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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
An Inconvenient Rebuttal
The New York Times ran an interesting article in their science section regarding Al Gore’s fairy tale epic: An Inconvenient Truth.

The article does a very good job addressing many of the main points that pseudo-scientists like Al Gore try to bring up when talking about global warming. What’s more impressive is that these responses come from actual scientists and not politicians with delusions of grandeur (remember, Al Gore still thinks he invented the internet).

So without further delay, here are some of the best bits of the article as I saw it. If you want to read it, you better do so today, because New York Times articles are only free the day they are publicized. After that, you are required to have a subscription.

Addressing the idea that there is a scientific consensus regarding global warming:
“Hardly a week goes by,” Dr. Peiser said, “without a new research paper that questions part or even some basics of climate change theory,” including some reports that offer alternatives to human activity for global warming.
Addressing the idea that climate change is somehow new or unheard of:

Geologists have documented age upon age of climate swings, and some charge Mr. Gore with ignoring such rhythms.

“Nowhere does Mr. Gore tell his audience that all of the phenomena that he describes fall within the natural range of environmental change on our planet,” Robert M. Carter, a marine geologist at James Cook University in Australia, said in a September blog. “Nor does he present any evidence that climate during the 20th century departed discernibly from its historical pattern of constant change.”

In October, Dr. Easterbrook made similar points at the geological society meeting in Philadelphia. He hotly disputed Mr. Gore’s claim that “our civilization has never experienced any environmental shift remotely similar to this” threatened change.

Nonsense, Dr. Easterbrook told the crowded session. He flashed a slide that showed temperature trends for the past 15,000 years. It highlighted 10 large swings, including the medieval warm period. These shifts, he said, were up to “20 times greater than the warming in the past century.”

Getting personal, he mocked Mr. Gore’s assertion that scientists agreed on global warming except those industry had corrupted. “I’ve never been paid a nickel by an oil company,” Dr. Easterbrook told the group. “And I’m not a Republican.”

Do you mean to say that not all global warming deniers (sounds like holocaust deniers) are followers of Fuehrer Bush and members of the Fascist Party of Amerika?!??!!
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