Our own WWU professor emeritus, Dr. Don Easterbrook spoke for about an hour and a half at a recent Northwest Business Club luncheon. He is a frequent contributor to the Watts Up With That
website (see his articles and comments
). The Northwest Business Club has posted Dr. Easterbrook's presentation on their website.
Dr. Easterbrook is one of many courageous scientists who refuse to yield to the political pressure to embrace the hypothesis formerly known as "Anthropogenic Global Warming" (anthropogenic means "human related" a.k.a., "man caused"). Since the globe has evidently ceased its warming trend, the climate alarmists renamed it "Anthropogenic Climate Change" and recently, they have apparently settled on "Anthropogenic Climate Disruption". Since the climate is always changing, and severe weather from time to time is a given, these latest scenarios are guaranteed to occur regardless of what humans
do, thereby removing any responsibility for accountability or falsifiability. How convenient!
Falsifiability is required by the scientific method, and it refers to the ability to run experiments that would confirm or disprove (falsify) a hypothesis. AGW was non-falsifiable because there was no practical experiment that anyone could run that would prove or disprove that global warming -- when it happens -- is caused by humans.
The climate alarmists frequently use computer models to "prove" that their assertions are true, and then extrapolate wildly to invariably catastrophic conclusions. However, computer models are not
experiments at all, but buggy self-fulfilling prophecies with circular dependencies.
When real scientists attempt to reveal the truth (just like Galileo and Copernicus in the olden days), they are shunned, de-funded, un-published, and called "outliers". Thank you Dr. Easterbrook, for your courage to speak out.
Dr. Easterbrook offers real scientific data at his website
- you can find it here.