Reply To: Sceptics on global warming a baby-boomer, yuppie thing etc


Letter on a US news site includes:

… most of the anti-warming folks you see on TV have their degrees in health or environmental policy, as opposed to being research scientists.

Then they treat the various speakers’ opinions equally despite the fact that they don’t have equal resumes. How ironic from the network that decries celebrity pundits for their lack of subject-matter expertise.

The problem with the “Earth is fine” folks is that they give this issue scientific latitude that they would not give any other topic.

If you were suffering from angina and you saw a team of 10 doctors, nine of whom were heart specialists who told you that you needed a heart operation immediately or you might die, and one chiropractor who told you that it was unnecessary and you were just suffering from gas, you would go with the opinion of the nine heart specialists.

Warming pooh-poohers aren’t academically hot