I’m still in the midst of teaching. We go all day, 9 to 5. I have no access to the Internet or email during this time. And after, I head right for the watering hole.
Today’s post is at Crisis: “Leaked Laudato Lamented”. Ain’t that a pretty title?
Laudato begins its climate portion by claiming a scientific “consensus exists that indicates that we are very firm in presence of a worrisome warming of the climate system.” This isn’t so. Many scientists—real climatologists, that is; see this video starting at 17 minutes—do say there might, in the future, be “worrisome warming.” But other scientists say there will not. The fictional “97% Consensus” you hear endlessly has been debunked in the scientific literature. But the press has no interest in reporting this.
The interesting question is, if a scientific proposition relied upon in the document turns out to be false, can the exhortation that follows be abandoned. As a matter of logic, I’d say yes. You?
There’s obviously lots and lots more to do and say about all this.