A simple question of how is it wrong becomes such a tough unanswered one except that “we concur with 97 % of scientists [who]concur that there is global warming.” That’s what we got from the Sierra Club president. They have no answers for what they call “the pause”. Sounds more like an episode from Rod Sterling.
Ted Cruz Exposes The Deception Global Warmists Have Been Peddling
Justin Koski October 8, 2015
Ted Cruz questioned Sierra Club President Aaron Mair, and his assertions that the Earth is warming, despite satellite data showing otherwise.
Cruz: Is it correct, that the satellite data over the last 18 years demonstrate no significant warming?
Cruz: How is it incorrect?
Mair couldn’t answer the question. He instead needed a sidebar with a colleague to formulate a cop-out answer.
I do find it highly interesting that the president of the Sierra Club, when asked what the satellite data demonstrate about warming, uhm, apparently is relying on staff.
Cruz then pressed Mair on the phenomenon known as “the pause.”
Cruz: Global warming alarmists call that “the pause” because the computer models say there should be dramatic warming and yet the actual satellites taking the measurement don’t show any significant warming.
Mair: But senator, 97 percent of the scientists concur and agree that there is global warming.
Cruz: Your response is quite striking. I asked about the science and the evidence – the actual data. We have satellites. They’re measuring temperature. That should be relevant. And your answer was, “Pay no attention to your lying eyes and the numbers the satellites show. Instead, listen to the scientists who are receiving massive grants who tell us do not debate the science.”
Mair then uttered what was interpreted as the Club’s official position.
Our planet is cooking up and heating and warming.
For the remainder of the questioning, Mair blindly repeated his talking point, refusing to retract the position when confronted with the damning evidence.
Mair: I’m saying I concur with 97 percent. We concur with the 97 percent scientific consensus with regards to global warming.
Cruz: But, but, but sir, would you, would you answer the question?
Mair: We are concurring with the 97 percent of the scientists. We concur with 97 percent.
Cruz: So does that mean you’re not willing to answer the question?
Mair: We concur with the preponderance of the evidence. But I concur with the 97 percent of scientists who concur that global warming is a fact.
Cruz: That undermines the credibility of any organization if you will persist in a political position regardless of what the science shows, regardless of the facts, regardless of the evidence and regardless of the data. That is not consistent, I would suggest, with sound public policy.
They sound like they concur with the 97 percent of scientists they pay to support their own position. Are we supposed to just trust them?
Article at: http://www.westernjournalism.com/ted-cruz-exposes-the-deception-global-warmists-have-been-peddling/
Isn’t that like pleading the 5th amendment to every question asked? So: ‘we agree with those that agree with those that agree and pay us.’ What’s the problem with that?