Evidence won’t change the minds of climate change deniers.
Instead he offered maybe it’s ‘the ocean waters and this environment that we live in’.
(Umm – what?)
This is pure hogwash and the largest professional organization for atmospheric science said as much.
In a letter to Perry – Keith Seitter – the executive director of the American Meteorological Society – said that while it’s OK to be skeptical — that’s the heart of the scientific method — ‘skepticism that fails to account for evidence is no virtue’.
His letter concluded that if Perry does not understand the drivers of climate change ‘it is impossible to discuss potential policy changes in a meaningful way’.
That’s where Seitter’s letter went wrong.
There’s just no reasoning with Perry’s kind of denial.
After watching spats like this for more than a decade now I’ve come to the realization that there is no graph – no chart – no international consensus statement – no engraved stone tablet lowered from heaven that could to convince someone who — by choice — refuses to believe a fact.
It doesn’t matter to them how confident the scientific community is.
And we’ve reached the point where debating denial is a waste of time.
The need to fight climate change is just too urgent to wait for everyone to get on board.