The National Post is reporting that a prominent climate scientist and insider at the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on man-made global warming.
The Canadian publication cites Mike Hulme as stating in a recent academic paper that the actual number of scientists who backed that claim was “only a few dozen experts.”
During a press briefing in Copenhagen this week, Irish filmmaker Phelim McAleer asked Stanford University Professor Stephen Schneider an inconvenient question about the “ClimateGate” e-mails that have cast dark clouds of doubt over the work of scientists who claim man-made global warming endangers the plant.
McAleer, the producer of the documentary “Not Evil, Just Wrong,” is shown in the video below being interrupted twice by Professor Schneider’s assistant and members of the United Nations staff before being told — under threat of arrest, I might add — to stop filming by an armed U.N. security guard.
Time after time, McAleer runs into obstacles when he tries to obtain answers about climate change from people who purport to be experts on the subject.
Two months ago, McAleer had a heated exchange with former vice president-turned global warming evangelist Al Gore during a recent meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists in Madison, Wisc. My Oct. 14 post, Video: Gore Unable to Defend Global Warming, includes the video below which captured the exchange and its aftermath.
Three months ago, he had the “nerve” to ask celebrity attendees at the New York City premiere of a new enviro-docudrama, The Age of Stupid, an inconvenient question and, as reported in my Sept. 30 post, ‘Age of Stupid’ Hates Inconvenient Questions, was booted from the venue and prevented from asking any more questions or conducting more interviews as a result.
My recommendation for McAleer: Ask people like Professor Schneider, actress Gillian Anderson, Gore and others to whom you direct these tough questions to take a dose of INCONVENIENT TRUTH SERUM before they answer. Then, perhaps, you’ll hear something truthful in reply.
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After Gore thaws out (i.e., emerges from seclusion), I hope someone will prosecute him on charges of fraud in much the same way as Bernie Madoff is being prosecuted. After all, there’s not much difference between the two, is there? If it walks like a duck…
In a post yesterday, Bob McCarty Writes highlighted an Associated Press interview of noted hurricane forecasting expert Dr. William Gray. Today, we offer some “recommended reading” about Gray.
In an Sept. 9, 2005, DISCOVER Magazine article, Gray is asked questions about his hurricane-prediction research at Colorado State University, about global warming and about how politics involved in global warming effectively dried up funding for his research.
Below is an example of the exchange between DISCOVER Magazine writer Kathy A. Svitil and Dr. Gray:
Svitil: You don’t believe global warming is causing climate change?
Gray: No. If it is, it is causing such a small part that it is negligible. I’m not disputing that there has been global warming. There was a lot of global warming in the 1930s and ’40s, and then there was a slight global cooling from the middle ’40s to the early ’70s. And there has been warming since the middle ’70s, especially in the last 10 years. But this is natural, due to ocean circulation changes and other factors. It is not human induced.
If you have any doubts about whether Al Gore’s brand of man-made global warming is real or just a means to a financial windfall for the former vice president and his backers, the “insider” view provided by this article should make things clear for you.