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Whore-calling Charles Krauthammer vs. Science, Military, Health, and Insurance experts

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Charles Krauthammer calls the President of the United States a whore and its science experts propagandists. We can choose to listen to this unprofessional diatribe and not worry about climate change or we can choose to listen to the 98% of the word’s climate experts who tell us that humans are dangerously warming the planet by dumping billions of tons of heat-trapping gases into the air each year.

We can listen to a man who calls the President a whore, or we can listen to the conclusions of the United States National Academy of Sciences and every international academy of science who agrees that humans are dangerously warming the planet.

We can listen to a man who calls the President a whore, or we can listen to the United States Military and Intelligence community who warn that climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions.

We can listen to a man who calls the President a whore, or we can listen to health officials who warn us that climate change could be the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

We can listen to a man who calls the President a whore, or we can listen to insurers who manage trillions of dollars when they tell us that climate change is one of the greatest strategic risks currently facing the property/casualty insurance industry.

So who are you going to listen to?

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Written by Scott Mandia

February 22, 2014 at 8:02 am

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  1. Carnage. No other word comes to mind. Those that deny the climatic disruption realities that confront the people, Nation, Species and Planetary Life Support Systems suborn nothing less than “mass suicide” IMO. Climatic Disruption goes hand in hand with the corporate/fossil baron ability to profit from the pollution of the commons. “We the People” are forced to subsidize this atrocity. You or I cannot stop it, but you and I can. Many hands make light work. Grab a hand. Make a stand. Help stop the pollution of this once fair land.

    Leif Knutsen

    February 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

  2. Charles Krauthammer did not call President Obama a whore. The metaphore he employed suggests that the new religion insists that it is we, who will not mend our whoring ways—burning coal, driving F-150s, and the like—who are incurring the wrath of the gods (now the one, true god, the Earth Mother). There is plenty to take issue with what Krauthammer wrote, but, good Lord, do not, repeatedly, get what he wrote completely backwards. It does not help the cause.

    Robbin

    February 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

  3. Who am I going to listen to? Why, you, of course. You can tell me with a straight face that 97% of the scientists in your field (or is it 98%? – whatever) absolutely, totally agree that “humans are dangerously warming the planet,” but building windmills will fix all that, and fight terrorism too And thank you for letting me know that there’s such a thing as the Consensus Project. How long before they change their name to the Unanimity Imperative?

    Harvey

    February 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm

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  5. When People unite Pollutocrats take flight.

    Leif Knutsen

    February 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

  6. […] 查尔斯·克罗萨摩(Charles Krauthammer)为华盛顿邮报写过一篇关于气候变化和全球变暖的特辑,并成功地在几乎每一个段落都塞进了完全错误的言论。这实际上就是一篇“从入门到精通:如何否定事实”的文章。他的荒谬已经被科学家斯科特·曼迪亚(Scott Mandia)机智地拆穿,被Jeffrey Kluger在时代周刊里详细论述,并且被史蒂芬·斯特隆伯格(Stephen Stromberg)非常讽刺地在(哈哈哈你猜对了!)华盛顿邮报里反驳。尽管要评出(克罗萨摩的文章)哪些部分最让人无语有点困难,不过他把气候学家(和科学记者)骂作荡妇的行为已经灰常过头了。而他又宣称自己既不是一个支持者又不是一个否定者则是另一个亮点。他的自我矛盾已经非常明显了。 […]

  7. To paraphrase the estimable late Johnny Cochran, “If the shoe fits, you can’t acquit.”

    Prof. Mandia, I hope your regular readers will take the time to read Krauthammer’s full article and not allow your false summary to influence them unduly. The sentence in question is not one Krauthammer best constructions, to be sure. But he did NOT call the President a whore. He said the environmental left’s position is to equate our burning of fossil fuel and our purchasing of F150 trucks as “whoring” (or sinning) against Gaia. He’s saying you alarmists are irrationally foaming up to become a something of a religion, 100% certain of your dogma (alright 98% certain, please excuse the momentary hyperbole), and that you’ve lost your objectivity, with the implication that President Obama’s certainty and commitment is part of this dogma.

    Such a misread on your part makes me think you didn’t comprehend a single thing he wrote. Dr. Krauthammer’s opinion is certainly worthy of some reflection, as are his claims that human understanding of the natural variability and the effects of human CO2 emissions on the Earth’s climate are unsettled. Krauthammer is obviously calling the President’s position on CAGW wrong. I agree with him on that point.

    You wrote this four years ago on Skeptical Science: “Aguments against AGW will go the way of arguments that smoking is not linked to lung cancer. It is taking awhile but the overwhelming evidence will triumph. I just hope that our policymakers do not wait until 2020 to wise up.” With almost half of your prediction’s time period gone, and arguments against AGW, if anything, picking up steam due to 4 additional years with no statistically significant warming, decreasing confidence in ever more incorrect model projections, and the overall decreasing importance of AGW as a political worry, do you think the President is correct in maintaining that the science of impending doom is settled? If so, why are so many people disagreeing with you and him?

    A far more disturbing question for me is, do you agree with the President’s and the environmental left’s new propensity to claim all weather related deaths as a facet of CAGW? I didn’t read the peer reviewed paper that proved this. And the IPCC seems to disagree about that, however grudgingly. And even if you do claim such a linkage, is there really an upward trend in deaths due to tornadoes and hurricanes and such? I thought there has been a marked downward trend in tornadoes and major hurricanes. Does AGW get credit for being correlated with improvements and decreases, or can it only take blame when there are increases in human tragedy?

    Do you not even concede that as atmospheric CO2 rises, plant life in the biosphere of our planet will generally be happier and healthier, need less water, and that as this building block of life increases, humans could benefit from some of that abundance? And that IF we happen to be a little warmer, a wetter and thus better world could result (I’m not claiming utopia, here)? Is there no scenario where you can accept that negative feed-backs arise, like more heat provides more water vapor which makes more clouds that increases the Earth’s albedo? Or that we need to burn less fuel for home heating in warmer winters? Or just that fewer people die in automobile accidents on icy roads or of heart attacks from shoveling snow? I hope you abandon your doom and gloom, and most of your certainty about our collective impending doom, and can once again approach the science of these issues with humility and circumspection. Until then, maybe you are no longer a real scientist and that you are a little more than a political propagandist.

    Mickey Reno

    March 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm


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