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The Fake Climate Consensus

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Posted By: FlyRight, 8/10/2023 6:25:34 AM

We are told climate change is a crisis, and that there is an "overwhelming scientific consensus." "It's a manufactured consensus," says climate scientist Judith Curry in my new video. She says scientists have an incentive to exaggerate risk to pursue "fame and fortune."She knows about that because she once spread alarm about climate change. Media loved her when she published a study that seemed to show a dramatic increase in hurricane intensity. "We found that the percent of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes had doubled," says Curry. "This was picked up by the media," and then climate alarmists realized, "Oh, here is the way to do it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rytwng 8/10/2023 6:45:14 AM (No. 1531530)
Climate changes every day. Always has.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/10/2023 7:10:22 AM (No. 1531544)
There isn't even a consensus that the increase in carbon dioxide is caused by the use of oil and coal. Additionally, there is no reason to believe that an increase in temperature is detrimental. Consensus (group think) does not equal science.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: philsner 8/10/2023 8:00:03 AM (No. 1531573)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: greyseal 8/10/2023 8:09:43 AM (No. 1531588)
Judith Curry has seen firsthand how the climate alarmists and grifters work - she's been canceled such that she had to become self-employed. She says she makes less money than she did as a professor but no longer feels conflicted about what constitutes the truth about the weather. Here in NC, I think we're still dealing with the weather effects from the Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption from early last year where 40 *trillion* gallons of seawater were blown into the upper atmosphere. This year, we've had torrential rains with multiple flash flood warnings, and the summer is coming to a close as one of the mildest we've had in recent memory with temps just barely hitting the 90s. Of course, you can't count on the various "official" weather entities to give us the real scoop on what's going on - they're too busy trying to scare us...! greyseal
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Reply 5 - Posted by: cor-vet 8/10/2023 8:48:26 AM (No. 1531615)
Living in the deep south, frequently inthe path of Gulf of Mexico hurricanes, we used to rely on the 'Weather Channel' during hurricane threats. Not so much anymore, since they've been pushing the 'climate change' BS. Our locals, out of New Orleans, do a better job. They're liberal, but at least the weather is straight up!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Encore 8/10/2023 9:02:06 AM (No. 1531624)
I’ve found the Weather Channel is about as useless as CNN. Half don’t know what they’re talking about and the other half is making things up. Entertainment programming.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: walcb 8/10/2023 9:11:20 AM (No. 1531629)
Wow, a climate alarmist who actually does scientific investigation.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: greyseal 8/10/2023 10:40:14 AM (No. 1531704)
Please forgive the 2nd post, but it's raining here again with a half inch of rain so far, and the current temperature is 70 degrees - for the 10th of August in central NC. We've had ~2.5 inches since the first of the month. When I moved here 35 years ago, the most common forecast for this time of year was drought with brown lawns the norm. We didn't see this kind of rain until September, and only then when there was a tropical storm or hurricane (also strangely absent for the last decade or so). The point is, it's called weather, and it's always changing. When you have a global event like the Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption, it will have an impact. But they can't honestly report that - they'd rather scream "Climate change - we're all gonna die...!!" greyseal
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Reply 9 - Posted by: moebellini3 8/10/2023 11:06:25 AM (No. 1531721)
Facts is there is no overwhelming scientific consensus on climate. If there ever was a debate about what the real scientific consensus is, democrats would be exposed for what they are. Liars and cheats. That's why they will never debate a real climate scientist. To democrats it's not science, it's a religious cult.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/10/2023 11:38:30 AM (No. 1531755)
Consensus is a group of self entitled Idiots agreeing on something that isn't true!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/10/2023 12:25:45 PM (No. 1531815)
First, they should produce the formulas and computer models that they're using to come to their conclusions (more like hypothesis). Second, none of their "solutions" are about climate change, they are all about reducing pollution, but pollution doesn't get people as excited. Especially when the United States has some of the cleanest air and water already. Third, why isn't India, China, Russia and many other countries as concerned as the people in Europe, Canada and U.S.? Are they stupid? Just don't understand what's happening? Or, do they know what's happening and not that stupid to follow the same expensive schemes?
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