VIDEO: Restoring the Sciences: Climate and Weather Extremes

National Association of Scholars

Is the climate apocalypse nigh? The belief that it is has become deeply embedded in the public consciousness, aided by a steady drumbeat of articles in the mainstream media and pronouncements by world leaders. Yet, more than a century of reliable data show that the frequency and severity of heat waves, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires show no long-term warming trend.

This event features Ralph B. Alexander, a physicist and science writer concerned with the abuse of science that swirls around emotive topics like climate change, vaccines, genetically modified organisms and agriculture. His books Science Under Attack: The Age of Unreason and Global Warming: False Alarm, focus on the troubled frontier between science, politics, economics, activism, and religious belief. He is the proprietor of the blog Science Under Attack.


Photo by John Fowler on Unsplash

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