Apparently, the planet Mars is a “climate-denialist” as well…

In a story from National Geographic, which has been widely discussed in the mainstream media… sorry I mean which has been completely ignored, melting polar caps on Mars hints at a solar, not human, drive for global warming.

“His views are completely at odds with the mainstream scientific opinion,” said Colin Wilson, a planetary physicist at England’s Oxford University.

“And they contradict the extensive evidence presented in the most recent IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report.” (Related: “Global Warming ‘Very Likely’ Caused by Humans, World Climate Experts Say” [February 2, 2007].)

Yes… and we all know how reliable the scientific consensus and the IPCC are.

(I hope I don’t have to add sarcasm tags…)

6 thoughts on “Apparently, the planet Mars is a “climate-denialist” as well…

  1. Clarissa April 29, 2011 at 20:13

    As New York City slides off into the ocean, we will be able to console ourselves that when the same thing happened on Mars, it had absolutely nothing to do with the human factor.

  2. Th3_ACist April 30, 2011 at 12:06

    Wow, when’s that going to happen? I just need a 50 year time window…? Thinking of seeing New York and it’d be a real bummer if it went and slid into the ocean!

  3. Mantar April 30, 2011 at 12:47

    Gee, if only there were some way that we could measure the amount of sunlight reaching our planet, then scientists could include this in their calculations and see if the cause of warming was solar, but sadly, all scientific instruments are buried deep underground so we are all forced to rely on rough guesses made by random guys with blogs.

    No wait, that’s not the case at all; we’ve measured it accurately for decades, and it accounts for less than a quarter of the warming that the Earth is seeing. Well, keep trying, you’ll probably come up with something interesting eventually.

    (And I wouldn’t worry about New York sliding into the ocean. They might have to take steps to prevent floods in 50 years, but for right now, it’s fine.)

    • Francois Tremblay April 30, 2011 at 15:06

      Figures I’d get at least one climate true believer. :)

  4. Mantar May 1, 2011 at 00:45

    I’m open to the idea that humans aren’t the cause, but I get really tired of going over the same refrain of “Hey, maybe it’s volcanos, water vapor, and/or the sun, didja ever think of that with your smartypants climatology stuff, huh, huh, huh?” Explaining that shit started getting old years ago.

    Anyway, the opposition so far hasn’t impressed me; there’s a shit-ton of cherry-picking and half-assed speculation in the anti-GW crowd.

    Don’t get me wrong, Al Gore can stuff his alarmist pro-government Chicken Little impression up his ass, but I’m not going to refuse to accept what appears to me a pretty sure scientific case just because some people say the only way to handle it is with massive government intervention. I’m an anarchist, not the proverbial ostrich.

    • Francois Tremblay May 1, 2011 at 01:06

      I really don’t care either way… the Collapse is gonna happen way before Global Warming fucks us over. We can do something about Global Warming if anyone’s still alive after that.

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