Monday, February 12, 2007

Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe

I don't know all the in's and out's of this subject. When people want to stifle debate however, I become leery. Why are so many slamming those who raise a contrarian view? My reply tends to be that they are nervous about their position, so go on the offense first.

"Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it," Al Gore sensibly asserts in his film "An Inconvenient Truth", showing at Cumberland 4 Cinemas in Toronto since Jun 2. With that outlook in mind, what do world climate experts actually think about the science of his movie?

Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention." Read More.

HT: Ken

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