- Collect unbiased observations of temperature, sea level and effects of extreme events over many years.
- Analyse climate data impartially to detect trends and all potential causes.
- Identify worst consequences of effects for people, fauna and flora.
- Consider most likely cause(s) of worst effects.
- Select verified mitigating and preventative actions.
- Obtain agreements and funding.
Skip steps 1-6, vilify benign CO2 emissions, exhaust supplies CH4, sabotage Australia’s coal industry, deplete scarce World oil, exact payments from electricity users, install renewable energy technologies that cause more warming than coal, prevent public debate, pretend that government is in control.
Greta Thunberg’s entitlement alarmed by development.
As growing populations of Chinese, Indians and Indonesians enjoy their new prosperity brought by development of affordable fossil-fuel electricity, climate alarmists with unfalsifiable theories of climate change forecast catastrophe unless energy alternatives are adopted that will cripple economies committed to growth. World leaders wisely discounting unwarranted alarmism must acknowledge that population growth and economic growth are unsustainable and campaign for efficient use of remaining resources guided by economic markets rather than by fake science, hysteria or appeals to privilege like Thunberg’s.
When a claim is falsifiable, Karl Popper had the burden lying with others to try and falsify it. If it is not falsifiable, Bertrand Russell had proof lying with the person who made the unfalsifiable claim. Could this mean a researcher cannot gather data to verify their thesis unless it is unfalsifiable? My paper explores proof in climate change. Greenhouse Teapot 040717