Danger of scientific consensus

24th Apr 2020

Sir, You highlight serious risks, but there is a danger in accepting the “scientific consensus.” Consensus has no place in science. (‘Consequences of ‘War on Science’, The Muslim News, March 27.) It matters not how many people believe something if it later turns out to be false.
The worst thing Obama did was to allow the EPA to classify Carbon Dioxide as a pollutant. Outrageous! You blame Trump for allowing “Carbon Dioxide being described as beneficial because it may increase plant water use efficiency.” Carbon Dioxide is essential for all life on earth. Try growing plants without it! It is the source of the carbon on which all organic matter is based.
So, don’t let political judgments affect your understanding of science. It spoils the debate.
Yours,
Dr Cllr Ken Pollock,
Worcestershire County Councillor

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