NASA’s Gavin Schmidt claims Texans won’t listen to ‘liberal, Jewish atheist from NYC’ about global warming

Looks like we know where the 'denier' label came from.Looks like we know where the ‘denier’ label originated.Speaking at a science conference in Washington, DC, Chief NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt says, ‘we really want to allow less science and more cultural understanding’ to successfully message the climate narrative in places like Texas.

NASA’s Schmidt: “Now, you know there’s some communities I can’t talk to because, you know, I’m a liberal, Jewish atheist from New York City, right? So if I go to Texas and try and tell people about climate change, I’m totally the wrong messenger, right? Because we don’t have any shared values quite frankly. […] A lot of times we think, ‘oh, more science, more science’, and really we want to allow less science and more cultural understanding, and that might take us a lot further.”

Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
2016 Winter Meeting
Washington, DC
January 6, 2015

NASA GISS DIRECTOR GAVIN SCHMIDT: “You have to get to the real problem. And, the real problem is not that they don’t believe the scientists. The real problem is not that the graph was in the wrong color. The real problem is not that the animation wasn’t interactive enough. There’s another problem, right? It’s a question of values, right?

“What they see when you show them a graph is a rejection of some deep value that they hold dear, right? And, if that’s the way it’s going to go you’re never going to get anywhere, right? So, if you’re talking to somebody you have to find the value issue where you can actually kind of dig down and see what’s going on.

“And, stories can help with that, because stories can help demonstrate that we share very many of the same values. ‘We all love our children,’ well mostly, and you know and ‘we don’t want people to die,’ and ‘we’d all like to have a nice life.’ I mean, once you build it from shared things, you can go forward.

Now, you know there’s some communities I can’t talk to because, you know, I’m a liberal, Jewish atheist from New York City, right? So if I go to Texas and try and tell people about climate change, I’m totally the wrong messenger, right? Because we don’t have any shared values quite frankly. But, some people do, right? So, Katherine Hayhoe, right?

“So, you know she married an evangelical pastor, and I don’t know if you saw ‘Years of Living Dangerously’? She’s featured on one segment there talking to townsfolk in Plano, Texas, and she’s one of them. She’s from Canada, so she’s not quite one of them, but she’s almost one of them. So, she can talk with them in ways that don’t threaten their kind of who they see themselves as. A lot of times we think, ‘oh, more science, more science’, and really we want to allow less science and more cultural understanding, and that might take us a lot further.”

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    Amber

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    Gavin Smith is right when he says’ he is totally the wrong messenger ” to try and sell scary global warming to Texans . It’s nothing personal but Texan’s just don’t buy bullshit from arrogant condescending A holes no matter where they are from or what their religious beliefs are .

    It hasn’t taken long for the propaganda tools to want to shift away from”science “as the scary global warming choir falls apart .
    Scientists want to practice science not be used
    by self dealing rent seeks from the church of global warming .

    So what does Schmidt think ? Someone like Katherine Hyhoe is going to be keen about being recruited by this self described ‘liberal , Jewish atheists from New York City so that she can sell his story to fellow Texans because he can’t .

    Maybe they can sit around the camp fire and between cow wrestling stories be sold on scary global warming . Of course that only happen is if “she can talk to them in ways that don’t threaten their kind of who they see themselves as”.

    And this guy is NASA’s Chief Climate Scientist ?

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    amirlach

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    [quote]Gavin Schmidt says, ‘we really want to allow less science and more cultural understanding’ to successfully message the climate narrative in places like Texas.[/quote]
    Less Science? Try “What Science”?

    They would have to actually adhere to the scientific method in some capacity before they “allow” less science.

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    Simon Ruszczak

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    Jewish atheist ?, that’s an oxymoron.

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    Amber

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    Simon , Quite right . I thought it so odd that he identifies himself that way . I wondered if he was even American ? He talks like Texas is some foreign country with his bizarre statement ‘s like ;
    I’m totally the wrong messenger , right ?
    ” Because WE don’t have ANY shared values (with Texas ) quite frankly ” .

    Who was the “we ” in his quote ? No shared values ? Really ?

    Someone needs to explain how this guy even got past an interview . By saying in public to a large audience ,we don’t have any shared values quite frankly (with Texas ) , who does he think he represents as NASA ‘s Chief Climate scientist ?

    Is that what NASA thinks ? Are his views part of NASA’s culture ?

    Texas is owed a public apology by NASA and this person needs to take his talents to some place else .

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    Ridiculouso

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    That is the lowest of the low acts, IMO, to bring race into a scientific issue.

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    Gator

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    [i]“What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?”[/i]

    Developed well enough to [u]make[/u] predictions?

    Any toddler can [u]make[/u] a prediction.

    What counts is making [u]accurate[/u] predictions, which alarmo-fascist grant seeking climastrologists can not (unless you count predicting [u]everything[/u], accurate).

    No wonder Gavin, the squirming sweating stuttering worm, could not share the same air with a real scientist like Dr Roy Spencer.

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    Amber

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    No if he had just said he is British it would be obvious why Texans wouldn’t listen to him .

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    Amber

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    When he says “we” don’t have shared values
    with Texan”s who at NASA is he including in his opinion ? Or is he referring to the clique of scientific pretenders in the Climate Gate e- mails ?

    Were American scientists passed over to allow Schmidt to replace Hanson ? What was the hiring criteria exactly ?

    Schmidt is essentially saying they need someone with credibility to sell Texan’s
    the scary global warming (climate change) story. Is that what they do ? Employ people to take the agenda to the next level now that real scientists are no longer useful and are feed up with being seen as global warming toadies ?

    How is Schmidt’s recruitment drive going ? Did Katherine Hayhoe get approached to “actually kind of dig down “and see what’s in the heads of Texan’s . Create some stories for NASA scary global warming promoters ?

    Real scientists that know what the scientific method is have had enough of the nonsense .
    What a few of them helped pump up the rest they will bring down and that is why the $$Billion climate industry is looking for new recruits . They know the old gig is up .

    Love to know who was in that Earth Science Information Partners audience ?

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    Me

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    Amber, listen to his words! His so called science is bulk, so what does he do, just like religion and social dictates basicly calls them simpletons and wants to infultrate them to get them on his side.

    And it’s just like Gator said above. this is how they are doing that vodoo that they do!

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    Me

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    The last thing you want to do with Texans is do what he just did. But I am happy he did and now we’ll see and they will too!

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    Amber

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    Agreed Me
    I hope NASA trots out Schmidt on a regular basis .
    The weasel words and strategies of the exaggerated global warming industry are on display for a permanent record . We should really thank him for confirming what we already know .

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    Charles Higley

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    Gavin is a typical liberal. He plays the religious bias card, twice, the political bias card, and the card that says that NYC is a liberal nest of socialism and gun control-created crime. Play all your cards Gavin and you still lose—your message is not from the wrong source, it’s just plain wrong in every possible way.

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    Me

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    Charles Higley is the man that got under toshinmacks skin so much that he had it in for you, You are good in my book anyday. Yeah that is tha apple incase ya didn’t know, I did it too but wasn’t worthy enough! 😆

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