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So, why would Dr. Sachs, who has no background in meteorology or climatology, write this article which is, at best, misleading about the current state of the climate?
This is something we have discussed many times on the blog (here, here, here and here, or example): There is no institutional incentive to disprove global warming.
institution is one of those that can only exist while the global warming gravy train keeps running. As previously discussed, global warming is a $165 Billion (yes, billion) business. Big Climate is genuinely Big.
Add the fact there is little accountability for scientific rigor from these thousands of universities, institutions, labs, and researchers. So, they are incentivized to paint a picture of climate far worse than the one that actually exists and there is no one that counts that will stop them. In fact, the worse they make it seem, the more likely the National Science Foundation will send more dollars their way and Congress will send more dollars to the NSF.
So, the next time you hear about 'deniers' supposedly among the
|From a comment on Dr. Sachs' story|
Which side is really the 'special interest'?