In a commentary in today's Washington Times, Timothy Ball, a respected climatologist, and Tom Harris, the executive director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, offer excellent reasons why global warming, the notion that the earth is rapidly warming or just about to, is not happening.
Separating climate fact from fiction
Timothy Ball/ Tom HarrisSeptember 26, 2007
This week is especially challenging for citizens trying to separate fact from fantasy in the climate debate. From the excited rhetoric of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's high-level event in New York, the pontifications of Ted Turner at the Clinton Global Initiative or politicians pandering for the green vote at President Bush's leaders summit, the public is in dire need of self-defense strategies.
The most reliable tool is simple skepticism. "I don't believe you; prove it" is an appropriate response to Al Gore and his climate campaigners. But such a charge is politically incorrect when applied to climate change so most people need something more passive, a climate change propaganda detector.