posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 04:15 PM
So the question remains.
Most of us on ATS are not scientists although some of us have college educations of various sorts, we read a lot, not just books but science articles,
blogs, journals etc. We go to conferences and we go to seminars and watch videos, take online course, own business, train in various hobbies and
careers. We're, most of us, even the brainwashed among us generally pretty smart and continue to take on new information.
However, not being scientists and with the vast amount of topics on ATS, we rely on actual scientists to provide us with information. We get
scientific analysis of Mars missions, and scientific analysis of everything really.
Regarding climate change/global warming we need to rely on what scientists are telling us. This thread and most like it are just full of "...this
report says this" followed by "...but this graph disproves that report" followed by "...but this scientist has ties to big oil/carbon tax" followed
by whatever. We keep bringing up one thing and then another and then another. And although that has some value, it will never show us the true
What do most scientists say on this matter? Which scientists/scientific organizations do we believe?
I would tend to go with NASA and others like that or esteemed colleges or scientific organizations from another country that are usually above
reproach. NASA tells me that there is man made global warming and scientific consensus regarding it. Are they lying to me? Who then should I
listen to? Which scientist is telling the truth?
Editing to add. I shouldn't need to research the laws of thermodynamics and prove it that way or this. I should be able to find a reliable authority
on the matter that can summarize it for me and how it relates to climate change/global warming. Where are these scientists?
It's sort of like gravity. I don't really understand it, apart from that I can fall down if I'm not careful. I rely on scientists to explain it to
me in terms that I can understand. Are these gravity scientists lying to me as well?
edit on 20-3-2015 by amazing because: (no reason