In dismissing the seriousness and urgency of the climate change challenge, he places his faith on one economist who withdrew from the 309 scientists who wrote the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change impacts report. He is also willing to trust one physicist who did research on climate in the late 1970s rather than 235 still active scientists who wrote the IPCC physical science report. His assertions about the rate of sea-level rise declining are dead wrong. Just go to Colorado University's sea level website and you will see for yourself the actual satellite data that no slow-down in the rate of rise for the past 10-year period. In fact, the sea-level rise experienced has been slightly higher than earlier climate models had forecast.