Scientists abandon science to popularize climate change alarmism

posted at 12:01 pm on August 26, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Nothing says confidence in the verdict of history and an unwavering faith in ultimate vindication like gauche emotional manipulation. Similar to so many tropes on the left, the issue of climate change has evolved from a public policy challenge into just another shibboleth – a special knock, knowledge of which allows you access to the liberal speakeasy.

Let’s perform a thought experiment. Take a look at the faces below. What emotion do you see displayed?

Scientist 1

scientist 2

Scientist 3

Scientist 4

I would say, respectively, bored, skeptical, hungry, and engaged. You probably came up with a number of different responses.

Now look at them again with the knowledge that all of the above are climate scientists who are supposedly struggling to maintain their composure during a panicked discussion about the post-apocalyptic Hellscape that awaits us in a future defined by climate shifts.

That’s how The Huffington Post primed its readers before featuring images of these and other scientific professionals purportedly wracked with anxiety over the pressing problem of global climate change.

“We’ve read the daunting headlines. We’ve seen the bleak predictions. We know in our minds that climate change is putting our Earth’s future in danger,” the Huffington Post’s write up on a series of photographs called “Scared Scientists” by artist Nick Bowers. “And yet there’s something uniquely frightening about this artist’s attempt to transform global warming data into visceral, human responses.”

Frightening? They might as well be dramatic headshots. You could probably book a recurring role on an HBO drama with one of these – at least, get you past the casting director’s door.

This was just one of Tuesday’s attempts by climate activists to tug at your heartstrings in lieu of a logical argument.

“Scientists are used to talking about climate change in facts and figures, a discussion framed around parts-per-million concentrations of carbon dioxide, millimeters of sea-level rise, and degrees of global temperatures,” a piece in Tuesaday’s National Journal opened. “[Australian National University student] Joe Duggan wants them to talk about their feelings.”

Duggan said the project is meant to engage the broader public, who despite seeing facts about climate change can feel “apathetic” or simply overwhelmed by the volume of data. He thought that letting experts use an emotional pitch might help the layperson connect with their work.

“The scientists that have penned letters for this project are scared, angry, anxious, and at times hopeful and optimistic,” he said in an email. “These are real feelings that everyone has experienced in their lives. But the scientists aren’t feeling this way about an anniversary or a pressing deadline. They’re feeling this way about the fate of our planet.”

Duggan said the experts he’s reached out to have expressed “relief” at being able to express their emotions and he’s even starting hearing from more researchers who want to participate. He’s also been getting responses from the general public on his website and through Twitter.

How insulting.

Only the most emotionally stunted cannot anticipate the fact that a campaign centered on talking down to one’s audience is unlikely to result in a deluge of newfound public support. But these and other forms of casual condescension are what the climate alarmism movement has become.

So often, those who are skeptical of the claims that catastrophic climate shifts will result in dramatic changes to the environment in a timeframe too short to allow for acclimation are told they are “deniers” – e.g. something akin to those who cling, in the face of all contrary evidence, to the notion that the Holocaust never occurred. And yet, those who evangelize about the terrible future that awaits us if we do not address climate change with policy prescriptions, most of which center on personal deprivation and the defining of prosperity down, appeal to the heart over the head in order to make their case.

The logical contentions have failed, they seem to reason. Rather than examine that critically, they chose to shift tactics from argumentation to shaming and emoting. This is not a tactic which respects its audience as thinking individuals. The public knows an advertising campaign when they see one.


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Apparently Climate Change is going to lead to the end of color photography.

airupthere on August 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Smug white priviledge. What do I win?

WryTrvllr on August 26, 2014 at 4:44 PM

So often, those who are skeptical of the claims that catastrophic climate shifts will result in dramatic changes to the environment in a timeframe too short to allow for acclimation are told they are “deniers”

Is that what I’ve been denying? Damn I’m stoopyd.

WryTrvllr on August 26, 2014 at 4:49 PM

As par for the course, conservatives get bogged down in the minutia and fail to see the big picture. You fall short of understanding that the methods used to save our planet are inconsequential, it is only the eventually cure that ultimately matters. These brave scientists and saviors deserve our praise and worship, not scorn and ridicule. They courageously stood alone and selflessly risked their professional reputations in a heroic attempt to save us all.

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

This is all the proof you need that this is a sock puppet.

No leftist would ever worship anyone but obama. Praise, sure, but never worship.

Nice try frank.

runawayyyy on August 26, 2014 at 4:53 PM

The problem is that climate change has become a political debate in the guise of science. A climate scientist who doesn’t support the idea of AGW (“anthropogenic global warming”) bringing global catastrophe will have a hard time getting published, tenure, or even a job. In November, 2009, the email accounts and work files of a number of highly regarded climate scientists was posted on the Internet (some say by hackers, some say it was leaked). Extracts from the 3000+ documents were widely published with the intention of showing that the field of AGW research as being rife with fabrications, cronyism, data that is selectively excluded, and data that is modified to fit a narrative.

Joe Bastardi makes a good point about CO2:

In the last 100 years, the amount of CO2 in the air has increased from three molecules per 10,000 molecules of air, to four molecules out of 10,000 molecules of air.

Which means we are being asked to believe the increase of one molecule of CO2 out of 10,000 molecules of air in the last 100 years is causing catastrophic climate change that threatens mankind.

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/28470

anotherJoe on August 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

The fear mongers, in their own words, explicitly call for dishonesty:

“It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.” -Paul Watson, Greenpeace
“We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing.” -leftist Senator Tim Wirth, 1993
“I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation… on how dangerous it is.” -Al Gore
“We have to offer up scary scenarios… each of us has to decide the right balance between being effective and being honest.” -Stephen Schneider, lead ipcc author, 1989
“Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” -Sir John Houghton, first ipcc chair
“The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.” -Daniel Botkin, ex Chair of Envinronmental Studies, UCSB
“Only sensational exaggeration. makes the kind of story that will get politicians’ attention… this is the only way to assure any political action and [get] more federal financing.” -Monika Kopacz, Atmospheric Scientist

anotherJoe on August 26, 2014 at 5:04 PM

In the last 100 years, the amount of CO2 in the air has increased from three molecules per 10,000 molecules of air, to four molecules out of 10,000 molecules of air.

Which means we are being asked to believe the increase of one molecule of CO2 out of 10,000 molecules of air in the last 100 years is causing catastrophic climate change that threatens mankind.

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/28470
anotherJoe on August 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Well, now that you mention it, that might explain why I’ve felt more out of breath lately than I did 100 years ago….

dentarthurdent on August 26, 2014 at 5:08 PM

The evidence is continuing to mount that global warming is a scam which is why the left is so desperate to silence those of us who see through the lie.

rmkdbq on August 26, 2014 at 5:12 PM

About CO2. There is no actual evidence that CO2 does… anything!

Well, beyond being plant food. What the warmists have is a theoretical model on CO2, but zero empirical evidence supporting their model. The plight of the doomsayers is summarized by The Economist: “The mismatch between rising greenhouse gas emissions and not-rising temperatures [15 year 'pause'] is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now.” And now, as time has unfolded, ALL the climate models have failed… miserably. CO2 has not been doing of late what it was supposed to do.

But it’s not just the last 15 years, it’s … throughout history.

Going back hundreds of thousands of years we can see in ice core samples that temperatures rise or fall, and then CO2 follows. Changes in CO2 result as an effect of temperature change. Yet there is no evidence at all that CO2 is also a cause of temperature change. What the Chicken Littles want us to believe is that CO2 could be both a cause and an effect of temperature change. Sure, that’s possible (if improbable), but the fact is that there’s no evidence for that. None.

And if we go back even further, hundreds of millions of years, we again see no evidence that CO2 affected temperatures. From Larry Bell: “Fossil records reveal that atmospheric CO2 levels around 600 million years ago were about 7,000 parts per million [vs ~ 400 ppm today]. Then approximately 480 million years ago those levels gradually dropped to 4,000 ppm over about 100 million years, while average temperatures remained at a steady 72 degrees. They then jumped rapidly to 4,500 ppm and guess what! Temperatures dove to an estimated average similar to today, even though the CO2 level was around twelve times higher than now. Yes, as CO2 went up, temperatures plummeted.” Even ice ages occurred at these high CO2 levels!

And looking at recent history, it’s the same thing, no evidence on CO2! Since 1850 or so we have been recovering from the Little Ice Age with mild warming (we have had only 0.7°C of warming). Now look at this woodfortrees graph. What we see is a near identical rate of temperature change during the first (low CO2) and second half (high CO2) of the 20th century. Nearly identical. Where is the signal for CO2? CO2 appears to be doing nothing, zilch. C3 presents more on this here: http://www.c3headlines.com/2013/06/ipccs-gold-standard-hadcrut-confirms-co2s-impact-on-global-temps-statistically-immaterial-insignific.html

If we look at the evidence, or the lack therof, for CO2 affecting temperatures, maybe it’s time we start to take a more serious look at this alternative theoretical model on CO2 that maintains that CO2 does not markedly affect climate temperatures beyond ~ 200 ppm, or that the feedback from water vapor is negative, thus negating any warming. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/03/08/the-logarithmic-effect-of-carbon-dioxide/

anotherJoe on August 26, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Plus, another link that supports my comment above is this video that covers the ice core data and the CO2 lag, and exposes Al Gore’s and IPCC’s deceptions on CO2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_WyvfcJyg&info=GGWarmingSwindle_CO2Lag

anotherJoe on August 26, 2014 at 5:23 PM

They look brain-dead.

hepcat on August 26, 2014 at 5:33 PM

They’re contemplating their next bowel movement of Moochelle’s required ingestion of O’s plastic ‘stupid stuff’.

vnvet on August 26, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Plus, a good and excellent graphic showing the absolute total failure of ALL their climate models: http://www.drroyspencer.com/2013/06/still-epic-fail-73-climate-models-vs-measurements-running-5-year-means/

The thing about their climate models is that they were touted, circa 1990, as the “proof” that warming would occur. The politically motivated activist scientists said this, paraphrasing: “We are the experts, and our computer models show that without sharp and immediate CO2 cuts, then by 2005, 2010, and beyond… this world is going to be virtually boiling! But these models are very complex, with thousands of lines of code modeling arcane phenomena that only experts can understand. So don’t question us on the models because they way beyond your understanding.”

Well, guess what, 25 years later and CO2 was not cut and has in fact risen unimpeded, but we see that their predictions in their models were absolute garbage. But they used those models to scam the public and governments all over the world to spend what amounts to trillions of $$ on “climate change,” and to push cap & trade regulations that would have tanked our economy and standard of living. Indeed, the 82% CO2 cuts that were mandated in the Dem’s 2009 Cap & Trade bill would have caused widespread suffering and devastation.

There’s nothing unusual about current temperatures (the hockey stick was debunked!). And there’s no problem with the climate. But even if there was a problem, a problem caused by CO2, the fact is that the extreme measures that Chicken Little Brigade advocate would inflict damage way beyond any minimal warming. Like a chemotherapy that kills the patient, the policy prescription of the warmists is a “therapy” that is much worse than any ailment.

anotherJoe on August 26, 2014 at 5:49 PM

“Those who give will have to set limits because those who take rarely will.” These people would suck you dry.

deptofredundancydept on August 26, 2014 at 5:52 PM

July 8, 2014
Climate Change Skeptics

Speakers, including environmental activists, expressed skepticism about human influence on global climate change. Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman argued that global climate change was the greatest scam in history and an example of “science gone bad.” Ecologist Patrick Moore, one of the founders of the environmental group Greenpeace, said there was no tie between human activity and extreme weather events. Many pictures, graphs, and videos were shown.

They spoke at the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change, which took place from July 7-9, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This program lasts about an hour.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?320339-1/discussion-climate-change-skepticism

Enjoy!

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Let’s perform a thought experiment. Take a look at the faces below. What emotion do you see displayed?

You mean those AREN’T Depression-era photographs?? o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 6:20 PM

The logical contentions have failed, they seem to reason. Rather than examine that critically, they chose to shift tactics from argumentation to shaming and emoting. This is not a tactic which respects its audience as thinking individuals. The public knows an advertising campaign when they see one.

Oh yeah, because arguing with debunked “facts” worked SO well for them before… @_@

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 6:21 PM

As I was informed this morning:

Just before you post, there’s a brilliant idea in the air I’d like to run by you. Now it’s called “Ten Ten.” The idea is that everyone start cutting their carbon emissions by ten percent. No pressure.

Ted Torgerson on August 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

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I had no idea climate hysterics (of the AGW variety) were so violent, them being so concerned about earth and human existence, and all, but here you go: 10:10 No Pressure. Maybe it’s only the Brits that are like this which leads me to a question: how the fcuk did the muzzies get so entrenched in your welfare system, you stupid blokes?

ExpressoBold on August 26, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Thank you in advance, Noah, for approving my post that included a link to a C/Span video for “Climate Change Skeptics” that aired on 23 Aug 2014 on C/Span at 3.45pm EDT. I found the parting shot at the end of the presentation by the co-founder of Greenpeace absolutely hilarious and Mr Coleman’s outline of Albore’s climate change edumacation most enlightening… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 6:26 PM

“What emotion do you see displayed”

I would have picked “constipation” for most of them. Knowing that they are climate scientists, I would change my answer to “mental constipation.”

Gearbox on August 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Remember when they tried Galileo as being an effective heretic to the “science” of the day?

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/galileo/galileoaccount.html

In the 1633 trial of Galileo Galilei, two worlds come into cosmic conflict. Galileo’s world of science and humanism collides with the world of Scholasticism and absolutism that held power in the Catholic Church. The result is a tragedy that marks both the end of Galileo’s liberty and the end of the Italian Renaissance.

Galileo Galilei was born in 1564–the same year that Shakespeare was born and Michelangelo died. From an early age, Galileo showed his scientific skills. At age nineteen, he discovered the isochronism of the pendulum. By age twenty-two, he had invented the hydrostatic balance. By age twenty-five, Galileo assumed his first lectureship, at the University of Pisa. Within a few more years, Galileo earned a reputation throughout Europe as a scientist and superb lecturer. Eventually, he would be recognized as the father of experimental physics. Galileo’s motto might have been “follow knowledge wherever it leads us.”

At the University of Padua, where Galileo accepted a position after three years in Pisa, he began to develop a strong interest in Copernican theory. In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus published Revolutions of the Celestial Orbs, a treatise that put forth his revolutionary idea that the Sun was at the center of the universe and that the Earth–rotating on an axis–orbited around the sun once a year. Copernicus’ theory was a challenge to the accepted notion contained in the natural philosophy of Aristotle, the astronomy of Ptolemy and the teachings of the Church that the sun and all the stars revolved around a stationary Earth. In the half-century since its publication, however, Copernicus’ theory met mostly with skepticism. Skeptics countered with the “common sense” notion that the earth they stood on appeared not to move at all–much less at the speed required to fully rotate every twenty-four hours while spinning around the sun.

Sometime in the mid-1590s, Galileo concluded that Copernicus got it right. He admitted as much in a 1597 letter to Johannes Kepler, a German mathematician who had written about planetary systems: “Like you, I accepted the Copernican position several years ago and discovered from thence the cause of many natural effects which are doubtless inexplicable by the current theories.” Galileo, however, continued to keep his thoughts to a few trusted friends, as he explained to Kepler: “I have not dared until now to bring my reasons and refutations into the open, being warned by the fortunes of Copernicus himself, our master, who procured for himself immortal fame among a few but stepped down among the great crowd.”

SCIENCE WANTS TO BE GOD.….and they get PISSED at anyone that doesn’t believe them (just like a 2 year old having a temper tantrum). It’s clearly Dumbassian theory on display by modern science.

PappyD61 on August 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I see befuddlement, condescension, and bad lighting in the pictures presented. Am I close?

If only they’d use hand puppets to explain the dangers of Climate Change, maybe us knuckle dragging illiterates would FINALLY understand.

orangemtl on August 26, 2014 at 7:50 PM

They abandoned science long ago.

petunia on August 26, 2014 at 8:07 PM

1. Catatonic
2. Horney
3. Indifferent
4. Constipated
I see no real *emotion* in any of them.

AppraisHer on August 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM

airupthere on August 26, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Awesome post, wish you had links as well for people =)

OregonPolitician on August 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Check out the article on Drudge, the one under the flashing light. Seems the One is going to try and commit the US to a UN climate treaty without Senate approval. As far as I can tell it would be non binding and not an enforceable law so I don’t see the point.

Ellis on August 26, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Bishop on August 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

..and once again, here he is in the same thread, trying to throw us off.

Vince on August 26, 2014 at 9:53 PM

In picture 3 I see anxiety. He’s just told his parents that he’s a gay American, that he’s in love with pajama boy, and that they’re getting married next weekend.

Paco on August 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM

1. Catatonic
2. Horney
3. Indifferent
4. Constipated
I see no real *emotion* in any of them.

AppraisHer on August 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Well 2 better look the part then. I’m thinking, take her ass home, pull in the drive, “bye, it was fun, I’ll call”.

arnold ziffel on August 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Sounds more like their grants are close to ending and they are desperate for renewals.

Bubba Redneck on August 27, 2014 at 1:15 AM

We are very close to climate change!!!!!!!!!

. . . . . . . . . Fall is rapidly approaching!

Bubba Redneck on August 27, 2014 at 1:17 AM

We must stop the Climate from Changing Now!

(If they had only said that during the Ice Age we could have prevented all of these nettlesome problems …since Civilization would never have arisen, Science would never have developed, and panicked hucksters like these Chicken Little schmucks would still be painting bison and antelopes on cave walls with the chewed ends of mud daubed sticks.)

profitsbeard on August 27, 2014 at 4:51 AM

Being king of the hill is all that matters to these types. Whether you have 21st century industry and technology, or 8th century industry and technology matters not.

The point is to be the ones who are well fed, have the best housing, the best clothing, sole access to whatever amenities are available, control over the Proles and their choice of sexual partners.

Orwell used to be one of them, and Ayn Rand’s family lived this Socialist nightmare, Solzhenitsyn lived it, too. They spelled it all out for us in black and white print (though I think Rand was a bit of an optimist).

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 27, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Emotion? None.
Here’s what I saw, Ex-Con, Linda Loveless, Closet Case & Tranny

kregg on August 27, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Concern trolls trying to rickroll the economy. Forward!

Kenosha Kid on August 27, 2014 at 6:56 AM

We should send them some pictures of us laughing at them.

Seriously, these misanthropic freaks with a hero complex always need A Cause, don’t they? Building a working website is a severe expensive challenge for them, but they’re going to steer the climate to safety. They want untold trillions to fix a mythical problem. OK.

And unlike a website, which people tangibly assess if their plans are working, holding them accountable for their climate plan is impossible. The amount of bullchyt they can shovel is limitless. They might as well promise to save the universe. We’ve reached that level of absurdity.

crrr6 on August 27, 2014 at 7:11 AM

“who despite seeing facts about climate change can feel “apathetic” or simply overwhelmed by the volume of data…”

Bzzzt. Wrong. BECAUSE of the facts about “climate change” I point and laugh at the cargo cultie leftoids that insist that our planet is going to burn up despite NO warming for 17 years.

I am not overwhelmed by facts or the volume of data, I am amused that none of the vaunted climate models have ever successfully worked, EVER, and various government agencies continue to get caught faking data about climate- most recently in Australia.

But nifty black and white serious people photos. Really.

Maybe they can cut down a forest or two of oxygen producing trees so they can make some big coffee table books full of dramatic black and white photos of serious people being totally serious you guys about the serious global war…er climate change and stuff.

Pathetic.

GrassMudHorsey on August 27, 2014 at 7:37 AM

NYT says that Obama wants to enter into global climate agreement/treaty without ratification through the Senate.

Instead of being able to force the US to participate without ratification by Congress, he hopes it will encourage the rest of the world to “name and shame” countries who refuse to abide by the non-binding treaty.

Read more about it at Anthony Watts’ site. I refuse to give NYT clicks:
King Obama strikes again – Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

airupthere on August 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Awesome post, wish you had links as well for people =)

OregonPolitician on August 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I think the number of links is either limited or sent into moderation.

airupthere on August 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

It just hit me as I scrolled past those photos for the 10th time.

Man-made global warming theory enthusiasts often refer to skeptical scientists as “deniers”, a derogatory term that is meant to elicit an emotional response based on the origin of holocaust deniers.

These photos look like portraits of survivors of the holocaust…Belongs in Schindler’s list or something…creepy.

airupthere on August 27, 2014 at 9:22 AM

“I’m a sad make-believe scientist”

Hening on August 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Scientists abandon science to popularize climate change alarmism

That has been true for over 20 years. Twenty years ago I was listening to an NPR report about the increasing number of large violent storms and crazy weather. The only problem was there were no large violent storms or crazy weather. In fact it had been a pretty mild year. When my wife got home that evening I told her about the report and said, “They are outright lying about what is happening.” I wondered what else they were lying about and began to investigate myself.

I now know they lie about everything. Science, all sciences, are corrupted by the race for research funding. Some more than others. Climate Science is nothing but fraud, but so is a lot of medical science. The CDC sent out alerts that everyone was at risk of getting AIDS which was a lie, and they knew it was a lie. They said AIDS was an epidemic. It never was. The EPA lies about mercury in fish. Fish generally hold mercury in their livers, not their flesh. We don’t eat fish livers, and fish is an excellent food. You should eat as much of it as you can.

In the end, I no longer believe ANYTHING the government says, and it doesn’t matter what it is, I don’t believe it. I no longer believe any scientists say either. Same deal. If scientists are proclaiming anything, it is because they want more money, not because anything they say is true.

Follow the money. It corrupts everything.

earlgrey on August 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

I thought they were Christians being told that Mary really wasn’t a virgin.

esnap on August 27, 2014 at 12:13 PM

1. I believe you have my stapler. http://i.imgur.com/x9xQibf.jpg

2. It was hot, I was hungry…http://i.imgur.com/cEPGmWt.jpg

3. go with the flow http://i.imgur.com/gCTNmIw.jpg

4. that’s my story and I’m sticking to it http://i.imgur.com/4NxQ1hF.jpg

Gle3nn on August 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Gle3nn on August 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Awesome!

Free Indeed on August 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Gle3nn on August 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Freaking hilarious, especially “Stapler”.

Ward Cleaver on August 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM

“Alright, chin down just a bit … sorry to hear about your cat.”
(no reaction)
CLICK, CLICK, CLICK
“Isn’t that terrible news about the airplane crash?”
(no reaction)
CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK
“Sorry to hear that you lost your grant money.”
CLICK
“Got the shot!”

kregg on August 27, 2014 at 4:59 PM

These versions are better:

http://moonbattery.com/?p=49667

Star Bird on August 28, 2014 at 9:53 AM

They look brain-dead.

hepcat on August 26, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Well.. they are climate scientists.

Axion on August 28, 2014 at 7:42 PM

The Earths population has doubled in the past 120 years from 3.5 billion people to 7 billion people, we’ve had the industrial revolution, nuclear power, natural gas and coal fired power plants, millions of cars, busses and trucks on the road, we’ve had paved roads and millions of homes. China and India have added thousands of coal fired power plants while 150 years of recorded Earth temperatures resulted in an increase of .4 degrees hotter.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature_record_of_the_past_1000_years#/image/File:2000_Year_Temperature_Comparison.png

dthorny on August 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

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