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A climate scientist fights ignorance

By BEN SANTER The Washington Post

This article was published July 16, 2017 at 1:54 a.m.

I've been a mountaineer for most of my life. Mountains are in my blood. In my early 20s, while climbing in France, I fell in a crevasse on the Milieu Glacier at the start of the normal route on the Aiguille d'Argentiere. Remarkably, I was unhurt. From the grip of the banded ice, I saw a thin slit of blue sky 120 feet above me. The math was simple: Climb 120 feet. If I reached that slit of blue sky, I would live. If I didn't, I'd freeze to death in the cold and dark.

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djigoo says... July 16, 2017 at 9:41 a.m.

Climate deniers have the blood of future generations on their hands.

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REV2018 says... July 16, 2017 at 10:39 a.m.

Since climate deniers believe ignorance is a virtue and science is a myth, I believe forming a club might be in order:
"THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY".

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... July 16, 2017 at 9:07 p.m.

"I've been a mountaineer for most of my life." The you have been in thin air to long.

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djigoo says... July 16, 2017 at 9:20 p.m.

There's some of that ignorance he wrote about.

"To long."

Sad.

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carpenterretired says... July 16, 2017 at 10:07 p.m.

Well the flat earth people rejected the theory that the earth was round (Bible says earth has four corners and edges and any conservative can look at the sky and tell that the sun revolves around the earth ) and declared that science of round earth was false (last public school teacher fired for teaching round earth as fact was in Kentucky in 1926).

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RBear says... July 17, 2017 at 7:33 a.m.

Ha ha @ DDDKA. You made a funny. But seriously, some interesting points in this column. It is frustrating for those who have done the research only to be stifled by business interests who haven't done any research and are more focused on chasing the almighty dollar at the expense of environmental concerns. We are at a point where increased knowledge of this subject is critical. It will take time to turn back decades of abuse and destruction, but things are slowly changing.

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3WorldState1 says... July 17, 2017 at 8:35 a.m.

Always wondered why the right, which despises their gov so much, would believe paid-for bureaucrats before they would believe the scientific community. Really just shows what "state run" (Fox News) media can do to a population. The reason why Putin has 90% approval rating yet his economy has been tanking for years.

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Whippersnapper says... July 17, 2017 at 9:37 a.m.

The Climate Scientists only have jobs if there is a problem, and hence have a vested interest in claiming there is a problem. The IPCC (the UN top level climate science folks) admitted in their most recent science report that they overestimated the effects of human activity, underestimated the effects of natural variability, and that as a result their models were unable to match observations for the entire period of time they had been predicting warming.
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Their solution? They have now gone through and modified HISTORICAL data sets to make it look like the warming is worse.

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ARMNAR says... July 17, 2017 at 10:31 a.m.

Citation for your assertion from a reliable source, Whipper?

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3WorldState1 says... July 17, 2017 at 1:04 p.m.

Whipper is absolutely incorrect. Especially about "they only have jobs if there is a problem". That's a completely ridiculous statement. Can't believe he even proposed it.
Whipper was already proven incorrect during his last attempt to discredit climate scientists. I remember because it was I that pulled that information. From the very papers he said proved otherwise.

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