Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist, has revealed that his climate ramblings in Joe Rogan’s podcast this week were inspired by Fred Singer.
Singer was an ExxonMobil-funded physicist. The Koch family supported Singer, who also owns Kick Inustries, a fuel and mineral extraction company. Singer died in 2020.
Let’s start by giving you a brief overview of why we have brought you together today.
Peterson was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience earlier this week. Climate change was one of the topics covered during the episode’s four-hour-long, thirteen-minute-long run. We are here to fkn.
In the days that followed the episode, one clip from the climate conversation went viral. It’s not a Saturday Night Live sketch, and it is real.
You can punish yourself with these 49 seconds of audio and video chaos.
Peterson states that climate modeling also faces another problem: as the models are extended over time, the errors get more severe.
“And so, you might be able to predict a week, three weeks, a month, or a whole year ahead of time, but the further out you go, the greater your model’s error rate.
“And that’s an enormous problem when you try to model over 100 year because the errors compound just as interest.”
It’s not surprising that actual climate scientists came out swinging to set a new record.
Professor John Abraham, a professor at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota, described the chat as “a word-salad of nonsense spoken and understood by people with no sense of climate”.
He said, The Guardian.
Peterson tweeted yesterday a link to Singer’s book, which was a recent twist to the spicy tale.
DeSmog published a detailed report about Singer’s habit of taking dollarydoos and other climate denial interest groups from fossil fuel corporations.
A particularly shocking section of the article claims Singer received USD $5,000 per month from the Heartland Institute, a right-wing, climate-denying American think-tank that has taken donations from Exxon-Mobil and the Koch family.
He was also a speaker during the 2012 Heartland conference, where sponsors won $67 million from Exxon, Koch and other companies.
Singer also wrote an Article in which he argued that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is yet to “prove significant human-caused global warming”.
DeSmog’s complete article is available here.
Peterson isn’t the only one to make a fool of himself on the international stage.
During an interview with Jefferies , the Australian comedian J incorporated Peterson into his web.
Recently, the Joe Rogan Experience podcast is a hotbed of controversy. Recently, 270 scientists wrote an open letter asking Spotify to censor Rogan’s broadcasts due to misinformation according to Rolling Stone.