Being An Expert Means Never Having To Admit You Were Wrong

What is a “global warming expert?” Almost every prediction they have made has been wrong, and even a stopped clock is correct twice a day.

Victoria global warming expert turns his attention to the future -youth

Andrew Weaver apologizes for being late for the interview but explains he was giving a lecture to his daughter’s class at Lambrick Park secondary school in Victoria.

“It may be a provocative statement, but I’ll say it anyways: I’m fed up speaking with the stereotypical angry, retired, grey-haired engineer,” explained the University of Victoria professor and global warming guru.

“They’re stuck in their ways and think everything can be fixed and that this is not a big problem.”

Since 1989 Weaver has been studying climate issues and, more recently, trying to get governments to act decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, largely from burning of fossil fuels. He’s now come to the conclusion that the federal government isn’t interested, and that it’s time to concentrate on Canada’s youth -the next generation of leaders.

“Leadership will have to be grassroots, starting with the consumer and the youth of today,” he said, citing public demand for organic food and fuel-efficient vehicles as two encouraging examples. “I have absolutely given up on Ottawa ever showing any leadership on this.”

Weaver, a research chair in climate modelling and analysis, was a lead author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and, as such, a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

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14 Responses to Being An Expert Means Never Having To Admit You Were Wrong

  1. DERise says:

    It is a dead end trying to preach to somewhat intellegent people who can actually see through the line of bull I am serving, so now I’ll concentrate on young, captive, impressionable minds, already numbed by the constant drum of indroctronation to produce the next generation of mindless protesting eco-drones. Remember buy Green!

    • Jimbo says:

      You can’t reason with someone that doesn’t want to be reasoned with.

      You can’t trust a climate scientist whose very livelihood depends on continued global warming.

      Need I say more? 😉

      • Jimbo says:

        “Leadership will have to be grassroots, starting with the consumer and the youth of today,” he said, citing public demand for organic food and fuel-efficient vehicles as two encouraging examples. “

        The recent food poisoning outbreak appears to have stemmed from using ‘organic’ manure on those ‘organic foods’. This outbreak has killed more people than the Fukishima nuclear accident.

        Weaver, a research chair in climate modelling and analysis, ……….

        Another climate modeller named Dr. Viner from CRU said in 2000 that snowfalls in the UK would soon become a very rare and exciting event. 🙂

        Don’t take these people seriously.
        7 different models, 7 different results.
        http://theresilientearth.com/?q=content/why-climate-models-lie

  2. So his solution is to stop talking to people that might come up with an inconvenient solution, and instead go around spreading despair among the young?

    Is that what the Nobel Peace Prize is about??

  3. suyts says:

    The money quote……“They’re stuck in their ways and think everything can be fixed and that this is not a big problem.”

    Well, if it can’t be fixed, why bother with the “end is nigh” routine?

  4. P.J. says:

    “I have absolutely given up on Ottawa ever showing any leadership on this.”

    I disagree. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had the guts to not sign the Copenhagen treaty, despite intense pressure to sign it. He made an unpopular decision at the time, but look what country has the best economy of the G8 (Canada does).

  5. Wasn’t this guy involved in a lawsuit?

    Is that what computer modelers do? Write programs, sue people and preach to young people?

  6. Paul H says:

    Perhaps he could start with persuading the kids to do without mobile phones, computer games, TV’s, I Pods, new clothes and lifts to school in their mum’s cars.

    • papertiger says:

      Good spot to plug in Vanderleun’s rant of the week.

      I’m addicted to being able to drive into town on my own schedule. I’m addicted to being able to haul home a week’s worth of groceries with two little kids in tow without having to wait for the fucking bus with eighty pounds of filled plastic bags in my hands. (That’s disregarding the fact that I live out in the sticks, and the nearest bus stop is four miles away, which is one hell of a hike with the aforementioned two little kids and week’s worth of groceries.)

      “I don’t give a shit what kind of substance I have to put in the tank of the minivan to feed that particular addiction. I don’t care about oil. If my minivan ran on distilled cow piss, I’d fill up with distilled cow piss. If they ever come up with an electric minivan that goes the speed limit on the Interstate, accelerates to highway speeds in less time than a geologic epoch, and doesn’t need to be recharged every fifty miles with electricity that comes from a coal-powered plant anyway, I’ll gladly buy one of those and deep-six the old combustion engine.

  7. Bruce says:

    “citing public demand for organic food and fuel-efficient vehicles as two encouraging examples.”

    Mmmm. E. Coli. Yumm.

  8. Dave N says:

    “They’re stuck in their ways and think everything can be fixed..”

    I hope he can see the irony in that statement. How exactly is he not stuck in his ways?

  9. Latitude says:

    Adults stopped falling for their bull.
    For a long time they got away with “unprecedented” “catastrophic” and all those other bull words………..

  10. Curt says:

    As a rapidly graying engineer whose becoming increasingly angry about these issues, the good Dr Weaver needs to understand that he needs to convince us if he wants to get the population behind him, because we’re the intermediaries for many, many people.

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