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Immenent Peril

Posted by David Keelan on Monday, June 18, 2007

Who knows what to believe?  As reported here.

What special interests drive the authors of this report:

In a densely referenced scientific paper published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A some of the world’s leading climate researchers describe in detail why they believe that humanity can no longer afford to ignore the “gravest threat” of climate change.

They are critical of the IPCC.  Here is a sample.

Instead of sea levels rising by about 40 centimetres, as the IPCC predicts in one of its computer forecasts, the true rise might be as great as several metres by 2100. That is why, they say, planet Earth today is in “imminent peril”.

The paper’s authors were led by James Hansen, a noted Global Warming promoter.

You know what I notice about the Wikipedia links I put up regarding people in the climate change field?  If they are skeptics then the article cites many sources of information to refute their positions.  If they are promoters of climate change theory then no citations at all to any source that attempt to refute their claims.  Does that mean that their positions are beyond reproach?  Hmmm.  I doubt it.

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2 Responses to “Immenent Peril”

  1. chris said

    For a layman’s discussion on the sea level rise issue, Bob Somerby breaks down why there is a lot of confusion in the press (go down to where it says “Fruit Truck Down”).

    Did you know you can edit Wikipedia entries yourself?

  2. Chris,

    Thank you for the link. Very interesting reading. I do know one can edit Wikipedia articles – I am not one to go there.

    Thanks again

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