Climate alarmists can’t stop harping on the so-called “consensus” about the causes and consequence of climate change, so much so that they’re using children to shame “deniers.”
Climate Reality Project, a group former vice president Al Gore founded, promoted a video of an eight year-old girl shouting at an opponent, claiming that “97 percent” of scientists agree on climate change. Liberal media also love that misleading 97 percent claim.
That Feb. 16, 2016, post said, “Prepare to be schooled by an eight-year-old. This climate factoid is elementary.” Climate Reality Project also told people to “listen up” because the kids were going to “break down the facts about the scientific consensus.”
In the video, the girl slams her fists on a podium and yells at her mock opponent (a red-headed), “There is no debate! 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real, and caused by PEOPLE!”
The boy served as a prop for Gore’s group to mock Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., who brought a snowball to the Senate floor in 2015. Inhofe held up a snowball during a speech in which he questioned the science supporting climate change.
“Then what’s this?!” the boy retorted holding up a snowball.
“A snowball?!” the girl asked indignantly. “Snow is an effect of weather. Short-term conditions like rainy or snowy. Climate is the long-term average like 30 years. And our earth’s climate, it’s getting warmer. That is a fact!”
At the end of the video, the little girl danced and chanted, “Bam, bam what?!” to celebrate her victory.
Although Gore’s group may have thought the debate over climate change was over, many scientists have disagreed. In 2010, Climate Depot reported that more than 1,000 scientists dissented from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s claims with regard to man-made global warming.
But Gore’s group tried again to shut down dissent, this time using children as pawns.
The studies the 97 percent figures come have flaws, not that Gore or other alarmists will admit it. One 2013 study had such a “fuzzy” definition of consensus that Dr. Judith Curry of Georgia Tech said “leading climate change skeptics are categorizing themselves with the 97%.” Another had “major math errors,” and problematic sampling strategies, according to scientists.