The Physicist Dr. Christopher Keating has a challenge for you on his blog …
I am announcing the start of the $10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge. The rules are easy:
1. I will award $10,000 of my own money to anyone that can prove, via the scientific method, that man-made global climate change is not occurring;
2. There is no entry fee;
3. You must be 18 years old or older to enter;
4. Entries do not have to be original, they only need to be first;
5. I am the final judge of all entries but will provide my comments on why any entry fails to prove the point.
That’s it! I know you are not going to get rich with $10,000. But, tell me, wouldn’t you like to have a spare $10,000? After all, the skeptics all claim it is a simple matter, and it doesn’t even have to be original. If it is so easy, just cut and paste the proof from somewhere. Provide the scientific evidence and prove your point and the $10,000 is yours!
This is no joke. If someone can provide a proof that I can’t refute, using scientific evidence, then I will write them a check.
He is dead serious about this and also quite rightly does not think that he will ever need to write that cheque because he knows what the evidence is and what it is telling us right now.
When challenged to explain, he is quoted as saying … “Deniers actively claim that science is on their side and there is no proof of man-made climate change. You would think that if it was really as easy as the deniers claim that someone, somewhere would do it”.
Indeed yes, the scientific opinion on climate change is that the Earth’s climate system is unequivocally warming, and it is extremely likely (at least 95% probability) that humans are causing most of it – that is the current reality, so I think his money is safe.