“The first principle [of science] is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.“
-Dr. Richard P. Feynman
“To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.“
It has been reported in the journal Science that migratory birds are shrinking in size and number over the past 40 years – probably due to a warming climate limiting their food supply – a hypothesis that the authors themselves admit is dubious.
But ornithologists acknowledge that although there is, indeed, a shrinkage in the number of birds, it is more likely due to man encroaching on avian habitat – a phenomenon that is proven and verifiable.
The fact is that records indicate the earth’s temperatures have been climbing over the past 40 years. But if we extend our research, we find that the records show the earth’s temperatures over the past 120 years have dropped dramatically – they peaked in the 1930s and have not even come close to those levels since.
When your only response to every problem is “climate change!“, climate change becomes your only plausible response.
The “scientists” who wrote the Science article fooled themselves and seem to be the easiest to fool.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.