According to Weather Channel founder John Coleman, man-made climate change is a myth. College students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) strongly disagree.
Coleman says: “The ocean is not rising significantly. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar bears are increasing in number. Heat waves have diminished, not increased.”
However, the students at UCSB feel very differently. Every student we interviewed believed in global warming. When asked what concerned them the most about global warming the answers from the students varied; some were entertaining and some were simply sad. Examples:
“Well, it’s going to get really hot and we are going to have to use AC all the time.”
“Rising sea levels—global warming is affecting that.”
Many of the students noted they have been learning about global warming in their classes and stressed the importance of learning about the issue.
There were a few students who made it clear they are doing all they can to reduce their individual carbon footprint. One student claimed that he bikes 15 miles to school everyday, and another student said she’s vegan.
When asked what they would say to those who doubt climate change, the answers were unanimous: “Educate yourselves.”
Well, maybe these students should take their own advice and realize that science isn’t on their side. Over the years global warming has become a policy agenda spurred on by leftists and environmentalists, but the science just isn’t there.
This year marks an 18-year “pause” in global warming—which leaves environmentalists scratching their heads to come up with excuses for why that might be.
They can keep their computer models and we will keep our science—based in fact, not projections.
Ashley Pratte is the spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation, follow her on Twitter @ashpratte.