February 3, 2012

Senator Bert Brown, the distortionist

Self-admitting global warming denier Senator Bert Brown feels vindicated after hearing, at a parliamentary committee studying energy polices, “from four well known academics” who don’t believe humans are responsible for warming the planet (“Climate skeptics gathering influence in Tory Senate seats,” The Journal, January 22).

Let’s put things in perspective here.

The most definitive reports on global warming are those developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. IPCC reports involve hundreds of scientists, years of writing, and rounds of reviews that involve thousands of comments on every chapter.1

Surely Senator Brown is aware of the IPCC reports. And if he is aware of them and thinks that the assertions of four “well known” yet unnamed academics balance these reports off, then he’s not studying the global warming issue. He’s distorting it.

1. Stephen Schneider http://www.skepticalscience.com/science-and-distortion-stephen-schneider.html#.TwC5PcDGEwA.twitter  from about 3:30 – 4:30

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