Skip to comments.Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says
Posted on 04/01/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Global Warming Denialism Just Foolishness, Scientist Peter Raven Says
U.S. prestige falling as world has pretty well given up on any American leadership facing climate change.
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One of the worlds most widely known and respected senior scientists tells ABC News that current denial about the basic daunting realities of manmade global warming is just foolishness.
He also reports that the rest of the world has now pretty well given up on its hope for U.S. leadership in dealing with global climate change.
His assessment reinforces our findings at the recent global climate summit in Durban, South Africa, that the vigorous anti-climate science movement in the United States has significantly damaged American prestige among European leaders who are struggling to deal with the daunting impacts of global warming.
Peter Raven, co-inventor in 1964, along with biologist Paul R. Ehrlich, of the bedrock concept of co-evolution (see footnote below), has long been a trusted adviser of American presidents, many other heads of state and government, religious leaders including popes, and countless congressional, academic and scientific leaders in the United States and around the world.
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Oh, just damn! This guy was big buddies with Paul Ehrlich? That explains much. Ehrlich is an anti-human alarmist from way back.
Nobody’s made more money off this than algore.
The Europeans have made it another tax.
If they were really worries about warming, they cuold just put an additive in jet fuel and we’d be freezing in no time.
Which American Presidents?
What other "heads of state and government"?
Which religious leaders?
Countless congressional (oxymoron)?
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on the "academic...leaders" around the world. But standing in a crowd of 30K people to see the pope doesn't constitute advisement. Attending a fund raiser for Hillary Clinton doesn't make him a "presidential advisor."
I've never heard of him and he sounds dillusional.
Very true. I'm an engineer today. But if I were to get an interview on MSNBC and preach about how CO2 was killing mother earth, they would change my title to Climate Scientist, give me an honorary PHD from Stanford, have me sign an IPCC document and hand me a check for $5,000 and maybe even call me Reverand....."Reverand Tenacious1, PHD"... Hmmm.
Now that I think about it, I hope I didn't completely miss the boat on this one.