- "I'm sure the majority (but not all) of my IPCC colleagues cringe when I say this, but I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see. Rather, I see a reliance on climate models (useful but never "proof") and the coincidence that changes in carbon dioxide and global temperatures have loose similarity over time."
- "As we build climate data sets from scratch and look into the guts of the climate system, however, we don't find the alarmist theory matching observations."
- "...how difficult it is to accurately predict that system's behavior over the next five days."--in reference to why in the world scientists are trying to forecast the next century.
- "As my high-school physics teacher admonished us in those we-shall-conquer-the-world-with-a-slide-rule days, 'Begin all of your scientific pronouncements with "At our present level of ignorance, we think we know . . ."'"
- According to Bjorn Lomborg's Copenhagen Consensus 2004, "spending on health issues such as micronutrients for children, HIV/AIDS and water purification has benefits 50 to 200 times those of attempting to marginally limit 'global warming.'"
Thursday, November 1, 2007
How heartening is this quote!, part II
John Christy, recent refuser-to-share-in-the-Nobel-Prize, was quoted by yours truly in his interview a week or two ago. Today, on A19 of the WSJ, he wrote a follow-up article. His combination of great phraseology, excellent logic, and cool photo (showing the Antarctic ice at its thickest mere weeks ago) made for an impressive essay, excerpts from which I will quote... [emphasis mine]