VIA| The debate on Man-made Climate Change, aka Anthropogenic Global Warming, has been raging for a couple decades now.

The establishment media has told us repeatedly in recent years that there is consensus among 97% of climate scientists that global warming is real, and that it is caused by human activity. For many people, this appeal to authority has been convincing, and they lash out at any opposition calling them ‘climate-deniers’ or worse.

Recent data has emerged that casts major doubt on the general consensus. So how could 97% of the world’s climate experts get something like this wrong?

Most people assume that the scientific community acts purely in a non-biased way, using methods that have been standardized across the board. So much faith has been put into establishment science, especially by the left, that to question any of the findings is akin to heresy.

Unfortunately, government-funded science is not infallible, and does not always follow the same methodology. Different studies can produce wildly different results, and discoveries previously thought to be inarguable are often revealed to be false after new information comes to light.

Scientists are also human beings, and as such they are subject to the same career pressures everyone else feels. The pressure to conform with their colleagues. The pressure to produce the results that their bosses expect. The pressure to keep revenue coming in the door.

When it comes to man-made climate change, we must factor in that the issue has been incredibly politicized. When you mix divisive politics and government funding in with science, you can expect that the findings will not always be accurate.

So what happens when vast swaths of the scientific community are wholly supported by government funding? Their positions are influenced. The money they receive comes with strings attached. And if their findings go against what the sponsors want, they can either bury the study or send it back for further evaluation.

With the issue of climate change, the incredible amount of money and power at stake also plays into the equation. From the earliest days of research on the “Greenhouse Effect”, there have been profound implications for the global economy, and particularly for the nations deemed to be the worst polluters. The idea of financially penalizing industrialized nations, through carbon credits and other schemes, has been part of the global warming cause since the beginning.

The new data that has emerged from NASA satellite measurements, tells us that mainstream science may have gotten this issue totally wrong. What they have reported as human-caused climate change could actually turn out to be just the effects of one of the strongest El Nino systems we’ve seen in decades.

How does El Nino affect global temperatures? This video by the World Meteorological Organization offers a clear explanation: