On Wednesday, CFACT President Craig Rucker delivered a talk to attendees of a local GOP meeting in Cambridge, Minnesota. His topic centered on “Unmasking the Green Left’s Climate Hype” and was well received by those who gathered.
“Those who advocate a climate apocalypse are playing fast and loose with the data,” Rucker asserted. “Fortunately, there are a number of academic researchers, some even on the Left like Michael Shellenberger and Steven Koonin, who are taking issue with their dire predictions of doom and gloom.”
Rucker pointed out that while today’s temperatures have indeed warmed modestly over the past 140 years, the warming being experienced today is well within the realm of natural variability. “Many scientists believe the Medieval and Roman periods of 1,000 and 2,000 years ago,” he asserted, “were as warm or warmer than today’s temperatures.”
As for severe weather events like hurricanes and heatwave’s, Rucker showcased charts and graphs revealing how historical data debunks any notion that these are increasing in either frequency or intensity.
Diane Johnson, the chairwoman of the GOP group who organized the event, said “Mr. Rucker’s talk was engaging and very informative. Our members told me they really enjoyed it, and are grateful he agreed to speak to our group.”
Christina Norman serves as the Director of Development for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. She is also responsible for CFACT’s website building, web maintenance, and graphic design.
Christina holds a BA from the University of MN-Duluth and is a graduate of the Koch Associate Program.
Christina is passionate about the environment and outdoors, particularly our lakes and rivers in Minnesota. She and her husband live in Lake Elmo, and have 3 beautiful children.