NPR – Ignorant Americans Believe That The Sun Controls The Earth’s Weather

Americans Fail The Climate Quiz

Mr. LEISEROWITZ: Well, many think either that it’s natural, so therefore it’s due to things like the sun or volcanoes, or it’s just part of the natural cycles of the climate system.

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/03/131785444/Americans-Fail-The-Climate-Quiz

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15 Responses to NPR – Ignorant Americans Believe That The Sun Controls The Earth’s Weather

  1. For those in other countries who don’t know, NPR is biased left. They have very low ratings on tv and radio.

    • Mike Davis says:

      They are publicly funded, what else could they be? Their primary funding source is donations from foundations.

      • stevecrouch says:

        Hey Mark

        This “foundations” thing you mention in passing?

        Surely you can’t be alluding to the sub assembly usually made of concrete and steel which supports and strengthens a construction, dwelling or successful theory.

        I’ll bet most of the answers which were palateable, acceptable or straight up PC to the mavens at NPR were recorded in crayon; mainly cos all the sharp things had been taken away

      • It’s always hard to find them on the radio. They’re at the end of the dial.

      • mainly cos all the sharp things had been taken away

        All Things Considered, you’re probably right since it sounds like they are half asleep during the shows. You wouldn’t want them nodding off into a pen or something….like the Joker pencil trick:

  2. GregO says:

    NPR is a news outlet it is best to ignore. Their journalists are sub-par and their orientation in hard-left neo-marxist.

  3. Paul H says:

    Is it not funded by Soros?

  4. Lazarus says:

    Another misleading headline. Regardless of whether NPR is left, right up or down, it is simply reporting a study from Yale. So it isn’t saying ‘Ignorant Americans Believe That The Sun Controls The Earth’s Weather’.

    And the study isn’t claiming that either. The cherry picked quote is referring to people who think that current climate change – not the weather – is caused by natural cycles like that of the sun. There is enough research to show that currently the sun is exerting little on our climate to account for the change.

    • suyts says:

      I dunno Laz. It seems they (American climate scientists) may have not been forthcoming about what they know or don’t know in regards to the Sun driving our climate. At least LASP and GISS seem to think there are more answers to be gained. http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/2010/11/29/collaborative-lasp-goddard-sun-climate-research-center-announced/

      It seems their certainty was overstated. From the article, Pilewskie said, “The exciting thing about this collaboration is that we believe it will promote studies to help answer a key question about the climate system: how does Earth’s atmosphere respond to the sun’s variability, and how does that affect climate? This question is particularly important now, as we seek to quantify the human-induced impact on Earth’s climate.”

      Turns out, they don’t know after all.

      • Lazarus says:

        The research shows that the sun has had very little variability recently so cannot have had such an affect on temps as we have seen.

        More research is a good thing but it is unwise to hope it will overturn all the evidence so far – in all likelihood it will support it.

      • suyts says:

        Laz, I don’t ‘hope’ the research will overturn anything. I hope it will lead climate scientists back to reality. They don’t know what they don’t know. Usually that’s ok, until someone asserts that they know enough about a subject to make definitive claims. It always amazes me when people discuss the earth getting warmer and their eyes never move to look at the sun. It is our primary source of heat.

        You’re right, with our measurements, we can state the sun has been pretty quiet. But that assumes we know the different variants of the sun’s output and the earth’s reception of the various outputs.

      • Lazarus says:

        No one is denying that the sun is our primary source of heat. And no one with a basic school boy level of physics denies that the temperature that earth becomes, largely depends on the so called greenhouse effect and the levels of the gasses that cause that effect.

    • Justa Joe says:

      What change?

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