I find it interesting that the "highly respected scientist" Steve Running receives standing ovations from his audiences even before he speaks to the imminent threat of climate change. Running, a University of Montana ecology professor, shared the Nobel Prize with other members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and, of course, Al Gore, former vice president, movie producer and great authority on human caused global warming. The ever evolving presentations have moved from global warming to climate change which better explains how record cold temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere and the ever increasing polar ice cap are further evidence of CO2 pollution and warming ahead. The latest twist, the socio-economic affects of climate change, makes the presentation more palatable to groups like Planned Parenthood, who embrace the concept of zero population and economic growth; fewer people and jobs to add to the pollution.
Never mind that the "science" of global warming has irrefutably been proven to be untrue, CO2 is an inert gas which neither warms nor cools the atmosphere and mankind's role in climate change is, and has always been, negligible. Further the overwhelming majority of scientists in the disciplines of meteorology and climatology, based upon their studies and knowledge, dispute the IPCC findings. Global warming or climate change, whichever you choose to call it is a religion, Al Gore is the prophet and Steve Running and his ilk are the disciples. It is not about science, it is about control.