The fact-free zone
We once had an encounter with a lady, a naturalist or something like that, who makes her living taking photos and identifying and classifying plants and animals. She was on our property for a couple of hours, and at one point mentioned how windmills are helping us in the Climate Change crisis. I could not let it go, and said that windmills were, in my view, medieval technology, harmful to wildlife, and unable to supply our energy needs. She mentioned then how it was a hard choice, but a choice that had to be made. I left to get her some statistics on the greening effect of CO2 in the atmosphere, and while I was gone, she told my wife that I had no idea how hard she studies these issues. On my return I told her I would forward the data via email.
She continued her hard line, saying that Siberia was being devastated by Climate Change. She is fact-free, knows nothing about Siberia, and does not study these matters. Otherwise, evidence would force her to change her mind.
In the video beneath the fold, Kevin Walling is challenged, point blank, to supply hard data regarding hurricanes and deaths, along with any other issue related to Climate Change. He does nothing of the sort, instead citing “common sense” and that “the public believes.” Marc Morano sets him straight, not that Walling can hear. I love the moderator’s closing words to Walling about science … “Try it sometime.” It’s a short clip, enjoyable. Walling cannot disguise his contempt in his facial expression.