Climate Change skeptics have used the term pseudoscience to describe the information coming out of the scientific community. What is pseudoscience, and is there any validity to this claim?
Pseudoscience is essentially a reversal of proper scientific method. Psuedoscience begins with a hypothesis to prove, and then looks for data to support the claim. True scientific method observes phenomenon occurring in the natural world, and then forms a hypothesis as a result of the data.
In reality, both sides of the Climate Change debate have used pseudoscience to validate their own claims. A common example is the debate over whether sea ice is melting or accumulating. The source of the data is proper and objective. But, Climate Change proponents and skeptics alike have taken their data, posed their own hypotheses, hand-picked the data that supports their particular positions, and presented the limited data as proof of position.
If we are to have constructive conversation on Climate Change, we must be diligent to maintain accuracy and objectivity to research data. For this reason, we at Climate Change Explained work to present data and examples that follow true scientific method, or whose by-product just happens to affirm that the climate is changing as a secondary conclusion.