According to them (and these are scientists who put men on the moon), there is no convincing evidence that the planet is at a crucial point and that we need to STOP GLOBAL WARMING OR DIE!!!!! (Ominous music plays in the background.) According to the group, which has been studying the data since 2012:
The evidence is very weak to support claims of a catastrophic rise in global temperatures caused by CO2 emissions related to human activity.... the science on which these CO2 emissions regulations are based is very immature, uncertain and not clearly understood by regulating agencies of the US government. An independent scientific review is required to ensure that the best science the USA has to offer is being used to obtain a more accurate SCC calculation that may allow less burdensome regulations to be imposed.....Very little independent scientific or legislative review of the process by which CO2 emissions control regulations are being economically justified has occurred, considering the enormous impact to the US economy that will result from such regulations. (See the complete report here.)The concern of these impressive scientists began in 2012 when 49 NASA scientists and former astronauts wrote to NASA asking for a more objective stance from the agency on climate change. They wrote:
We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.
The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.Global warming/climate change is a political construct. Adopting the popular view that we are in a imminent crisis (like the "population bomb" of the 1960s) garners lots of money and publicity for certain people (consider Al Gore's undeserved Nobel Peace Prize and his millions "earned" from pushing alternative energy sources), but it ain't necessarily so.
These scientists should be heard, but the typical reaction from liberals is to mock them as "deniers." In 2013 Al Gore compared those who deny global warming to racists and slave owners. Trust Gore to address an argument with an ad hominem attack.
Science is supposed to be about gathering and analyzing facts. Unfortunately, many scientists today are willing to manipulate data and falsify results to keep grant money flowing. A little skepticism is in order when tyrants try to make a crisis that results in imposing draconian controls on the populace. Remember the adage cui bono? Let us pray that the upcoming papal encyclical scheduled for release later this month promotes good stewardship of the earth without adopting beliefs that undergird the U.N. and other organizations' population control agenda