Skip to comments.Local scientist calls global warming theory 'hooey'
Posted on 06/18/2007 10:11:58 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey. The UW-Madison professor emeritus, who stands against the scientific consensus on this issue, is referred to as a global warming skeptic. But he is not skeptical that global warming exists, he is just doubtful that humans are the cause of it. There is no question the earth has been warming. It is coming out of the "Little Ice Age," he said in an interview this week. "However, 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," Bryson said. The Little Ice Age was driven by volcanic activity. That settled down so it is getting warmer, he said.
Humans are polluting the air and adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, but the effect is tiny, Bryson said.
"It's like there is an elephant charging in and you worry about the fact that there is a fly sitting on its head. It's just a total misplacement of emphasis," he said. "It really isn't science because there's no really good scientific evidence."
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(he asks, tongue in cheek)
The best part of this story is that he is/was a professor from the second most liberal school in America...
When a bureaucrat says there is a 90% chance of something, he is saying that he has absolutely no clue. It is a maybe/maybe not statement. The 10% is just a place-holder, so when the maybe not happens, be bureaucrat has a way out.
Does anybody seriously think this 90% figure was arrived at through any rigorous scientific process?
Nah, the best part of this article was the fact that the only people they could find for a rebuttal were an ASSISTANT professor of atmospheric and oceanic studies and an ASSOCIATE scientist (read grad students). Plus, when’s the last time you read a pro-global warming article where they included an opposing opinion?
He is retired.
I guess now I will have to devise a /joke tag when making a joke.
However, if one makes a joke, and no one gets it, then perhaps the joke should not have been made in the first place.