Proof of Nothing But Evidence of Something

People tend to believe what they want to believe, rather than what the evidence suggests they ought to believe and this is particularly true of those that believe that the planet is not warming up but rather cooling down. Since Christmas Eve 52 passengers have been trapped in a research vessel in Antarctica, the Akademik Shokalskiy. Some journalists used the fact that the vessel was trapped by ice in the Antarctic Summer as proof that the planet was cooling. In fact it is not proof of anything but evidence that the planet is getting warmer. Continue reading