Who are we?

The Global Climate Facts Team – Who we are.

We are 3 friends who have known each other since Junior High School.  We grew up in Miami – the epicenter for hurricane alley.

Call us geeks but we all had weather radios.

Politically, we all tend to lean left – some more than others.

David:

I have always been fascinated with weather.

The main reason I became a Global Warming skeptic during the 90’s was I remember watching the episode of In Search Of … The Coming Ice Age & I was actually scared.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me! Once all the GW talk started I immediately was skeptical since the ice age never happened so why should I believe in Global Warming. It’s all cycle’s folks!

Gene:

Skepticism is my nature.  Some may call my cynical.  No matter what the issue is, I have always found that I must research for myself and reach my own conclusion.  How else can a mostly progressive person come up on the skeptic side of the Global Warming debate?

Another area of frustration is when I hear all debate is complete – the research is in.  What exactly does this mean?  Any scientist worth their weight never shuts the door on facts.

Then you have the people who are condescending, insult and demean those of different opinion.  These people are close-minded and will be on the wrong side of nearly every issue.

If you want to know where I stand on an issue – look for the side doing the name calling, yelling that debate is done and refusing to listen to opposing perspectives.  I will be on the other side.

Typically rational, intelligent people call me flat-earther, denier and a shill for the oil companies.  Actually, I am none of those things.  I am a Floridian who has lived in South Florida since 1973 and seen cold mornings at the school bus stop in the mid 1970’s and hurricane seasons of varying degrees and scorching summer days in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Thanks to my friends on this site, I had a weather radio when I was in junior and high school.  I study patterns in hurricane seasons and definitely see a cyclical pattern which seems to be tied to the warming and cooling trends.

Dave:

Even before I got into music, I was into the weather.  In my first term in college, I took Environment and Meteorology.

It’s safe to say that I’m still on the fence and not truly a skeptic – but then again I was the most concerned of the group.  Even though the evidence is there to support the skeptic point of view, I still have a tough time getting past the media blitz behind the warming movement.

 

6 responses to “Who are we?

  1. Colin Ward

    Hi, I enjoyed reading your blog. Can you clarify your position for me. Are you saying there is no evidence that there is climate change? Or that there is no evidence increased CO2 emissions have caused climate change? Or are you saying that the evidence is not conclusive either way? And I am slightly confused as to why there should be such a consensus within the scientific community on the data. How do explain that? Is it a conspiracy? I had believed it was a very simple argument; industrialisation has resulted in significant increases in CO2 emissions since the 19th century > higher CO2 levels in the upper atmosphere hold in more of the suns energy > global temperatures rise melting the ice caps > more carbon is released creating a dangerous spiral. Where does that argument break down? Thanks.

  2. Colin Ward

    Also, could you take a look at this for me and point out the inaccuracies for me? Someone keeps using these facts in arguments and it would be interesting to know if they are true. thanks

  3. Colin Ward

    Also, could you take a look at this for me and point out the inaccuracies for me? Someone keeps using these facts in arguments and it would be interesting to know if they are true. thanks

    • Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

    • The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century’s last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850….

    • Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting—for example, Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later.

  4. David Schlossberg

    The consensus is only in the minds of the alarmists. Science is never settled! There were always skeptics on this issue & never a “real” consensus. Correlation is not the same as causation. Carbon dioxide is a nutrient not a pollutent & the human component is such a tiny fraction of the atmosphere to make a detectable difference. The oceans & sun are responsible for climate cycles for the past & future.

  5. oliolioli

    Interesting that three friends from high school know more about climatology than thousands of independent scientists who do the actual research (that you misrepresent).

    Well done. Good to know the voice of reason is out there. Like, really…out there.

    • gws2008

      Olio – Nice job responding with facts. That is the problem with the alarmists perspective. Your voice of reason cherry picks the facts, ‘tricks’ the data and insults anyone who disagrees.

      Who are these ‘independent scientists’ you refer to? They’re tied to millions of dollars of research grants that keep them gainfully employed.