How many times have you glibly been told that 97% of scientists agree that man made CO2 is responsible for global warming and climate change? President Obama tweeted it not so long ago, Sen. Kerry used that statistic and so did the Pope. I wonder if any of the three of them realized where that statistic comes from and just how meaningless that really is? There are two sources for the 97% and neither of them are very compelling. One was a two question survey sent to over 10,000 Earth Scientist asking two set up questions. The first asked if temperatures had risen in the last 100 years and the second asked if man had an impact on that temperature rise. Now only about 3500 surveys were completed and ofRead More »
Do You Think Like A Conspiracy Theorist?
I guess I have a bee in my bonnet about conspiracy theories. I find them funny and those who chose to believe in them interesting. Today, the buzz on the net is all about the sudden and abrupt closing of 5 or 6 Wal-Mart stores across the southern US. The excuse used in all cases is plumbing problems and closed for 6-months. Well, Wal-Mart is the corporate Scrooge of all time and there is no way plumbing problems would close any of their stores – nope. Wal-Mart would do anything to keep its stores open. All of that is true. But what has this set of closings triggered? Well – here is a short list, 1. There is going to be a military exercise in the US in July orRead More »