Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe

Canada Free Press reports "Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it," Al Gore sensibly asserts in his film "An Inconvenient Truth", showing at Cumberland 4 Cinemas in Toronto since Jun 2. With that outlook in mind, what do world climate experts actually think about the science of his movie?

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.

Not exactly what Gore wants you to believe.
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.
But Gore does not care whether they know what they are talking about. As long as they agree with him, he is happy.


Wadard said...

Yes , but Dr Bob Carter is a well known oil industry stooge: :::[Global warming denial funded by ExxonMobil]. So how can you believe him?

Don Singleton said...

Activists claim that scientists that support their views must be believed without question, and they belittle scientists whose views differ with their own.

Anonymous said...

Here's some reality about those "scientists".

How can you lie about this issue? How can you sleep at night?

Don Singleton said...

In the 1970s scientists were predicting global cooling was going to bring on another Ice Age.

It did not.

Scientists now are predicting major disaster as a result of global warming.

In 2040 we will again be met with scientists predicting disaster caused by global cooling.