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An honest skeptic can be persuaded by facts....

Bite"Skepticism is invaluable to the scientific method. But an honest skeptic can be persuaded by facts. These deniers are largely impervious to facts — at least facts that contradict their worldview."
It's the sun?  That coffin has so many nails. . . "

Category:Human Causality
Bite“That’s a coffin with so many nails in it already that the hard part is finding a place to hammer in a new one.” — Geophysicist Ray Pierrehumbert.
"Satan called. He wants his weather back."

BiteSign photographed on in the middle of Main Street, in Bison, Kansas on July 23, 2011 during the record-breaking drought.
Models are unreliable?  You mean late for photo shoots?

BiteModels are unreliable. I agree -- they are often late for photo shoots, and sometimes never show up at all!
They'll blame us not for what we use, but what we waste.

BiteFuture generations "will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted." —Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.
More intense precipitation means "When it rains, it pours"

Category:Extreme Weather
BiteWhat does "more intense precipitation" mean? It means that, in the immortal words of the Morton Salt Company, "When it rains it pours."
Let’s build a civilization on dinosaur bones!

BiteUsing oil, coal, & natural gas for our energy is as if someone said, ‘let’s build a civilization on dinosaur bones.’ Somebody else says, ‘dinosaur bones! I am not sure how many of those there are.’ Then someone responds, ‘Oh, Yes! There are lots of them out there. Let’s just do it.’ - Thom...
Gravity theory has uncertainties too.  So jump off a cliff?

Bite"Science isn't "yes or no." Science is gradually reducing uncertainty. Consider gravity. We know gravity with a fairly high degree of understanding but there are still little areas of gravity theory that scientists are still arguing about exactly how it works. But just because scientists don't h...
A lump on lung: 'wait and see' or surgery?

BiteWhether you choose 'wait and see' vs. accept the doctor's recommendation for urgent surgery is a value judgment. Ignoring or resolving climate change is also a value judgment.