Award-winning Meteorologist J.R. Kirtek of Michigan’s WJRT Channel 12, who worked as a private weather-consultant and holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, declared his climate dissent in 2009.
“One of the major problems we human beings have is our inability to comprehend ‘time.’ To us, 100 years is a long time. Geologically speaking, 100 years isn’t even the blink of an eye. Even when we say on the news, ‘an all-time record,’ that really isn’t the case at all. That only means in the last ‘blink of an eye,’” Kirtek told Associated Content according to an April 30, 2009 article.
The article noted that Kirtek “is skeptical of the so-called science of global warming.” Kirtek ridiculed “An Inconvenient Truth.” “If the definition for a documentary is ‘presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film,’ then I am confident that Al Gore’s movie was not a documentary,” Kirtek said.
“I am the father of five children,” “I want them to have a beautiful, healthy environment in which to live. I also believe that we are stewards of the earth. God has given us all that we have, and it is our duty to do everything possible to protect the earth, and to use our resources wisely,” Kirtek explained.
“Having said that, I am a uniformitarianist. Uniformitarianism is a scientific principle still taught today at around the 6th-grade level. Basically, it says that what happened in the past will happen again. In the grand scheme of things I believe this to be true. There are far greater factors at work than us, or what we are, or aren’t doing.