So far, the deniers keep talking about how the science is overwhelmingly in their favor and climate change advocates are ignoring the science.
Fine. So, I made a venue for them to prove their claims, the $10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge and the $1000 Scientific Evidence Challenge. I am disappointed, but certainly not surprised, that there have been no challenges in either case. Why do you think that is?
The deniers, I am sure, are saying the reason they don’t submit anything is because I’m the sole judge. Yes, that is a true statement, but its my money. However, I also said I will post any challenge and I will show why the challenge does not meed the standards, in the case it doesn’t. What this means is that I am putting my credibility on the line. If someone makes a valid challenge and I dismiss it, it will be there for the entire world to see.
Besides, if I am giving a critique, all a denier has to do is take that critique, address my criticisms and submit it again. There is no entry fee and you can keep submitting for as long as you like – or win, if that happens to be the case.
Someone criticized me with the statement that I wouldn’t enter a challenge with those terms. In fact, I did just that. I submitted an entry for the Junk Science Ultimate Global Warming Challenge. Junk Science (what an appropriate name for an organization that deniers global warming and says DDT is harmless for the environment) had their challenge in 2007-2008. They promised a $500,000 award to anyone that could prove global warming is real and is harmful. He also charged $15 to make a submission.
Oh, by the way, he was the sole judge.
I made my submission, but not because I thought there was ever any chance he would admit his mistake and award the money. I am very suspicious that he never had the money anyway. I did it to illustrate the point that he had no credibility. He cannot make a valid claim that no one could do it. By the way, he just said my entry didn’t succeed, he never gave any reason for his decision. But, we know his reason, he never intended to give the money away to anyone.
No, the real reason no one has taken the challenge is because they can’t. There is no scientific evidence supporting the claims of the deniers that man-made global warming isn’t real. The science is overwhelming. It is not possible to prove, via the scientific method, that it isn’t real. And, I stand by my statement that there isn’t even any scientific evidence at all to support the deniers.
Their silence says everything that needs to be said. I know it, they know it and now you know it.