Hollywood actor George Clooney recently told reporters:
“If you have 99 percent of doctors who tell you ‘you are sick’ and 1 percent that says ‘you’re fine,’ you probably want to hang out with, check it up with the 99. You know what I mean? The idea that we ignore that we are in some way involved in climate change is ridiculous. What’s the worst thing that happens? We clean up the earth a little bit?”
That’s the wrong question. The question Clooney needs to ask is:
If on one hand you have 99 quacks wearing lab coats pretending to be doctors and armed with phony charts, fudged data and scare stories, all of whom on the payroll of the pharmaceutical industry, asking you to pay $10,000 a year for a little snake oil or else you’ll die – and on the other hand you have a dozen of the most renowned doctors, among them Lindzen, Christy and Spence, saying the way you feel is normal and all part of life and it isn’t necessary to pay 10,000 a year, who are you going to listen to?
George Clooney is a Hollywood actor who parrots lines and only repeats things that have been written down for him. His highest educational achievement is nothing more than a high school diploma. Listening to Clooney on climate science would be as reckless as listening to John Wayne Gacey on responsible parenting.
Don’t expect Clooney to look at the data himself. He wouldn’t know where to begin.