You still haven't answered the question I asked of you twice - why do YOU think this video is worth watching? If you cannot justify your choice of material, how can you sell it to others?jimbennett wrote:The video wasn't for you. Some things exist outside your knowledge base. That's ok.AndyH wrote:
Let's try again, Jim, nothing personal. Why should I listen to Ridley - what is it about him, his background, the information he imparts, or his published science that I should add to my knowledge base? I base my opinion on the facts, not the other way around. Since I've learned the hard way that bad information is worse than no information, I would like to know why you think Mr. Ridley's message is important.
The number of comments or 'thumbs up' on the YouTube queue tells me absolutely nothing about the validity of the information.
You are welcome!
You're correct, it's not for me. I'm a retired military intelligence analyst and have seen first hand that contaminating a pool of facts with lies can get people killed.
Ridley is not a climate scientist, he's not a physicist, and he's got neither education nor experience in climate science. But that's not the worst of it - he's a conscious and intentional denier and liar with regards to climate - he, like "Lord" Moncton and others, are paid to give presentations that cloud or deny facts.
That makes him a bad source at best.
I strongly recommend that if you're truly interested in learning about climate science, that you consult with scientists that work in aspects of climate. I found some at my local university - and especially enjoyed having coffee with a pair of paleoclimatologists.
Media Matters - Meet the Climate Denial Machine (Matt Ridley - number 12)
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/28 ... ine/191545
Source Watch - Matt Ridley is a science writer and global warming denier on the Academic Advisory Council of the denialist "Global Warming Policy Foundation"
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/1 ... f-warming/
http://skepticalscience.com/matt-ridley ... ja-vu.html