Monday, June 18, 2007

From the Mouths of Old Coots: Global Warming Wisdom

Reid Bryson, the 87-year-old 'father of scientific climatology,' has offered so many nuggets of global warming wisdom that I can't help but smile.

He's a University of Wisconsin professor emeritus, and he takes a solid stand against current global-warming establishment with a slew of no-nonsense gems:
There is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years. It's been warming up for a long time."

[Human-caused global warming] really isn't science because there's no really good scientific evidence.

Consensus doesn't prove anything, in science or anywhere else, except in democracy, maybe.

There is a lot of money to be made in this. If you want to be an eminent scientist you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can't get grants unless you say, 'Oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.'

There is very little truth to what is being said and an awful lot of religion. It's almost a religion. Where you have to believe in anthropogenic (or man-made) global warming or else you are nuts.

[On Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth:] Don't make me throw up," he said. "It is not science. It is not true.

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