Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Real Scientists Say, "There Ain't No Such Thing As ManBearPig!"

Keep in mind the next time you hear the suckers for Al Gore's hysterical fairy tale yelping that we are all doomed and must see his movie - I'm looking at you, Mr. Ebert - that when real scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe, the inconvenient truth is that he's a lying sack of hot air.

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."

But surely Carter is merely part of what most people regard as a tiny cadre of "climate change skeptics" who disagree with the "vast majority of scientists" Gore cites?

No; Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. "Climate experts" is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore's "majority of scientists" think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.
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