Fair enough. I think what you write is reasonable.Thoughtforfood said:I don't have a problem with the challenging of the the data. The problem is that you are quoting people that claim CONCLUSIVELY that the link does not exist. You can't prove a negative...how convenient for them. Problem is that I and the scientists studying climate change are still not willing to proclaim the absolute fact that there is a causal relationship between CO2 and climate change. See, they are still studying it and the data is not conclusive. Climate is a complex thing taking much more study than how to put a plane for sale on ebay. It isn't a black or white thing, and if you read what the scientists are saying, you would see that they will tell you that. However Rush Limbaugh and the Cato have already told all of you that it is a hoax, so that is what you believe. It is the difference between people who believe in the scientific method, and those who think anyone threatening profit must be wrong.
Again, I am also one of those thousands of scientists that believe it doesn't exist. See, I signed that online petition 2 or 3 years ago. I think my name was Prof. Hans Ludwig or something. I was never contacted for my research or credentials. They just took me at face value.
So then why, without conclusive evidence, are we going ahead with cap and trade when the negative results of enacting it are not debated by either side and are severe?