Fox News contributor and resident Romulan Charles Krauthammer isn’t impressed by science.
According to him, believing in climate change is just like believing in rain dancing. Also, the weatherman gets it wrong sometimes.
“It’s always a result of what is ultimately what we’re talking about here, human sin with pollution of carbon,” Krauthammer said. “It’s the oldest superstition around. It was in the Old Testament, it’s in the rain dance of Native Americans — if you sin, the skies will not cooperate.”
“Ninety-nine percent of physicists were convinced that space and time are fixed, until Einstein working in a patent office wrote a paper in which he showed that they are not,” he said. “I’m not impressed by numbers, I’m not impressed by consensus.”
“These are things that people negotiate the way that you would negotiate a bill, because the science is unstable,” he added. “Because in the case of climate, the models are changeable and because climate is so complicated, the idea that we who have trouble forecasting what’s going to happen on Saturday in the climate could pretend to be predicting what could happen in 30, 40 years is absurd.”
A forecast for the weather on Saturday is not the same thing as a modeling trends in climate change.
Climatologists do not point toward the year 2040 and say there’s going to be a devastating hurricane that year. What they say is current trends suggest storms during that time period could be stronger because of global warming.
But who am I kidding? Attempting to explain the difference between weather and climate to a guy who thinks believing in climate change is equivalent to believing in rain dancing is obviously futile.
The great thing about science is it’s true whether Charles Krauthammer believes it or not.