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Climate Science Special Report: All Politics, No Science (Guest: Jay Lehr)

March 14, 2018

In late 2017, the government released a Climate Science Special Report written by Obama administration holdovers that eschewed science to hype unfounded fears of human caused climate change.

Jay Lehr, science director at The Heartland Institute, assembled a team of climate scientists and meteorologists to analyze the 2017 Climate Science Special Report. The task force found the special reports ignored all uncertainties in climate science, any factor other than human emitted greenhouse gases -- for instance the sun, clouds , large scale oceanic patterns -- that impact climate, the benefits of carbon dioxide, and the fact that over the recent century and a half of warming, weather extremes have declined or stabilized rather than increase. Instead of presenting real evidence, the special report pushes the false narrative that human carbon dioxide emissions are causing an increase in extreme weather such as hurricanes, droughts, tornadoes, and floods. It is all politics, no science.
Jay Lehr, Ph.D. is the science director at The Heartland Institute.
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.