The climate science denying Independent Committee...
Some 94 skeptics published a letter in the National Post declaring that:
“[D]espite computer projections of temperature rises, there has been no net global warming since 1998. That the current temperature plateau follows a late 20th-century period of warming is consistent with the continuation today of natural multi-decadal or millennial climate cycling.”
Most unfortunate timing.
The great Groucho Marx used to say that he would never join a club that would accept him as a member. It's amazing that no hint of such pride can be found among the signatories to the latest letter advocating inaction on global warming.
Who, really, would want his name to appear on a list that included the likes of Dr. S. Fred Singer or Dr. Tim Ball, men who have made truth telling a hobby rather than a habit, men who take money directly or indirectly from energy companies (see here and here) and then go on to practice public relations, while calling it science?
I would like to welcome our newest writer James Glave to the DeSmogBlog team.
James brings over 16 years experience as a journalist, including 5 years as a senior editor with Outside magazine and prior to that as an editor with Wired News – the pioneering digital technology news service affiliated with Wired magazine.
James also has a forthcoming book called “Eco-Shed.”
You can read the rest of his impressive bio here.
Welcome aboard James!
Economists no longer debate the realities of anthropomorphic climate change–that's so 1993!
Instead, they squabble over how much we should be spending today to lessen the sting of the much bigger invoices that will inevitably come due tomorrow, should we insist on carrying on with all this fossil-fuel nonsense.
Note: see our welcome to DeSmog's latest writer James Glave - this is his first post so be gentle!