The Houston Chronicle’s science editor, Eric Berger, has dutifully gone along with the global warming alarmism of recent years. But not any more. Like many others, he is now struggling with the overwhelming lack of evidence for a CO2 crisis, and integrity demands that he speak up.
I am confused. Four years ago this all seemed like a fait accompli. Humans were unquestionably warming the climate and changing the planet forever through their emissions of carbon dioxide.
The problem is that some climate scientists and environmentalists have been so determined to see something done about carbon dioxide emissions — now — that they have glossed over the uncertainties.
Uncertainties like: maybe there isn’t a linear relationship between carbon dioxide and temperature, and maybe the planet will cool for a couple of decades even as carbon dioxide emissions accelerate.