Ben Santer "said he is cutting ties with a prestigious government-funded laboratory over its plans to invite a scientist who has spread climate denial to speak in a seminar. ... Santer, who is affiliated with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, sent out an emailed statement viewed by Earther and first published by the Union of Concerned Scientists in protest of a planned LLNL seminar with Steve Koonin, a well-known climate denier whose new book on how climate science is “unsettled” has attracted widespread praise from right-wing media and condemnation from basically everyone else."
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: "Current climate models are programmed to only produce human-caused warming"
"The new Santer et al. study merely shows that the satellite data have indeed detected warming (not saying how much) that the models can currently only explain with increasing CO2 (since they cannot yet reproduce natural climate variability on multi-decadal time scales). That’s all. But we already knew that, didn’t we? So why publish a paper that goes to such great lengths to demonstrate it with an absurdly exaggerated statistic such as 1 in 3.5 million (which corresponds to 99.99997% confidence)? I’ll leave that as a rhetorical question for you to ponder."
'The article is so bad that it might just be the worst piece of reporting I've ever seen in NYT on climate' -- 'The NYT article relies on a very few people from usual small circle of folks...Ben Santer, Jeff Masters, Peter Stott. Not one researcher is cited who actually publishes peer-reviewed work on tornadoes, economic impacts of disasters, or long-term history of US weather extremes. However, somehow Cong. GOP shows up as the bad guys'
Jane Pauley: "Searing heat, massive wildfires, catastrophic flooding. Unequivocal evidence the United Nations says that climate change is real and that human activity is its primary cause. So how bad can it get?” Pauley asked. “According to some scientists, the possibility of worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction isn't out of the question. It's a harsh warning to say the least.”
Jane Pauley features NASA scientist Peter Kalmus who declares "I do want people freaking out." on climate.
Peter had been pleading, begging for people to pay attention to the global emergency. “Is this my personal hell?” he tweeted this past fall. “That I have to spend my entire life desperately trying to convince everyone NOT TO DESTROY THE FUCKING EARTH?”
Bill Gates: This "sets a clear example of what serious climate action looks like."
“As [Gates] revealed to Bloomberg Green, he has quietly lobbied Manchin and other senators, starting before Biden had won the White House, in anticipation of a rare moment in which heavy federal spending might be secured for the clean-energy transition,” Bloomberg said.
Edward Ring: "If left unchecked, this fascistic climate change movement will destroy freedom and prosperity while it destroys the planet it purportedly wants to save. Ideological and Economic Fascism Combined - This is not a frivolous accusation because, in this case, the shoe fits. There are two types of fascism. One is based on ideology and manipulates popular emotions, and the other is based on economics and appeals to elitist greed. The climate crisis movement has found a way to combine both."