Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Brothers Under the Scam
You've seen the headlines – the glaciers are melting! We're doomed! -- That's what several studies supposedly found. But other scientific studies found the exact opposite. The glaciers in Greenland are growing, not melting. The Antarctic Ice Sheet is getting thicker, not thinner. Did you see any big headlines about that?
These television ads are a deliberate effort to confuse and mislead the public about the global warming debate. They are selectively using only parts of my previous research to support their claims. They are not telling the entire story to the public.
The CEI's strategy has much in common with that employed by the proponents of intelligent design -- where there is doubt about science, there is room to tempt the audience with a more comfortable alternative. But among the world's leading experts on climate science, there is no doubt that the evidence for climate change is clear and incontrovertible.