‘Pundits like Al Gore, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye “the Science Guy” then further exaggerate what is reported. Next, public school teachers repeat all of the misinformation to their students, relying on textbooks written by poorly informed authors, many with only a superficial knowledge of science. Alarmist theories are presented as fact. Is it any wonder our young people grow up believing humans are destroying the Earth?’
Roy Spencer, ‘Global Warming Scepticism for Busy People’, 2018.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Yet the case for alarm is a flimsy one.
A long road lies ahead of us who want to help the victims of the scaremongering, and help them and those who exploit them gain a more reasonable, calmer view of climate variation and its multiple causes. Anyone who wants to do this needs to get well-informed about the climate system, and no doubt this seems like an impossible task to many. But non-specialists can get informed enough to raise good questions, recognise decent replies, and discuss policy implications.
Just published on WUWT is an excellent essay triggered by yet another book on the climate scare written by victims of it. The essay has many valuable insights and many useful links to help the reader investigate further. I commend it to all those who come this way and want to get better informed. Here are a couple of extracts from the essay to whet your appetites:
(Extract 1) "I served in the Air Force as a weather officer from 1953–1957, earned my Ph.D. in meteorology from Florida State University, joined the National Hurricane Center in 1961, where I served for 25 years and was Director from 1974–1987 (the longest term of any Director), then served as chief meteorologist for the CBS TV affiliate in Houston until my retirement in 2008—a retirement during which I have continued and even expanded my studies of global climate change.