“Confidence Melting Away: Doubts Grow in Climate Change Debate”
Yes, ABC News actually said that. Maybe there is hope that the mainstream media will start covering climategate.
The article begins by poking fun at Glaciergate, including this comment:
But why wasn’t this clearly nonsensical claim noticed long ago by at least one of the 3,000 scientists who contributed to the IPCC report?
They move on to Climategate and the Hockey Stick, but must have been in touch with Wikipedia, as they call it the “E-Mail Scandal,” and even though they were able utter the word Glaciergate, they couldn’t spit out the word Climategate.
But all in all, it’s a very good skeptical view of climate science, especially for ABC, and they do quote skeptics like geologist and glacier expert John Shroder, German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen, and climate expert Roger Pielke Jr.
They close with:
Climatologists are now calling for reforms. Pielke, for example, is concerned about the way authors and peer reviewers work, how they are appointed by the IPCC and how literature is used that, as in the case of the Himalayan glacier, does not come from peer-reviewed professional journals.
…the community is sometimes reluctant to include troublesome critics in its efforts. For instance, when the IPCC recently set up a special working group to address natural disasters, the US government nominated ecologist Pielke. The IPCC declined to appoint him.
It’s worth a read, and an article you can send to your friends that only trust the mainstream media.
Full story: ABC News
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