Liar Liar – Pants on Fire!
This video really pisses me off because it’s so damn dishonest. Neil deGrasse Tyson makes the case that the Permian Extinction was a Carbon Dioxide global warming event. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
Volcanoes spew huge amounts of Sulfur Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulfide – especially volcanoes that erupt over such a huge area and lasting hundreds of thousands of years like what happened with the Siberain Traps.
Yet in the video – no – it was the CO2 that caused global warming that caused a bacteria to grow and that released the hydrogen sulfate into the air, ignoring that volcanoes spew sulfur dioxideand hydrogen sulfide directly.. And he ignores that the global cooling effects of volcanoes are far stronger than the global warming of CO2. My response: Are you fucking kidding me?
This is on the same level as “the dinosaurs are extinct because of global warming from dinosaur farts”.
There is zero difference between this video and a Christian video defending Noah’s Ark, In fact I find this more offensive because Tyson is supposed to be speaking for the reality based world. I am so very very disappointed.
It’s just not OK for scientists to lie because when scientists lie – science stops! Shame on you and may Darwin have mercy on your soul.
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I’m not denying that there is some global warming going on. As you can see from the above graph there is an upturn. Glaciers are actually melting. The question is – how bad is it and what do we really need to do about it?