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This Physicist Will Pay $10,000 to the Person Who Disproves Climate Change

This Physicist Will Pay $10,000 to the Person Who Disproves Climate Change

This post was written by Brandon Baker and originally appeared on EcoWatch

If there were ever a time for climate deniers to prove what they believe—or don’t—it’s now.

They stand to win $10,000 if they are successful in disproving the idea that manmade emissions are changing the Earth and its climate, writes Dr. Christopher Keating, a physicist who has taught at the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Naval Academy. Forget what 97 percent of scientists say. If you can prove that manmade global warming is a myth you can win the “Global Warming Skeptic Challenge.”

“I know you are not going to get rich with $10,000,” Keating writes on his blog, “but, tell me, wouldn’t you like to have a spare $10,000? After all, the skeptics all claim it is a simple matter, and it doesn’t even have to be original. If it is so easy, just cut and paste the proof from somewhere. Provide the scientific evidence and prove your point and the $10,000 is yours!

“This is no joke. If someone can provide a proof that I can’t refute, using scientific evidence, then I will write them a check.”

Of course, Keating goes on to explain that he knows he’ll never have to actually write this check. The author of Undeniable: Dialogues on Global Warming could just be having fun correcting those who try to win his money. He is already doing that in the comment section of his blog.

Keating didn’t close off the competition to public figures, so it will be interesting to see if U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) or Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Jeff Miller (R-FL) want to make a quick $10,000. Don’t expect House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to get involved, though. He has denied climate change, but indicated he is not qualified to actually debate the topic.

Here are the rules of the straight-forward competition, as described by Keating:

1. I will award $10,000 of my own money to anyone that can prove, via the scientific method, that man-made global climate change is not occurring;
2. There is no entry fee;
3. You must be 18 years old or older to enter;
4. Entries do not have to be original, they only need to be first;
5. I am the final judge of all entries but will provide my comments on why any entry fails to prove the point.

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12:29PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:16PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

Thank you

7:48PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

NOTED,SIGN SHARED . Theresa R :)

5:04PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

John C.,
Yes, it is almost impossible to prove something does not exist. This is just grandstanding.

3:36PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

It's hard to get someone to even try to disprove something.

They've made up their pea brains, that doesn't exist.

12:57PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

Wow...no comment.

8:59AM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

Noted

11:22PM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

He should have made it a million $!!

5:37PM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

Come On Dan.. You know you want to go over there and prove that after all these months here of denying, spinning, projecting,and generally being a little fool. You really want to play in the big times. Well here it is for you and every Denier out there.. Go on Dan, I will get the popcorn and watch.. What do you say.. You go over there and see if all your games gets you any where..

And hey you might win.....Naw not really, but you never know.. So go for it Dan. Show us all that you are not afraid to go up against an actual scientist.

1:09PM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

......doubt he'll ever lose his money.....

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