Scientists Vs. Skeptics

Ten years ago this week, Jay Inslee brought a “three-foot stack of scientific books” to a congressional global warming hearing and Democrats pitted “recognised climate scientists” vs. “three well-known climate sceptics

Democrats roll out climate change big guns, Republicans remain immune | Climate change | The Guardian

Apparently no cherry-pick is below climate alarmist’s dignity.

“The scientists came armed with the latest evidence  ….

Knute Nadelhoffer, a University of Michigan professor, noted that Lake Superior had already warmed by 4.5F since 1979

Lake Superior water temperatures are close to the long term average.


January, 1979 was the coldest on record in the US.

The winters of 1977-1979 were among the five coldest on record in the Great Lakes States

Not surprisingly, Great Lakes ice cover was very high in 1977-1979. It was also very high in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and this year (not shown on the graph) was close to average.

IceCover_avg_1973_2020.png (1951×755)

Jay Inslee compared Michael Mann to Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein.

“Jay Inslee, a Washington Democrat, lamented on Tuesday that even if Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein were testifying, Republicans would still not accept the science until Antarctica had melted.”

Antarctic sea ice is currently near a record high for the date.

Charctic Interactive Sea Ice Graph | Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis

These were the skeptics which the Democrats didn’t recognize as scientists.

John R. Christy, B.A. Mathematics, California State University (1973), M.S. Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois (1984), Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois (1987), NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1991), American Meteorological Society’s Special Award (1996), Member, Committee on Earth Studies, Space Studies Board (1998-2001), Alabama State Climatologist (2000-Present), Fellow, American Meteorological Society (2002), Panel Member, Official Statement on Climate Change, American Geophysical Union (2003), Member, Committee on Environmental Satellite Data Utilization, Space Studies Board (2003-2004), Member, Committee on Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the last 2,000 years, National Research Council (2006), Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville (1991-Present), Director of the Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville (2000-Present), Contributor, IPCC (1992, 1994, 1996, 2007), Lead Author, IPCC (2001)

Patrick J. Michaels, A.B. Biological Sciences, University of Chicago (1971), S.M. Biology, University of Chicago (1975), Ph.D. Ecological Climatology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1979), Research and Project Assistant, Center for Climatic Research, University of Wisconsin (1976-1979), Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (1980-1986), Virginia State Climatologist (1980-2007), President, Central Virginia Chapter, American Meteorological Society (1986-1987), Executive Board, American Association of State Climatologists (1986-1989), Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (1986-1995), President, American Association of State Climatologists (1987-1988), Chair, Committee on Applied Climatology, American Meteorological Society (1988-1999), Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies, Cato Institute (1992-Present), Visiting Scientist, Marshall Institute (1996-Present), Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member, Association of American Geographers, Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (1996-Present), Contributor and Expert Reviewer, IPCC (1990, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007)

Richard S. Lindzen, A.B. Physics Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University (1960), S.M. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University (1961), Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University (1964), Research Associate in Meteorology, University of Washington (1964-1965), NATO Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Meteorology, University of Oslo (1965-1966), Research Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (1966-1967), Visiting Lecturer in Meteorology, UCLA (1967), NCAR Outstanding Publication Award (1967), AMS Meisinger Award (1968), Associate Professor and Professor of Meteorology, University of Chicago (1968-1972), Summer Lecturer, NCAR Colloquium (1968, 1972, 1978), AGU Macelwane Award (1969), Visiting Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Tel Aviv University (1969), Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1970-1976), Gordon McKay Professor of Dynamic Meteorology, Harvard University (1972-1983), Visiting Professor of Dynamic Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1975), Lady Davis Visiting Professor, Department of Meteorology, The Hebrew University (1979), Director, Center for Earth and Planetary Physics, Harvard University (1980-1983), Robert P. Burden Professor of Dynamical Meteorology, Harvard University (1982-1983), AMS Charney Award (1985), Vikram Amblal Sarabhai Professor, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India (1985), Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (1986-1987), Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA (1988-Present), Sackler Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University (1992), Landsdowne Lecturer, University of Victoria (1993), Bernhard Haurwitz Memorial Lecturer, American Meteorological Society (1997), Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, American Geophysical Union, Fellow, American Meteorological Society, Member, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Member, National Academy of Sciences, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983-Present), Lead Author, IPCC (2001)

Roy W. Spencer, B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Michigan (1978), M.S. Meteorology, University of Wisconsin (1980), Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Wisconsin (1982), Research Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin (1982-1984), Senior Scientist for Climate Studies, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA (1984-2001), MSFC Center Director’s Commendation (1989), U.S. Team Leader, Multichannel Imaging Microwave Radiometer (MIMR) Team, NASA (1992-Present), Team Leader, AMSR-E Science Team, NASA (1994-Present), NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1991), American Meteorological Society’s Special Award (1996), Principal Research Scientist, Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville (2001-Present)

Democrats prefer to get their science from these experts.

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13 Responses to Scientists Vs. Skeptics

  1. Steve Cooksey says:

    One of my favorite authors, Peter Hathaway Capstick, who was a professional hunter in Africa, said it best. He’d seen natives who were shredded by lions or leopards or gored by Rhinos, or Cape Buffalo. Wounds that would kill the average human. Somehow the natives have an extra ordinary ability to heal from those wounds. But if the local Witchdoctor casts a spell on that same native they would actually lay down and die in about 3 days. The power of suggestion.

    The phony Witchdoctor Climate Scientists have cast a spell on the world and the people have gone mad, just waiting to die. We pretend like we’ve advanced beyond that, but we haven’t. Witchdoctor Fauci is in the same category.

  2. Don’t blame me. I’ve voted Libertarian in over 95% of all races since 1980. I question the wisdom of alliances with girl-bulliers and economy-wrecking prohibitionist fanatics.

  3. Brian morgan says:

    Hi Tony,
    Just a pity you haven’t listened the credentials of the four people in the picture, I’m sure it would not take so long to read,,

  4. Richard Yanda says:

    Where I come from if you don’t know what you’re talking about then rather than make a fool of yourself, you admit it and shut your mouth. I have been a physicist for over forty years and part of that time in atmospheric physics. Tony’s excellent reporting makes my head explode frequently. Yes, atmospheric physics is rigorous and very specialized. That’s no reason to pretend you understand it while facing off with the most prominent, brilliant atmospheric scientists alive today. What kind of a fool lies on his death bed dying of lung cancer and asks for a light?

    • Felton Suthon says:

      Redd Foxx – I smoke and I drink. I don’t want to be that stupid guy in the hospital dying of nothing.

    • G W Smith says:

      Just one more for the road. — I’ve seen in in movies before. Fool or warrior, I get your message: Tony is saying it clearly, for those with ears which hear.

    • Don’t assume that ‘climate scientists’ have the monopoly of wisdom when it comes to understanding the atmosphere. The pathological hatred of aircraft characteristic of the alarmist community has always amused me (clearly they have never compared jet aircraft with ocean liners) . I suspect it is to do with the derision they would face from an audience of aerodynamicists, who actually understand fluid flow and thermodynamics. More to the point, their understanding is clearly manifest in aircraft that fly and engines that work, rather than in making predictions which never happen.

  5. scot says:

    liberals have just figured out how to tax us for breathing , is all. I just hope they don’t start world war , and get rid of half of us, problem solved.

  6. Robertvd says:

    Jordan Peterson is Back! – Bret Weinstein’s DarkHorse Podcast
    Find it on Youtube you may like it.

  7. neil bonsor says:

    Ha Ha ! Tony on top form here

  8. Ron says:

    The climate changes all the time. I just remember when WikiLeaks caught scientists changing their data to support their global warming thinking.
    You can usually follow the money to find the truth.

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