|I don't know why I bothered. I'm never getting out again.|
|Because this is my driveway and the street looks just like it.|
I'm sure you've been hit with the "97% of scientists agree" thing from people who wouldn't know a drumlin from nunatak. And those with no scientific background at all are quite happy to call someone like me a "climate denier" and compare us to flat earthers.
They never think to ask where that 97 % number came from.
It came from 79 scientists who listed "climate science" as a field of expertise out of 3,146 scientists who responded to a two question survey. None of the respondents were solar scientists, space scientists, cosmologists, physicists, meteorologists or astronomers. So, rounding up, 77 makes the 97 % who say that that man-made activities are causing catastrophic global climate change.
According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, there were nearly 6 MILLION researchers and engineers in the world as of 2006, the last year I can find a given number for.
Seventy-seven (77) out of 6 million (6,000,000). That's all it has taken for people to feel snide and superior, to denigrate, to be nasty towards those who do not share their belief that man is causing the sky to fall. That's all it's taken to turn a self-promoting engineer, Bill Nye, into a celebrity who bashes those who disagree with him and is exulted as a climate expert. That's all it's taken for politicians to force life-changing laws on us, to seek to degrade our standard of living, to steadily intrude into our lives. Seventy-seven (77) out of 6 million (6,000,000).
So next time someone gets snotty or hysterical about man-made climate change, hand them a shovel. Because what they are basing their beliefs on, that 97 %, definitely needs to be shoveled out with the rest of the crap.