Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Charge of the 300

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Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

John Abraham is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul who not only has a deep interest in global warming and its impacts but the chops to write and comment sensibly.

Abraham contributes periodically to a column for the British newspaper, The Guardian. The column is wonderfully titled, "Climate Consensus--the 97%."

Recently Abraham delved into the backgrounds of some of those "300 scientists telling Trump to burn climate."

It turns out, you won't be surprised, that there is one thing about them. They are missing a pre-requisite: necessary and sufficient knowledge of climate change. They write and bloviate without expertise.

Here it is.

Professor Abraham was one of three recipients of the National Center for Science Education Friend of the Planet Award in 2016. The other two are Katherine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University and Dana Nuccitelli, who works for a private environmental firm in California.  They received the award for their contributions to The Guardian column and Skeptical Science, a blog that examines the science and arguments of global warming skeptics.

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