Saturday, December 22, 2007

Inhofe fights back: Sceptics Christmas message

Why I am posting this I do not know. Flames of publicity and all that.

Amazing what a little spin can do.

It is worth reading for a laugh if it were not so disturbing (and a possible hoax).

A little more research is needed on the merits of the scientists listed and to see whether these quotes can be accurately be linked to these scientists.

There is sure to be many blogging inches given over to this story in the next few days.

U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007 [The official sounding "US Senate Committee on Environment and Planning"]

Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

The new report issued by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s office of the GOP Ranking Member details the views of the scientists, the overwhelming majority of whom spoke out in 2007.

Even some in the establishment media now appear to be taking notice of the growing number of skeptical scientists.


Out comes Dr Tim Patterson with this quote:

Paleoclimatologist Dr. Tim Patterson, professor in the department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, recently converted from a believer in man-made climate change to a skeptic. Patterson noted that the notion of a “consensus” of scientists aligned with the UN IPCC or former Vice President Al Gore is false. “I was at the Geological Society of America meeting in Philadelphia in the fall and I would say that people with my opinion were probably in the majority.”


There is then a list of quotes from many scientists each one more implausible than the last.

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