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The willful ignorance of Republicans is amazing.

 

They believe "expermentation" in climate science MUST involve actually altering the climate. Since that is impossible, there is no expermentation, and the science is flawed- thus speaks the GOPerLords.

 

Wonder if they hold the same view with astrophysics? Is the effect of time-space on the movement of planets a sham because we cannot devise an experiment that alters the movement of planets?

 

And those assessments from our Military who tell us climate change is a bigger threat to our National Security than Iran? DOD has a LOT of analysts who work for corporations, and they were involved in reaching the conclusion that Climate Change is real, and a great threat to our future...oh wait, neoRepublicans will only believe what Putin says, so the conclusions of scientists working for DOD is not acceptable to the neoGOPer mind.

 

No wonder GOPers cheer lil donny's move to fire all the actual scientists studying climate change and replace them with toadies who will tell donny what he already believes.

 

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Climatology is junk science because climatologists rarely use the scientific method.  See

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method

 

"It involves formulating hypotheses, via induction, based on such observations; experimental and measurement-based testing of deductions drawn from the hypotheses; and refinement (or elimination) of the hypotheses based on the experimental findings. "

 

Notice that experiments are a necessary part of the scientific method. An experiment is an empirical confirmation of hypothesis, i.e., a reality check. The few experiments that climatologists perform are usually computer simulations for which it take decades to evaluate the results.

 

Usually, publication processes in climatology are represented by the following steps:

 

1. Form a hypothesis
2.Make observations
3.Analyze and interpret data
4.Draw conclusions
5.Publish results
Scientists , send in the paper for peer review,  and then those peers determine whether the information is correct and valuable enough to be published in an academic journal.

 

Since the above process does not include experimentation, the process is entirely governed by peer politics rather than empirical confirmation.

 

Furthermore, the only employment opportunities for climatologists are in academia and government. Corporations do not hire climatologists.  Thus, climatology is heavily governed by government politics.

 

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