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Letter: Voice of climate alarm changes sides

Global warming study skewed?

Global warming? I see where the media cites a report from the United Nations stating that 97 percent of “scientific experts” agree that human activity is responsible for these dangerous levels. Really? “This number stems from a 2009 online study of 10,257 “earth scientists” conducted by two researchers from the University of Illinois. They were disappointed by their initial results, so they chose to highlight the views of a subgroup of just 77 scientists, 75 of whom thought humans contributed to global warming,” Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe, wrote in the National Post.

I have to wonder how many of these 75 are receiving some kind of government grants. That’s how they got that bloated 97 percent figure. How easy, huh?

Another 97 percent figure that isn’t reported is an independent study by the Alliance for Wise Energies Decisions. It shows that 97 percent of the computer models (Greenies’ favorite toy) attached to the U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change overestimates the amount of carbon dioxide-induced warming. Am I an evil denier? I guess so, but I’m not alone.

Enter James Lovelock, once a leading voice of climate alarm. On an April 3 BBC TV show, he stated in part “ … they just guess. And a whole group of them meet together and encourage each other’s guesses.” Also, Patrick Moore, a Greenpeace co-founder, stated to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in February “...humans are not to blame for global warming ...” and “... there is no scientific proof of man-made global warming.” Are these (and others) deniers? Or is someone finally being honest about this farce called global warming?

Jim Nikirk

Oakland


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