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Alarmists’ scare tactics

S-R progressive writer Shawn Vestal has another clickbait article. The technique is to misrepresent the consequences to obscure the facts. Simply, you get all the worst-case ramifications. They play upon your fear of the unknown. Plus hundreds of end-of-world movies. His article is just the latest one-sided story the S-R has published on climate change. Lucy, I think there is an agenda.

The sad fact is the climate models used for evidence in the quoted report are not plausible representations of the climate of the earth. Basically, none of the climate states correspond remotely with current observed climate. The report is also filled with speculative claims presented as if they are established science.

The alarmist experts have financial and emotional stakes in preconceived conclusions; they will lose their financial support if the doomsday scenarios prove imaginary. Hey Al Gore. Follow the money?

What we have is a corruption of science. If a climate change report is based on a model, it is usually wrong. You can’t accurately predict human-caused climate change based on computer models. The media loves end-of-the-world headlines.

Lemmings, what you read and see on TV is not always the truth.

John Magnuson Jr.



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