Scientist offers $10,000 to climate change deniers with hard evidence
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A physics professor is offering $10,000 to the first person to present scientific evidence that proves man-made climate change isn't real. 

Christopher Keating is a professor at the University of South Dakota who has been teaching for over 20 years and has taught at the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

He has been an advocate for climate change science for 30 years and recently published a book accusing climate change skeptics of using the same tactics as the tobacco industry.

As reported by io9, Keating writes:

"Compare the claims of deniers of today to the people that denied a link between tobacco and lung disease and see how similar they are. The tobacco people funded certain scientists to undermine valid research. At the same time, they called into question the ability of scientist receiving government funding to remain unbiased. They claimed lung disease was just a natural event. Climate change deniers today are making the same arguments about global warming."

“There is simply no science to support the claims of the deniers, but massive amounts of science proving man made global warming is real. All that anyone needs to do is a little homework. Everything is available to the public."

Keating has two prizes on offer: one offering $10,000 to anyone who can use the scientific method to disprove anthropogenic climate change and one that offers $1,000 to the first person to provide scientific evidence of any kind that climate change is not real. 

With the overwhelming majority of scientists on his side, Keating feels his money is pretty safe.  

Source: io9