It is really hard for me to become alarmed about global warming when the promoters of global warming alarms do not make scientific claims and instead instead spout untruths and faith-based claims. Peter Gleick is a good example. He writes:
Violent tornadoes throughout the southeastern U.S. must be a front-page reminder that no matter how successful climate deniers are in confusing the public or delaying action on climate change in Congress or globally, the science is clear: Our climate is worsening.
Note that the conclusion is not a scientific claim, was a normative claim. In a scientific sense, climate does not become “worse,” instead of might become warmer or cooler, but there’s not scientific justification for using a normative description like “worsening.”
But that’s not all, Gleick wants it both ways. He claims this paragraph doesn’t actually attribute the tornadoes to rising CO2 levels, which is silly since how else can you read the paragraph?
Gleick is a classic fear monger. He’s even written that “fear is an effective tool.”
I can’t take people like Gleick seriously. He is not constrained by truth or science.