Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Prove Man-Made Climate Change Isn't Real And Win $30,000

This is the put-up-or-shut-up challenge, very much like James Randi's challenge to prove the existence of supernatural phenomenon.

A physicist has put up $30,000 of his own money to challenge global-warming skeptics to unequivocally show him evidence that man-made global warming doesn't exist.

Dr Keating -- a professor of physics for over 20 years and author of Undeniable: Dialogues on Global Warming -- is offering a grand prize of $30,000 of his own money to anyone who, using the scientific method, can disprove the existence of man-made climate change. In addition, he is offering a smaller prize of $1000 to anyone who can provide any valid scientific evidence against man-made climate change.

You can read his official statement of the challenge on Keating's blog.

Now, this is NOT to say that he is looking for proof of warming due to anthropic causes. There's a difference here. He's looking for FALSIFICATION of the claim, i.e. evidence that such a claim of human origins for global warming isn't valid.

Also note that he is not a fly-by-night physicist moonlighting as a climate expert. So you'd better be good at this, because he is!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a publicity stunt by the good professor. Just like I would not bet that putting a penny in the middle of a manhole cover does not deflect it, I, of course, acknowledge that emitting anything to the atmosphere causes some change. The question is how much. And the real question is the feedback factor. Back of the envelope physics says doubling the CO2 concentration causes about 1C increase in temperature. But the warmistas say that the feedback factor is 3 or larger. The actual increase in global average temperature in the last doubling of CO2, from the 1850's to the present, is about 1C.

How about this for a bet? I will bet you and the professor a doughnut that you cannot cite a reference of a climate model that prospectively predicted the 'pause' in global temperatures over the last 15 years.