“Knowledge of climate science plus mastery of storytelling is a rare combination.” So rare that it doesn’t actually exist.
What we do have is Climate Alarmist weasels with a “mastery of storytelling” who can make poorly prepared climate skeptics look bad. That is politics by the way, not science. Nothing Franken said actually proves his case.
The big problem for the Climate Change Catastrophe camp, is that we have now had 20 years with zero, or negligible warming. The Climate is better today than at any time in the last 50 years: where are the negative impacts of the mild warming we did experience over the last quarter of the Twentieth Century? Why should we embark on a Crusade to change the climate back to a worse state that was the 1975 climate?