Thursday, December 10, 2009

Denial-o-paloza Can't Agree on Global Warming

Why do newspapers cover the denialists? In any other sphere of science a bunch of delusional misfits would be an interesting sideshow at best. Anyway the telepgraph gives them some space, what pops out about it - they all seem to be peddling a different story...

- Henrik Svensmark, a physicist (not a climate scientist) at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, said the recent warming period was caused by solar activity.
- Professor Cliff Ollier, another geologist from the University of Western Australia (not a climate scientist) said the melting of ice sheets is caused by geothermal activity.
- Ian Plimer, from the University of Adelaide, claimed carbon dioxide from volcanoes is causing climate change.
- Monckton (not any kind of scientist) thinks it is not happening at all and it's a Marxist plot.

They can't all be right!

The event was organised by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow who get cash from oil companies and right-wing think tanks. The event was attended by about 60 people (by contrast COP15 has 32,000 delegates).

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