During an interview with Dr. Kurt Frankel of the Georgia Institute of Technology CNN’s Rick Sanchez asked Dr. Frankel to convert nine meters to English.
As Dr. Frankel was explaining that a nine meter drop in the ocean level would not necessarily mean there would be a corresponding nine meter increase in ocean level, Mr. Sanchez interrupted asking, “By the way, nine meters in English is?”
DR. KURT FRANKEL: I think that’s a sign of that. I don’t think you can translate that nine meters into any specific wave height that will hit Hawaii. So, may be careful about that. It doesn’t necessarily mean there’s going to be nine meters of runup in Hawaii. But it is showing that you the tsunami in fact did pass by…
SANCHEZ: Nine meters. By the way, nine meters in English is?
FRANKEL: Oh, about 27 feet.
SANCHEZ: 27 Feet.
FRANKEL: About 30 feet.
Is it any wonder that people are losing faith in their predictions of global warming doom and gloom, not to mention their claims the Obamacare will lower health care costs, when they cannot even comprehend simple mathematics.
Update: Newsbusters has more on this 🙂