Steve Chu: We Don’t Know What Will Happen

Steven Chu, Obama’s pick for Secretary of Energy, hints at what I think is the most important point about climate change: yes we know it’s going to happen, but we don’t know what is going to happen, and that’s not a good thing.

And he just keeps talking about important stuff. Imagine an America where scientifically grounded ideas are sat down in the same room with capable politics.

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Steven may be a capable scientist in his respective field but he has not shown the ability to objectively evaluate the climate change question. Many of his assertions sound alarmist in nature. Further, the inability to engage in debate suggests that he is at his core not advocating a scientific agenda. The warming question is controversial for one reason – there is no consensus. Manning and Hansen just two name two are being actively questioned on their methods and conclusions. The challenges are real and must be taken seriously. AS a scientist I am sure that Steven is aware of the challenges that Newton and Einstein endured when they questioned the received wisdom.

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