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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Meteorolgist: We need to have cooler heads about AGW

Another dissenter from the so-called "consensus" on global warming appears in the Minneapolis St. Paul Star-Tribune:

Longtime WCCO-TV meteorologist Mike Fairbourne says that the environmental movement is practicing "squishy science" when it ties human activity to global warming.

Fairbourne's assessment Monday came on the same day that the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine appeared before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and announced that it has the signatures of more than 31,000 scientists -- including Fairbourne's -- who agree that the human impact on global warming is overblown.

Fairbourne, who joined WCCO in 1977 and has been a meteorologist for 40 years, said that while there is no doubt that "there has been some warming" of global temperatures in recent years ... there is still a pretty big question mark" about how much of that warming is from human activity.
"squishy science" - I like that!


1 comment:

Teaparty said...

Fairbourne's been around in this market forever and is a good guy.

This is an interesting development because, in my many episodes of give and take with local warmenists who object to my occasional column on the subject, they often use another local meteorologist in their arguments.

Until recently, Paul Douglas was the local warmenist's answer to "the science," and there was no end to the folks who would pull him out of the hat - "Paul Douglas says it is a very serious issue and he is a meteorologist."

Now, an equally prominent meteo says he thinks it's "squishy" and he in fact joins another, Dave Dahl, who thinks the entire theory is a hoax.

So now, in the Twin Cities market, two of the big three meteos are on record saying the theory is bunk.

I'll have to remember that the next time a local yahoo throws me the Paul Douglas line.