According to an online biography, Bill Kurtis (born William Horton Kuretich; September 21, 1940) is an American television journalist, producer, narrator, and news anchor. He is also the current host of A&E crime and news documentary shows, including Investigative Reports, American Justice, and Cold Case Files. Previously, he anchored CBS Morning News, and was the longtime anchor at WBBM-TV, the CBS owned-and-operated TV station in Chicago (a role to which he has recently returned).
Given Bill Kurtis' long TV career in and around the Chicago area, and his far reaching public role as a narrator and producer of documentaries, the name of Bill Kurtis has a aura of familiarity about it, especially here in Chicagoland.
Has Bill Kurtis gone too far afield in attempting to be an expert on subject matter of which he has no background to report or to comment about? This is not an uncommon happening among "celebrities" who feel that what they have to say is all important and worth listening to. Also at fault is a gullible, believing and trusting public audience who likewise lacks the knowledge to decipher truth from just a bunch of hooey.
As coincidence would have it, on Wednesday, December 5th, the day after I heard a presentation titled "Climate Change and Renewable Energy -- the Rest of the Story" by Steve Goreham, Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition, to the Barrington Kiwanis Club at The Garlands Performing Arts Center in Barrington, a commentary appeared in the Lake County News-Sun by Bill Kurtis on global warming. http://www.suntimes.com/llifestyles/splash/16784676-418/bill-kurtis...
It was evident that Bill Kurtis didn't attempt to do any research to write his article that rates an F in scientific accuracy, but instead used information that he had been spoon fed under the guise of consensus by politicians over the years and ardent believers of man-made global warming, most famous among them Al Gore.
Kurtis had the audacity to say that "a small number of skeptics have managed to take the adrenaline out of the global warming movement; and by creating the impression that there are actually two sides to the issue, they have stalled efforts to do something about it."
There are thousands of skeptics world-wide whose viewpoints do not reach the general public, trampled down by a news media that chooses to promote global warming alarmism through selective reporting. 900,000 years of ice core records show continuous 1,500-year warming cycles, while carbon dioxide is to plants what oxygen is to man; it is not a pollutant.
Veterans of American's space program are among the 49 retired NASA employees who in May of this year asked NASA to halt what they consider its unscientific advocacy of climate alarmism. Among them are Apollo astronauts Phillip K. Chapman, Walter Cunningham, Charles Duke, Richard Gordon (also a Gemini veteran), Harrison Schmitt and Al Worden.
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, told London's Daily Telegraph: "if it's warming now, it may cool off later. I'm not in favor of just taking short-term isolated situations and depleting our resources to keep our climate just the way it is today." Aldrin believes the climate has been changing for billions of years. http://www.newsmax.com/Murdock/NASA-astronauts-global-warming/2012/...
I was struck at how Bill Kurtis latched on to the idea from James Hansen that a CO2 level above 350 parts per million isn't safe. According to Kurtis we are now all living in an "unsafe" world when last month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a 2012 level of 391.01 parts per million at their Hawaiian observatory. It is demonstrably not true that we live in an unsafe world, but it doesn't shake Kurtis' faith in ATG (man-made global warming).
Assumptions made by Bill Kurtis in his pseudo article on global warming cannot be allowed to stand uncorrected. Clarifications are found in Steve Goreham's new book -- The Mad, Mad, Mad, World of Climatism; Mankind and Climate Change Mania -- which will make you laugh at the absurdity of man-made global warming -- that is, until it makes you cry. The foreword is by Harrison Schmitt, Senator and Apollo Astronaut: www.climatism.net a href="http://www.climatism.net%3E">http://www.climatism.net>;
1. Carbon dioxide is a trace gas and only a very small part of Earth's climate. (Chapter 5)
2. Earth's most abundant greenhouse gas is water vapor, not CO2. While the CO2 increase appears alarming, mankind contribute only about 1% of Earth's greenhouse effect. (Chapter 5)
3. Hurricanes and storms are not more extreme. (Chapter 7)
4. Earth has been warmer in the recent past (2000 years ago in the Medieval Warm Period) with no effects from man-made emissions. (Chapter 4)
It is time to reject journalists like Bill Kurtis who lack scientific training, and other who propagate their failed eco-predictions, false green hypocrisies, and outright fraud that is currently masquerading under the guise of modern environmentalism and 'climate science.'
This nation has many problems, but global warming is not one of them. If the present administration insists on following through on what is a hoax, the results will bring far reaching catastrophic financial consequences for this nation and its people. It is folly to think that this nation's industries can be run on bio-fuels, wind and sunbeams.
Perhaps nobody has ever offered a more succinct indictment of the global warming hoax than H. L. Mencken, who said: "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_global_warming_hoax_how_... a href="http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_global_warming_hoax_how_soon_we_forget.html#ixzz2EcbR9gbM%3E">http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_global_warming_hoax_how_...;