by William Teach | July 27, 2011 9:44 am
Because you haven’t been exposed enough to the so-called science of anthropogenic global warming, er, climate change, er, climate crisis, Henry Waxman wants more, and penned a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu (via Minnesotans For Global Warming). A few excerpts (full letter for your amusement at MGW)
I am writing to urge you to lead a national campaign to educate the public about the causes and dangers of climate change.
You know why Waxman is concerned?
Yet at the same time that the scientific evidence has grown stronger and extreme weather has become more frequent and intense, the public’s understanding of the danger has been diminishing. According to data from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, there has been a decline in the percentage of Americans who think climate change is occurring (from 71% in 2008 to 64% in 2011), a decline in the percentage of Americans who believe climate change is caused by man (from 57% in 2008 to 47% in 2011), and a decline in the percentage of Americans who are worried about climate change (from 63% in 2008 to 52% in 2011). There has even been a noticeable drop in the percentage of Americans who understand that there is a scientific consensus that climate change is happening (from 47% in 2008 to 39% in 2011).
He mentions “consensus” in the second paragraph, too. Science is not consensus: politics is.
Waxman then spends some time demonizing the oil and coal industries, and they are evil in his world….hey, wait, Waxman receives money from the United Auto Workers, who build evil cars that use fossil fuels. And the National Beer Wholesalers Assn, and beer releases lots of CO2. And the National Cable and Telecommunications Assn, Comcast, and Time Warner, and DVRs are really bad for global warming. Oh, and the number 1 PAC to donate to him during the 2009-2010 election season was ….. News Corp, which is supposedly made up of evil deniers. Oh, and $6,000 from the oil and gas sector.
Your position as Secretary of Energy and your world-renowned stature as a scientist mean you are in a unique position to speak with authority about the science of climate change and the frightening consequences of inaction.
Nope, sorry, Henry, you alarmists state that we are only supposed to listen to climatologists, and Chu has a BA in Math, BS in Physics, and a PhD in Physics. Bummer. Also, since you don’t have a degree in climatology, you should probably ignore yourself, Henry.
I ask you to investigate the disconnect that appears to be growing between the scientific and the public understanding of climate change. I hope you will then decide to lead a national effort to ensure the public is fully and accurately informed about the science of climate change and its implications for human health and welfare.
The disconnect between people who are pushing a failed cult designed to implement more controls over people and economies and people who are realizing that something is hinky when the people who push the issue the most rarely practice what they preach. That’s what sent me on my way from being a True Believer up till the early 2000’s to being a Climate Realist.
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