Richard McFarland criticizes readers for not doing their own “due diligence” when he chose to use Wikipedia.
Wikipedia acknowledges it’s an encyclopedia on the Internet edited by anyone who wants to help. Anyone who can view the Internet can change what is written.
Information is not checked by people who can make it complete, accurate or reliable.
An article in the Wall Street Journal lists 16 scientists, including Dr. Richard Lindzen, who maintain there’s no need for panic about global warming. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever, a supporter of President Obama in the last election, publicly resigned from the American Physical Society with a letter that begins: “I did not renew (my membership) because I cannot live with the (APS) policy statement: ‘The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.’ In the APS it is OK to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multiuniverse behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?”
A February 2013 Forbes article titled, Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority of Scientists Skeptical of Global Warming Crises, says only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe humans are creating a global warming crises according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed organization studies. A strong majority of the 1,077 respondents to the survey believe nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.
In response to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of scientists formed the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) challenging the science behind man-made climate change. Heartland Institute held its first international conference, attended by over 400 scientists, economists and other experts questioning human-caused global warming.
At the conference, 98 speakers, including Ph.D. climate scientists from major universities, argued global warming was most likely a natural event.
There’s been a smaller-than-predicted warming over the 22 years since the U.N.’s IPCC began issuing projections suggests that computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause.
In “diligently” doing my research I suggest the number of “heretic” scientists is growing with each passing year. Criticizing one scientist is fairly pathetic, given all information available.