The “98% of scientists agree” belief is manufactured by a system that financially rewards alarm and punishes non-alarm.
We are told climate change is a crisis, and that there is an “overwhelming scientific consensus.”
“It’s a manufactured consensus,” climate scientist Judith Curry tells me.
She says scientists have an incentive to exaggerate risk to pursue “fame and fortune.”
She knows about that because she once spread alarm about climate change.
The media loved her when she published a study that seemed to show a dramatic increase in hurricane intensity.
“We found that the percent of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes had doubled,” says Curry.
“This was picked up by the media,” and then climate alarmists realized, “Oh, here is the way to do it. Tie extreme weather events to global warming!”
“So, this hysteria is your fault!” I tell her.
“Not really,” she smiles.
“They would have picked up on it anyways.”
But Curry’s “more intense” hurricanes gave them fuel.
“I was adopted by the environmental advocacy groups and the alarmists and I was treated like a rock star,” Curry recounts.
“Flown all over the place to meet with politicians.”
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Climate researcher @curryja says climate scientists have a reason to exaggerate risk.— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) August 11, 2023
What’s in it for them?
“Fame and fortune,” Curry tells me.
Curry has inside info about how “the science” has been hijacked. pic.twitter.com/hrDq8w4Jd9
The “98%” illusion works because humans are unaware of how corrupt scientists are, and the public does not understand that “follow the money” works every time. But I think the pandemic woke us up. Now you can see the machinery of the fraud. It’s all as clear as the Biden Crime Family. Which means CNN will ignore it.