I have an idea that might help solve the global warming crisis.
All of the top scientific organizations in the world should band together, take up a collection, and hire Bill Nye the Science Guy as their spokesperson.
Perhaps he can do for the NAS what Charlton Heston did for the NRA?
Honestly, who could possibly not trust the Science Guy?
Believe it or not, there actually is one such person and his name is Patrick Michaels, one of the more infamous global warming deniers. He’s a member of the Cato Institute, so chances are he’s representing their best interests, similar to the way an attorney represents a client.
In the global warming/climate change case, think of public opinion as the jury, the world’s worst polluters as the defendant, and Patrick Michaels as one of their many lawyers. His job is to cloud the issue, muddy the waters, and create doubt in the minds of the public.
Whatever the case, the man is a buffoon.
Are we honestly expected to believe that Patrick Michaels is right while 97% of the scientific experts who specialize in the field are wrong?
Judge for yourself:
Bill Nye and Patrick Michaels go head to head on CNN:
The most significant revelation to come from all those hacked emails is that we now know that the most published and peer-reviewed climate change specialists in the world think that Michaels is an idiot.
Just about every scientific organization in the world other than a few oil and coal related geology groups are in agreement about the science.
There have been plenty of surveys conducted to evaluate the scientific opinion on global warming. Here are a few links to some of the more recent ones:
The most recent poll was done by Peter Doran and Maggie Kendall Zimmerman at Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.
A summary from the survey states that:
It seems that the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes.