Why Question One But Not the Other? by hennaojisan in funny

[–]Ogimaa 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As a rule, I will not debate climate science with anyone. I'm not qualified; and mpore than likely either are you.

Generally, to become a Professor in Climate Science you first have to complete a 4 year Bachelor of Science at University, often followed by a Masters (1 to 2 years) then a Doctorate (4 to 8 years) which will focus intensely on a specific area of expertise, then usually a Post-Doctorate (another 4 to 8 years), again focussing intensely on one element of the science they want to be an expert on.

The fact that some people feel qualified to challenge the findings of these people because they've been "doing a lot of research" (watching YouTube and reading blogs) is a text book example of the Dunning Kruger Effect in action.

We as a society have for centuries developed a means of selecting our brightest young minds and leading them into a vocation of study and academia so that they may advance our civilisation. These minds are speaking in unison and without stuttering, yet we now suddenly seek to refute their findings out of sheer arrogance and inconvenience.

So if you don't have so much as a Science Undergraduate Degree, not only do you definitely not understand climate science, you also don't understand how complex climate science is... which ironically is why you think you understand it.

So again, I will not debate climate science with you. I'm not qualified to dissect the graph you googled, I can't explain the anomaly in the YouTube video you found, and to be brutally honest I don't even really understand how CO2 is causing our planet to warm... but I know literally every respected scientific body and academic institution in the World does.

I find it overwhelmingly more likely that they are right and you are wrong than vice versa... but what would they know... You found a graph on the internet.

David Koch, billionaire industrialist and libertarian political activist, dies at 79 by r721 in news

[–]Ogimaa 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fuck the Koch family and everything they represent