Be thankful we can find the truth if we seek it, especially in climate change.
Jane is an honest lady who tries her best to improve the world.
She voted for a Democratic candidate in 2020 mainly because she is concerned that we are not doing enough to stop climate change. Although she is busy with her work to save the planet, Jane has allowed us to interview her on this subject.
We ask Jane,
“Why do you believe we are not doing enough to stop climate change?”
“The Associated Press, professional organizations, universities, articles in good magazines, fact-checkers at Meta and Google, all agree that our CO2 emissions are causing climate change.”
“Rising global temperatures, sea levels, forest fires, drought, floods, hurricanes, prove our CO2 emissions cause these things.”
“How can you not believe this is happening? The evidence is all around us.”
“Have you read Ed Berry’s book, Climate Miracle?”
“Well, no. I don’t have time to read anything that contradicts science.”
“Do you have time to answer a few more questions?”
“Yes, but please hurry, I must get to my climate solutions meeting.”
“Do you realize that events do not prove their cause? More than one thing can cause an effect. So, nature may have caused the effects that you listed.”
“Climate never changed as much as it has in the last 100 years. The CO2 level was never higher than 280 ppm before 1750 and now it is above 400 ppm. The sea levels are rising, and forests are burning.”
“It was warmer than now several times in the past 10,000 years. The sea level has been rising at the same slow rate for the last 400 years. Forest fires and droughts have been much worse than now in the last 100 years.”
“We must be causing all the changes now because we are putting so much CO2 in the air. This is unnatural and we must stop it.”
“Do you realize your belief in climate change means you assume these two things are true: (a) human CO2 emissions dominate the increase in atmospheric CO2, and (b) increases in atmospheric CO2 cause global warming.”
“Well, I had not thought of it that way, but I agree your statement is true.”
We follow with,
“Then, if either one of these two assumptions is false, your belief in climate change is false. Do you agree?”
“Yes, but these assumptions are obviously true.”
“Do you believe good science must follow the data?”
“Yes, of course.”
“Do you agree the UN IPCC is the best source of carbon cycle data?”
“Well, Ed Berry’s new peer-reviewed publication uses IPCC’s data to prove IPCC’s assumption (a) – that human CO2 emissions dominate the increase in CO2 – conflicts with IPCC’s natural carbon cycle data and that nature dominates the CO2 increase.”
“And three other scientific groups have checked assumption (b) and found it overstates the warming caused by increased CO2.”
“Human CO2 emissions are insignificant to climate. Nature controls the climate.”
“Thank you for your information.”
“Thank you for your time. You can read more about this at https://edberry.com/
We build our lives on our assumptions. Since truth is a better foundation than fiction, we should always check our assumptions.
How many people believe in climate change without ever checking the assumptions behind that belief?