Muller: Only scientists can see climate change

The ever-confused Richard Muller sticks his head up.

California Watch reports in “Poor, minority residents face most health risks with climate change“:

… But climate change skeptics say California’s climate-and-health analysis is misleading and unnecessary.

Richard S. Lindzen, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a prominent climate change skeptic, said the issue is often erroneously conflated with extreme weather or natural disasters.

“In California, if you have extremes of warm or cold weather, it’s not due to global warming; it’s due to which direction the wind is blowing,” Lindzen said. Public health departments are merely “coming along for the ride,” he said. “As far as I can tell, the global warming impact on California health has to be immeasurable at this stage.”

UC Berkeley physics professor Richard Muller, a onetime skeptic who changed his position on climate change after conducting research funded by other skeptics, said that while “there is evidence of climate change that is visible to scientists but not to the everyday person,” the state public health department’s analysis is of limited use.

“It’s certainly true that the poor people of our state are always the most vulnerable to any change whatsoever – you don’t have to do an analysis to figure that out,” he said. “If you want to spend money on the poor, I suspect preparing for climate change is the least effective way to do that. The poor will always need help, and I don’t think it should be spent on something like a fad like climate extremes and predictions that things might get worse”

6 thoughts on “Muller: Only scientists can see climate change”

  1. The reason only climate scientists can “see” warming is because it only exists in their computer programs and only they can read them. (Garbage in, garbage out.)

  2. It seems to me that Muller’s conviction in man-made climate change is weak, at best, using terms like “fad.”

  3. “It is the biggest shoveling of guilt that I have ever heard of.” What, you don’t have a mother-in-law, Tom?

  4. The climate change theocracy is trying to promote a barely detectable phenomenon to the status of a global disaster which we should all feel personally responsible for.
    It is the biggest shoveling of guilt that I have ever heard of.

  5. Wow, I like this Muller fellow.

    He speaks his mind, if he sees data which supports a warming world he says the data supports warming, if he sees hysteria over climate change he calls it hysteria. I have yet to see this guy speak untruths to maintain ideological lines, unlike many high profile scientists.

    I like this guy, even though I disagree with him on many things, he calls it as he sees it. It does not mean what he calls is always correct, he can make mistakes, but this is what scientists are supposed to do. I’d say he’s a credible scientist, I don’t think he confused at all.

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