Global Warming 'Data' Speaks For Itself
Global Warming Articles Need Data
By Michael F. Farona
Cal Thomas' editorial column, Warming Is Gospel To Secular Fundamentalists: prompts this column as a follow-up. In my area of expertise (chemistry), review articles on various subjects contain considerable data to educate and convince the reader that conclusions are justified. This is not so with the many review articles and books I have read on global warming.
Data, numbers, graphs, trends, etc., are generally missing in supposedly scientific reports on global warming. These articles are usually long on opinions and short on hard data. Phrases such as "scientists agree that ..." scientists doubt that ..." do not belong in a scientific article.
There are more data in Michael Crichton's novel "State of Fear" than in all the global warming articles combined that I have read.
I should point out that I have no ax to grind. My interest has been to educate myself on global warming. Instead, I am left in a state of frustration because so many questions remain unanswered. For example: