Know Why Climate Realists Are Winning The Battle? Good PR!

So says Excitable James Hansen, who makes a ton of money of the climate change hoax as he takes unnecessary fossil fueled flights all over the world to get arrested (I’m sure there is some type of moral turpitude clause in his government contract)

Climate sceptics are winning the argument with the public over global warming, the world’s most celebrated climate scientist, James Hansen of NASA, said in London yesterday.

It is happening even though climate science itself is becoming ever clearer in showing that the earth is in increasing danger from rising temperatures, said Dr Hansen, who heads NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, and is widely thought of as “the father of global warming” — his dramatic alert about climate change in US Senate hearings in July 1988 put the issue on the world agenda. (snip)

In a briefing at the Royal Society , Dr Hansen, pictured, was frank about the success with public opinion of what he termed “the climate contrarians”, in effectively lessening public concern about global warming. He said: “They have been winning the argument for several years, even though the science has become clearer.

“There’s been a very strong campaign by those who want to continue fossil fuel ‘business as usual’, and the scientific story has not been powerful enough to offset that push.”

Part of the problem, he said, was that the climate sceptic lobby employed communications professionals, whereas “scientists are just barely competent at communicating with the public and don’t have the wherewithal to do it.”

Let’s see: climate alarmists have the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Foundation, NASA, government, and the media on their side and as part of their push to enact globull warming legislation on Other People. They spend billions on their propaganda, Realists spend low millions. But, it can’t be that science the alarmists push is faulty, unhinged, hysterical (both meanings), that their reliance on computer models without real world data is problematic, that they rely more on scare tactics than science, and that they tend to rely more on prognostication of things to happen 50-100 years away that can never be proven, are the problem. Nope, has to be the messaging.

Well, they do have a slight problem with messaging when they trot out stuff like

Comparing CO2 to the devil, and

Hanging kids. Then there was the 10:10 video of kids who don’t believe in man induced climate change being blown up (interestingly, after being told by Youtube that my copy was owned by Fox News, I put in a challenge, and now, without even a message, it is now “inappropriate content” and rejected. Despite being all over Youtube.)

Anthony Watts responds to Hansen

1. We don’t hide behind FOIA laws, then circumvent them when we lose. If you’d shared the data when asked, Climategate would never have happened.

4. We don’t keep trying to link weather patterns/weather events to climate in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Joe D’Aleo

(2) Also Hansen and the modelers have failed in every prediction – temperatures stopped rising, sea level did not accelerate but slowed and now is failing. Winters are colder and snowier not warm and snowless. I could go on. Art Horn in his Energy Tribune story in Icing the Hype below tells it well.

Steven Goddard at Real Science beats Hansen with the history stick.

Funny thing about Hansen’s whine, though: he’s basically saying the Realists are smarter then the warmists.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach. Please sign the drill now petition.

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