Ed goes on to make the very common mistake among those ignorant of science who think the majority rule in science just as in politics. A little Jewish man proved such ideas very wrong, when he published his two magnificent papers in 1905, one on the Photoelectric Effect and the other on Relativity. Both enjoyed little support initially and provoked considerable backlash from the "consensus." When the book "One Hundred Against Einstein" was published, Einstein famously replied: "Why 100? One man can prove me wrong!" 
Albert Einstein clearly understood that science is completely based on sturdy logic and robust evidence. The Columbian clearly does not. 
Then there are nonsensical statements about climate change. Does the Columbian realize that our climate is always changing for perfectly natural reasons? After all, we live on a fluid planet with vast oceans and atmosphere that are NEVER in equilibrium. Hence, we experience many natural climate cycles like the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) that brought us considerable El Nino warming in 2016 and considerable cooling after that as we switched to a La Nina. 
And what about the Columbian's claim that we are experiencing an increased frequency of severe hurricanes. We did have two massive hurricanes strike the USA in 2017, but only after a lack of such monster storms impacting our coasts for eleven years. Hurricanes and tornadoes are no more prevalent today than they were in the past. 
And what about the Columbian's criticisms of the Trump administration for not being ecologically sensitive? What could be more ecologically and scientifically sensitive than the action of the EPA today to eliminate the long standing practice of basing regulations on "Secret Science." Secrecy and science DO NOT go together! 
You can no longer get away with claiming that the debate is over! You have to present real logic and evidence. You know that is severely lacking.
Those who pretend to care about our environment should prove it by making at least a meager attempt to understand the real science and the real issues. 

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