Sunday, September 02, 2007

Are we all agreed on this global-warming thing?

In the past few years there has been increasing concern about global climate change on the part of the media, politicians, and the public. It has been stimulated by the idea that human activities may influence global climate adversely and that therefore corrective action is required on the part of governments. Recent evidence suggests that this concern is misplaced. Human activities are not influencing the global climate in a perceptible way. Climate will continue to change, as it always has in the past, warming and cooling on different time scales and for different reasons, regardless of human action. I would also argue that - should it occur - a modest warming would be on the whole beneficial.

-S, Fred Singer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, in Imprimis, author of Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years.

3 comments:

robert austell said...

After seeing a recent post somewhere saying that anyone who denied the reality of global warming was living with their head in the sand (or pushing a radical right-wing agenda), I saw this more helpful post:

http://grkndeacon.blogspot.com/2007/09/chilling-news.html

I haven't followed all the links, but it looks like the author went to the trouble to track down some legitimate voices.

Paul said...

Thanks, Robert. I'm on it.

Papasoft said...

Check out ClimateBrains.com, a site I've been tracking lately on the issue. Read the interesting article by the founder of Greenpeace and how Hollywood hypes the Global Warming issue. I found ClimateBrains via its sister site WeatherBrains.com.

I have a renewed interest on the subject after going to see the Hollywood/National Geographic farce called "Arctic Tale".

rt