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My New Best Friend, Steve Koonin! April 21, 2017 1:00 PM | Tagged as Koonin
In several posts on this blog, The Biz Bucks Guy has been advocating for years to have a true debate about climate science or the lack of it. Finally, someone with street chops on this matter is advocating the same thing. Mr. Koonin is a physicist and former undersecretary of energy during President Obama’s first term. He knows firsthand the government suppression of facts confounding climate alarmism.
For example, only older climate scientists are free to express opinions that are contrary to the orthodoxy of our government because they are no longer beholden to the money spigot from Washington. Younger scientists must promote the ideology or lose funding. Everybody knows this conspiracy exists. Everybody knows it is not about science anymore, it’s politics.
In the two videos cited above, Koonin throws both NASA and NOAA under the bus. Their data cannot be trusted. Insert how the 16-year hiatus of warming went away recently when NOAA changed their calculations of warming to include highly suspect cruise-ship water intake temperatures, replacing the more accurate and traditional satellite data. Poof! No more hiatus.
In the article cited, Koonin suggests a Red Team/Blue Team project. A Red Team will consist of credentialed scholars who suggest the hysteria surrounding climate is unfounded. A Blue Team of scholars will represent the opposite view.
The process goes as follows: The Blue Team would propose a government study on climate that clearly supports the hysteria, such as the US National Climate Assessment or the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Red Team would provide a corresponding retort to the study. The Blue Team would respond in kind and iterations would proceed until diminishing returns are achieved. Each side’s input would be transparent. All could read the progress of the debate.
The results would be clear to everyone. Policy makers would have solid direction for debating legislation.
And the media might even be truthful for a change. What a concept!
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