On Climate Science Should We Believe A College Dropout Who Has Nothing More Than A High School Degree?

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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.

 

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13 responses to “On Climate Science Should We Believe A College Dropout Who Has Nothing More Than A High School Degree?”

  1. Kurt in Switzerland

    Good point, Pierre.

    What sane person would trust a group of doctors from a recently-invented branch of medicine, pushing a wonder drug which had miserably failed clinical trials time after time?

    Clooney also said, “What’s the worst that could happen? We’d clean up the earth a little bit…?”

    This implies that he might think that “Climate Mitigation” efforts (such as drastically reducing CO2 emissions) might just not have the desired effect, after all.

    Perhaps someone needs to point out to him exactly what the billions of Euros in subsidies to sustainable energy in Germany have accomplished.

    Kurt in Switzerland

  2. DirkH

    UN trots out the tinseltown millionaires.
    Angelina Jolie is member of the CFR.
    Don’t know whether actors in general love to be around unelected rulers or whether the tinseltown millionaires have been selected accordingly.

    1. Bernd Felsche

      I’m guessing the latter. Empty vessels have the broadest potential for resonance.

  3. gary turner

    Arguing that we should not listen to Clooney because he lacks certain credentials is as silly as the warmists using the same argument regarding the skeptics. Argue that Clooney is gormles if you will, and he is, but his acadenic degrees, or lack of, are not pertinent. Would you argue that Freeman Dyson is unqualified to speak on quantum physics as he only(?) has a Bachelor of Arts degree? I thought not. 😉

    g

    1. JetFuelJumper

      Agreed Gary Turner and excellent point. Ad Hominem attacks are a fallacy.

      More important to point out that Clooney’s “what have we got to lose” is ill-informed. Curtailing prosperity in the name of “climate change” for the world will kill millions of people and create havoc and misery throughout the world.

      Also more important is the continued use of the “99%” mantra which has been proven false. Maybe Clooney needs to understand how much lower the percentage of that “consensus” really is.

    2. DirkH

      Arguing that one should not trust Clooney because his profession is standing in front of a camera while lying is perfectly logical in my opinion.

      How do you tell whether Clooney is working or telling his real opinion?

  4. Jimbo

    Dr. George Loony probably thinks that co2 is the most important greenhouse gas. 🙂

    IPCC – Climate Change 2007: Working Group I
    Water vapour is the most important greenhouse gas, and carbon dioxide (CO2) is the second-most important one. “

    Yet they call sceptics stupid. The real stupidity is among the Warmists.

  5. BobW in NC

    It is directed to “Obamacare”, but it absolutely applies to Mr. Clooney and his ilk: Here is what Fox News had to say about the hypocrisy of Democrats:

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/12/03/stunning-hypocrisy-from-democrats-in-wake-obamacare-broken-promises/

    No surprises…

  6. John Bluespoons

    The best way to answer Clooney is with 3 questions (that shows him, and everyone else, that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about):

    “What exactly do the 99% say Mr. Clooney?”

    “Who told you, or how do you know, that 99% say such a thing?”

    “Are the 99% saying that human-induced climate change is dangerous or catastrophic?”

  7. DirkH

    An armada of propeller parts is heading northwards on the B45 I hear, probably for the propellerisation of Rhineland-Palatinate, a land ruled by Greens and Socialists.
    Now, the Green environment minister of RP experiences a certain backlash, as she topples century old rules that any destroyed forest must be reforested, citing the need to become 100% renewable energy in 2030; yes, that what she plans, according to this article:
    http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/windraeder-statt-aufforstung-sturm-im-pfaelzer-wald-12693415.html
    Rhineland Palatinate has lots of hills and all these propellers will have to be mounted on forested hilltops.
    Not even wind-rich Lower Saxony has plans as crazy as that.

  8. Ulrich Elkmann

    “…yes, that’s what she plans…”

    It was necessary to destroy the forests, the whales, the earth … in orer to ave them.

  9. Billy

    Clooney’s statement is entirely based on rhetoric. Clearly he has no awareness of any scientific facts or analysis. A rhetorical response is appropriate. He is not due any respect for his scientific effort, there is none. Credentials are not the issue. If he had studied the matter it would show.

  10. thebiggreenlie

    These “actor clowns” couldn’t even make a full sentence up without “cue cards” in front of them………the U.N. loves these hired guns!
    They are dumb as a bag of hair and able to say whatever is put in front of them……………oh, and the money they make isn’t all that bad either!!!!

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