Originally Posted by caliboy1994
I am an environmental science major, and I very well might go into climate science. I have studied climate change both in college as a part of my curriculum and independently myself. I should probably rephrase what I said. Those who attempt to debunk climate change without using science have no authority whatsoever. If we are using actual scientific data and studies as our sources to debate this, then of course we can debate it, even if we are not scientists. If you are one of those people who say things like "GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX" without any evidence to back it up, THEN you have no authority to debate it. Sen. Inhofe and the people over at Wing Nut Daily are perfect examples of these people. So, if you use actual science to try and make an argument, then you are able to draw conclusions based on your sources. But I have every right to debate and attempt to debunk the conclusions you draw, and even question the credibility of the sources that you cite. Same goes for you. Neither of us, since we are not scientists (for me at least, not yet) have the authority to expect what we say be accepted as true by the broader community, because we haven't done independent research or experimentation on it.
The issue with this is you have disagreed with scientists because they were funded by the coke brothers. You have to understand the structure of science funding. You either get it from a private organization or you get it from the government. If you get it from the government you have to extole the general consensus belief or you lose your funds for research. The progressives also know that if you teach it as fact to the high school and college students they won't question it.