The Royal Society published a document this week that questioned the contribution of human beings’ activities on climate change. The publication is a major development on the climate change science front.
A society of renowned scientists
The Royal Society is the UK’s most prestigious scientific society. It may be the world’s most prestigious science group, period. Isaac Newton belonged to it. Remember, he’s the guy who described the phenomenon of gravity by watching apples fall to the ground. (That’s a folk tale. He described it through mathematics.)
The new publication confirms what climate skeptics have been saying for years–that we don’t know what is going to happen to the climate. Predictions of extreme weather like heat waves, droughts, or other events on a regional level are simply unreliable, the Royal scientists say. (I bet they used the word “poppycock.“)
Relevance for California
The Society’s doubts weaken the case even more for draconian economic measures such as California’s killer cap-and-tax bill, AB32, since the argument that it will help “do its part” to control global warming is discredited further. It might even turn out, after all, that global warming is just another folk tale.
The issue for California’s Proposition 23 is just this: Climate change is uncertain, certainly not settled. The whole basis for Prop 23 is to abstain from implementing the CO2 reductions called for in AB32. There appears to be little certainty for the need to reduce CO2, at least according to the Royal Society’s scientists of undeniable repute.
An important message for California
The Society’s message of doubt–global warming poppycock, if you will–should be delivered to California. The foundation for AB32 legislation is flawed. Stop California’s rampant taxation based on lies, on assumptions at best, and at the worst, on a folk tale.
YES on Prop 23.