This is excellent advice for matters of opinion or belief or judgement, even ideology or politics.
Rick Fischer
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“As a PhD scientist, I have made it a practice to search out the recorded facts whenever I read of a climate claim that doesn’t ring true. I find a great many claims that are simply not possible; like claims that Greenland is melting when the temperatures (available online) are ten degrees below freezing. Ice simply doesn’t melt when temperatures are ten degrees below freezing. There are many dozens of such violations of fact routinely found in reporting on the Climate Change issue.” This seems like you should write a paper for peer review. If you have a data resource better than the pretty well-reported work on Greenland, I know the scientists at INSTAAR, and elsewhere, would be excited to hear about it. I would be too: I edit City Atlas, a project about the future of NYC, which kind of hinges on the future of the polar ice sheets. That relationship was pointed out for us by James White, one of America’s top glaciologists, though the basic understanding goes back to the 1960s. http://newyork.thecityatlas.org/people/james-white/

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