In the fight between Rick Perry and climate scientists — He’s winning

As an AMS member for over 30 years, I am appalled at how politicized it has become. This year will be my last.

Watts Up With That?

From The Hill

By Ross McKitrick, opinion contributor – 07/27/17 07:20 AM EDT 814

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Policy makers and the public need to understand the extent to which major scientific institutions like the American Meteorological Society have become biased and politicized on the climate issue. Convincing them of this becomes much easier when the organizations themselves supply the evidence.

This happened recently in response to a CNBC interview with Energy Secretary Rick Perry. He was asked “Do you believe CO2 [carbon dioxide] is the primary control knob for the temperature of the Earth and for climate?”

It was an ambiguous question that defies a simple yes or no answer. Perry thought for moment then said, “No, most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment we live in.” He then went on to acknowledge the climate is changing and CO2 is having…

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