Thomas Friedman, is he deceitful or an airhead?
The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman compared skeptics on global warming with Trotsky communists on a Sunday News Show:
“Let me put this in personal terms. Your son or daughter has a disease. And you go to 100 doctors. 97 out of a hundred say, “This is a cause and this is a cure,” and three percent say, “This is a cause and this is a cure.” It’s like 97% of experts say this. 3% say that. And, conservatives say, “I’m going to go with the 3%.” That’s not conservative. That’s Trotskyite-radical…”
Not content with insulting people using an erroneous percentage, he invented a Syrian global warming event, blaming the revolution on the weather instead of Assad’s violence and brutality:
He doesn’t like the term “global warming” and “much prefers the term global weirding, okay, cause that’s what actually happens, the hots get hotter, the wets get wetter, the drys get dryer, and the more violent storms….are likely to get more severe…and that’s what we saw in Syria…We saw a four-year drought in Syria’s mondern history that proceeded the revolution there. That produced a million refugees that basically led a predicate for that revolution.”
via Truth Revolt
Friedman claimed that skeptics are in the bottom 3% of people who believe there are questions about the global warming science but that is not fact at all. The figure came from one survey that had been doctored.
According to Forbes, “the authors’ [of the survey] claims of a 97-pecent consensus relied on the authors misclassifying the papers of some of the world’s most prominent global warming skeptics. At the same time, the authors deliberately presented a meaningless survey question so they could twist the responses to fit their own preconceived global warming alarmism.”
Most do believe man caused global warming, what divides people is to what degree man is causing it and to what degree man can change it.