Steele Which Narrative to Believe?
This review of May 1st What’s Natural? will take the form of a direct letter to Mr. Steele.
I thought your title “Polar Bears. Which narrative to believe?” was apropos considering your freewheeling narrative. You ask which narrative to believe? Indeed, that is the question. So, lets get on with it. Why should we believe your’s?
In the first column (4/17/18) of this double-bill, you use an Inuit word in a way, which I found out, locals of Nunavut found foreign. Yes, I shared your column with a few. That got me to thinking that perhaps your usage was simply a gratuitous prop to impress your audience. Or what?
Then you drag a scientist from the middle of New York City into the middle of the Nunavut Polar Bear controversy - though said scientist has never spoken on the topic in any way. He’ll tell you frankly: “I know nothing about it.”
Why did you need to fabricate words to put into Gavin Schmidt’s mouth? Simply to set him up as the straight-guy for your zinger punchline:
“If you dare disagree with models of gloom and doom, you are attacked as an ignorant denier.”