I don’t think it’s quite the same thing, Mr. Kerry. Gravity has been observed since the beginning of time. They may have not had all the equations that described it, but everyone knew it was there. No one disputed it.
The fact that there is such scientific opposition to the idea of manmade global warming, and the fact that so much of the data have been “adjusted” in order to yield more “suitable” dire global warming predictions, shows how unsettled it is. It’s the opposite of something like gravity. And like one commenter noted, “I’d think we’d have noticed if gravity had just stopped for over 18 years.”
Manmade global warming is not science. It’s mostly politics, mixed in with some scientific half-truths and unfounded assumptions.
Here are John Kerry’s remarks straight from the horse’s mouth and reported by CNS News:
That climate change is happening and that humans are largely responsible should be as universally accepted as the law of gravity, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Thursday.
“When an apple falls from a tree, it will drop toward the ground. We know that because of the basic laws of physics,” he said in a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington. “Science tells us that gravity exists, and no one disputes that.”
“So when science tells us that our climate is changing and humans beings are largely causing that change, by what right do people stand up and just say, ‘Well, I dispute that’ or ‘I deny that elementary truth?’ ”
“Now folks, we literally do not have the time to waste debating whether we can say ‘climate change.’ We have to talk about how we solve climate change. Because no matter how much people want to bury their heads in the sand, it will not alter the fact that 97 percent of peer-reviewed climate studies confirm that climate change is happening and that human activity is largely responsible.”
“Future generations will judge our effort not just as a policy failure but as a collective moral failure of historic consequence. And they will want to know how world leaders could possibly have been so blind or so ignorant or so ideological or so dysfunctional and, frankly, so stubborn that we failed to act on knowledge that was confirmed by so many scientists, in so many studies, over such a long period of time, and documented by so much evidence.”
We’re still waiting to see that “so much evidence.” Preferably unedited.
And no, science doesn’t tell us that humans are causing the Earth to heat up. Scientists who are paid to make the data point to a predetermined conclusion are the ones telling us. And politicians, the media, and the green lobby are eating it right up.