书评:'天气的武器化 in the Phony Climate War' - 华盛顿州 Times
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书评:'天气的武器化 in the Phony Climate War'

也许'extreme weather' is just weather

天气的武器化 in the Phony Climate War (book cover)
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- - 2020年9月22日,星期二

分析/意见:

The 能源Policy Institute at the University of Chicago reported in January 2019 那“[f]orty-eight percent of Americans find the science on climate change to be 更多persuasive than it was five years ago, with three-quarters of them crediting recent 极端天气 events for changing their views”该结论基于能源政策研究所和美联社-NORC公共事务研究中心于2018年11月对18岁及18岁以上美国人进行的调查得出的结果。

如果更多的人认真考虑,可以合理地减轻对气候变化的担忧天气的武器化 in the Phony Climate War by Joe Bastardi. As 巴斯塔迪先生 says, this book “examines and compares past events with the hope 那a rational person will at least take a look.” In addition, 天气的武器化 addresses front-page issues such as the connection of COVID-19 to climate change and touches on the influence of ideology and politics to the conduct of science.

In “天气的武器化”Bastardi先生对歇斯底里式的论断提出了最大的挑战之一,这种论断表明,人类正在造成过度的气候变化,“extreme weather” can be predicted based on its natural occurrence in history. 巴斯塔迪先生 is a weather historian with an encyclopedic knowledge of past weather events. He is a long-time practitioner in the atmospheric science field with 45 years of experience. And, 巴斯塔迪先生 is a frequent guest on the Sean Hannity Show, where he predicts and explains current 极端天气 conditions such as imminent hurricanes and snowstorms. (By the way, Sean Hannity wrote the foreword to 巴斯塔迪先生’s book.)

In chapter after chapter, 巴斯塔迪先生 shows how 极端天气 and its consequent impacts on the environment is really just weather doing what weather does. As in his previous book, The Climate Chronicles: Inconvenient Revelations You Won’t Hear from Al Gore—And Others, Joe explains how understanding 极端天气 events from the distant past (i.e., historic analogs) leads to accurate contemporary forecasts.

而且,如果可以从其先前发生的事件中预测到此类极端事件,’t 那call into question the claim 那these events are somehow unusual and now based on human activity? Link the understanding of past conditions with the cyclical nature of climate and you have the key ingredients for a reliable forecast.



And 巴斯塔迪先生’的预测必须可靠。他的生活取决于他日复一日,周复一周地正确。当验证预测远远超出您的上一份职业薪水时,他就不会进行未来数十年的预测。

巴斯塔迪先生指出:“As someone who relies on the past to frame the future, no stretch of U.S. weather was as extreme as the 1930s to 1960s. Honestly, everything from hurricanes to droughts to extreme heat to extreme cold during 那period make the past several decades seem rather boring. But you’d仅在知道您的天气历史记录后才能确认。有些人假装好像今天’s events are a sign 那man is responsible for ‘weird’天气当然让我质疑他们的方法。”

甚至就在几十年前,在迪斯科正在为舞池设置动画的时候,政治学还没有盖过大气科学,这是一本通俗的书报道的—我们不断变化的天气:灾难预报?克劳德·罗斯(肯辛顿出版社,1977年)—that “科学家们不再争论新的冰河时代的到来:现在的问题是什么时候?”即使在70年代中期,宾州州立大学的气象课上,乔和我也对此适应了。然而今天,替换“new ice age”在上面的引用中“危险的全球变暖,” “global 奇怪的ing,” or “climate disaster” and you’d是20年代的迪斯科天后。

Indeed, it seems 那a formula can be identified for reporting every notable weather event and its impact as evidence for manmade climate catastrophe. That formula appears to be: identify a serious weather event; figure out what is unique about 那event; claim the uniqueness is because of human activity; then, get the media, celebrities, talking heads, and the like to propagate the puffery. “天气的武器化” effectively challenges 那apparent approach and at a time when the public must become 更多well-versed in science and how science is supposed to work.

巴斯塔迪先生’通俗易懂的口语风格—对大气科学及其适当的理解充满了热情,没有大肆宣传—makes 天气的武器化 a delight for readers to gain a greater appreciation for the complexity and majesty of the climate.

•安东尼·J·萨达尔(Anthony J.

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天气气候化中天气的电气化。

乔·巴斯塔迪(Joe Bastardi)

Sean Hannity的序言

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