Pat Michaels¹ from the Cato Institute talks with John Stossel about climate change.  Michaels agrees that the climate is changing and that most scientists agree that a portion of the warming can be attributed to man.  However, Michaels says there is NO concensus among scientistst on whether a minor rise in the earth’s temperature would be catastrophic.  The planet has been warmer before.  A one degree temperature rise in the next sixty years is not significant.

Michaels says he has lived through eight environmental appocalypses in his lifetime:  The Population Bomb, Acid Rain, The Ozone Hole, Global Cooling, Global Warming, etc.

Here’s a more comprehensive list of environmental catastrophies we are warned about:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Global Cooling, Ice Age Coming
  3. Depletion of Ozone Layer
  4. Air Polution
  5. Water Polution
  6. Overpopulation
  7. Natural Resoure Depletion
  8. Loss of Biodiversity
  9. Deforestation
  10. Genetic Crop Modifications
  11. Ocean Acidification
  12. Urban Sprawl
  13. Waste Treatment and Disposal
  14. Epidemics, Public Health Issues
  15. Bio-weapons

 Published Jan 2, 2017 – 6:30

 

 

 

 

¹Patrick J. Michaels is the director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. Michaels is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. He was a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for 30 years. Michaels was a contributing author and is a reviewer of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.