Pussig. Dagen etter at jeg la ut mitt innlegg om kardinal Pells innlegg om klimaforandringene, lå det i dag en link på en av mine vitenskapelige nyhetsfeeds til en artikkel skrevet av John Cook. Den har tittelen «Cardinal Pell needs to practise what he preaches on climate change«. Allerede i starten skriver han:
«In a much publicised recent speech, Cardinal George Pell strongly endorsed the importance of evidence in public debate. He argues that «the debates about anthropogenic global warming can only be conducted by the accurate recognition and interpretation of scientific evidence.«
It would be hard to find anyone who would disagree with his sentiment – a proper understanding of climate must be built on a foundation of empirical observations. There’s just one problem: Cardinal Pell fails to practise what he preaches.
In order accurately to recognize and interpret scientific evidence, one must consider the full body of evidence. Pell’s arguments make it painfully clear that he is unaware of the many lines of evidence that form our understanding of human-caused global warming.»
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