Wednesday, May 16, 2018
As W.C. Fields stood in the small boat...a hole therein permitting the craft to sink...he declared, "Ah...the river's rising." Walter Munk told that joke to a crowd of scientists who had paid $1500 each to hear him tell them OCEAN LEVEL RISE had absolutely nothing to do with the concentration of carbon dioxide(CO2) in the atmosphere,(WSJ A-17;05-16-18). After the 30 minute seminar backed up by 12,000 metric tons of notes and calculations...the attendees told a cub reporter that MUNK was dangerous. "If he tells the world that CO2 is a nonsensical whipping boy...he'll ruin jobs...and...kill off sources of income...leaving a path of academic destruction not even the cinematography of the silver screen could capture."