College Prof Refuses To Back Up His Claim That ’98 Percent’ Of Scientists Believe In Global Warming

Fox News host Tucker Carlson stumped a California college professor, who claimed that “98 percent” of the world’s scientists believe in global warming, when he asked the academic how he reached his number.

California State University, Sacramento, professor Joseph Palermo went on Carlson’s show to defend a Huffington Post op-ed where he argued that Trump’s administration shouldn’t be allowed to use Twitter since they believed “the science of global warming is bogus.”

Palermo said some of his remarks were taken out of context, but Carlson pressed him on the claim he made during the interview Wednesday night — that 98 percent of scientists believe in the science behind extreme climate change scenarios.

“How do you know that? Are you a scientist or have you polled other scientists? Where’d you get that figure?” Carlson asked Palermo.

Palermo couldn’t answer the question.

“That wasn’t what the blog was about,” Palermo said. “I was accused of advocating censorship … .”

“How do you know that 98 percent of the world’s scientists believe what you believe?” Carlson pressed.

“Are you a climate change denier or skeptic,” Palermo countered. “Is that where you’re at?” he jibbed.

Palermo is likely referring to the oft-touted “97 percent” consensus that human-emitted greenhouse gases can cause global warming, taken from a 2013 study by Australian researcher John Cook.

Cook’s study has been thoroughly debunked by experts who found the actual “consensus” is scarcely 0.3 percent.

A survey of 4,000 meteorologists and other climate experts who are members of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) found about one-third of them don’t agree with the so-called global warming “consensus” that humans are the cause of the most recent observed warming.

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    JayPee

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    Oh my
    Why won’t he backup his claim ?

    Is it because he cannot back it up because he is a

    PHONY AND A LIAR ??!?!!!

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    Amber

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    Well good on Tucker Carlson for challenging the oft repeated lie about 98% .
    over 30.000 scientists (over 9000 PHD ‘s) signed the Oregon Petition that the extreme green try to dismiss.
    It didn’t take long before Tucker got this guy to start ranting .
    Climate changes Duh . It’s gets warmer when you exit an ice age as we have been doing . Humans impact everything and the effect on climate from our contribution of CO2 is negligible . CO2 is plant food and the earth doesn’t have a fever .
    This guy looks like a mini Mann clone and the quick denier insult tells us he is full of crap .

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      Squidly

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      Jeff,

      Oh puhleeez… And Benghazi was triggered by a YouTube video. And if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. And if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. And Saddam has WMD’s. And the Ozone hole is caused by your hairspray. And El Nino is caused by “global warming”. And unicorns are abundant in Atlantis.

      Talk about fools. You should be careful where you point that finger, and remember;

      A fool and his money are soon parted – P.T. Barnum.

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      GUY MOOSBURGER

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      There is no evidence that CO2 is warming the earth. You cannot determine between natural warming and man-made co2 warming. Its impossible because there is no instrument or experiment that can measure the differences between direct sunlight and infrared loses or gains. But if it helps you should read a book ‘The Whole Story of Climate’, by E. Kirsten Peters. If you have any doubts after that I’ll eat my shorts.

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    Amber

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    Jeff
    The basis on which alarmist claims rest are failed climate models that grossly overstate warming compared to actual observation . Natural variables that are the dominant factors influencing climate are not even fully understood so a trace gas CO2
    representing a fraction of 1 % of the atmosphere is not the earths thermostat although we have some impact . Everyone agrees climate changes . It’s either trending warmer or colder with lots of variability along the way . Fortunately it has been warming and it has been warmer before with no effect from humans .
    If people want to worry about warming go ahead just don’t expect the rest of us to join your religion . Governments with no debt limits don’t have to make decisions about scarce resources . If they did the catastrophic global warming hoax ( rebranded climate change ) would be out of business long before voting people finish it off .
    The “evidence ” of biased and grossly exaggerated climate models disproves the much hyped severity of warming hysteria and discounts the many benefits we currently enjoy from a warming world .
    I thought we were Deplorable and Deniers so “simply fools” sounds like an upgrade . Yes we simply value the scientific method over a con job and the more the warming the better .
    Obama doesn’t pick Antarctica over Hawaii for his vacations and he is just a regular fool .

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    Old44

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    Global Warmists used to claim 97% of scientists agreed using that fatuous survey of 10,437 questionnaires sent out with 4,327 replies whittled down to 79 of which 77 said AGW existed giving the famous 97% which has become the standard figure quoted on every occasion. Palermo has gone one better and plumped for 98% which is dangerously close to the election results of 99% that Joseph Stalin got in every election he stood in. Same political stance?

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    Amber

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    The more we see of the left wing loons teaching kids the better a trade looks .Save the $100,000 for something real .
    Of coarse it’s been warming since the last ice age stopped growing and here’s another shocking surprise … climate changes too.
    What warmed the 2 mile deep ice covering most of North America ? Ford model T’s?
    What caused the sea level to rise 400 feet as the ice melted to create Malibu beach ?
    No one wet their pants when natural causes are doing their thing but now we have to have cow farts regulated in California . Don’t we have bigger issues ?

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