No real consensus on man-made global warming threat

Posted: December 21st, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: My Thoughts, Political | No Comments »

An article run by the Washington Times called, “Scientists Doubt Climate Change” brings attention to the claims made by Al Gore that man-made global warming is a major threat to our planet. In fact some of the members of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chang that were co-winners of the Nobel Peace prize disagree with Gore on the extent of the effects of global warming.

An excerpt of the article reads,

“In the Senate report, environmental scientist David W. Schnare of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said he was skeptical because ‘conclusions about the cause of the apparent warming stand on the shoulders of incredibly uncertain data and models. … As a policy matter, one has to be less willing to take extreme actions when data are highly uncertain.’

The hundreds of others in the report — climatologists, oceanographers, geologists, glaciologists, physicists and paleoclimatologists — voice varying degrees of criticism of the popular global-warming theory. Their testimony challenges the idea that the climate-change debate is “settled” and runs counter to the claim that the number of skeptical scientists is dwindling.”

I encourage you to do some research on the topic before accepting what is being force-fed to us by the popular media.