Friday, July 19, 2013

People "who should know better" making false claims about climate change

Yesterday, Roger Pielke Jr. testified before the U.S. Senate environment committee:
... It is misleading, and just plain incorrect, to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally. It is further incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with the emission of greenhouse gases.  
... some activists, politicians, journalists, corporate and government agency representatives and even scientists who should know better have made claims that are unsupportable based on evidence and research.  
... Such false claims could undermine the credibility of arguments for action on climate change, and to the extent that such false claims confuse those who make decisions related to extreme events, they could lead to poor decision making. ["could lead"? - has led to massively expensive blunders, like Ontario's (and nearly every other governments') "climate action" plan.]


Anonymous said...

People should read-up on Chris Horner who once worked for ENRON as a ECO-lawyer and lost his job because he would NOT sign off on a Global-warming study Document because of the false data and lies. In the 90's he saw Al Gore show-up at ENRON and pitch a scheme on carbon-credits.His book is Red Hot Lies , and he discovered that up to 5000 temp sensors were disconnect in a Northern belt to skew the data and make it appear hotter than is really was with less sensors recording cooler temps. he points out in several videos that the first scare was the Ice-age in the late 70's, then it became Global warming, when that scam collapsed it was Climate-Change, and now Climate-Chaos . When it's hot it's global warming,when it's cold and snowy it's global warming, and so on.

Anonymous said...

Why cherrypick quotes? Pielke also states that:

"The IPCC has concluded that greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activity are an important driver of changes in climate. And on this basis alone I am personally convinced that it makes sense to take action to limit greenhouse gas emissions."


JR said...

The quotes I picked were from the linked testimony to the Senate committee.

The "quote" you cite is not from Pielke's testimony. In fact, since you provided no source I'm assuming you're just another anonymous troll making stuff up.