[Coral-List] The Great Global Warming Swindle

scott.stripling scott.stripling at noaa.gov
Fri Mar 23 19:55:02 EDT 2007

Coral Listers-

The meteorological community was abuzz earlier this year, with the 
release of this
IPCC (4th) report in February, and the American Meteorological Society's 
of the World Meteorological Organization statement on Climate Change and
Tropical Cyclones, issued in January. It appears that the skeptics from 
the met
and climate communities continue to dwindle in numbers and are now in 
the very
small minority. These two very important reports were consensus 
statements where
many members had to bend over and give in to find common ground. 
However, it
is even surprising to me to see how far we (the met community) have come 
with this issue
in the past few years.

A more direct link for the IPCC report is  http://www.ipcc.ch/SPM2feb07.pdf
and the AMS endorsement statement and WMO link is at 

I concur with Mark, and suggest reading through the reports and 
educating yourself
on the data. There is a broad spectrum of views available in the media 
and on the web,
and any angle on these topics can be found, or massaged, to present ones 
personal taste.

Happy reading, and please carry on with your debate.

Scott Stripling
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mark Eakin wrote:
> It continues to amaze me when reputable scientists rely on partisan  
> or opinionated sources as reliable references for scientific  
> discussions.  NGOs and politicians on both sides of this, and most  
> other, debates often use selective data to make their points.   
> Journalists may go even farther to maximize their draw.
> I suggest that you skip the opinion web sites and read the IPCC  
> report.  The 4th assessment report is now coming out.  It was  
> developed by more than 2,000 scientists from more than 100  
> countries.  This is an intergovernmental body, meaning that  
> scientists involved were cleared by their governments.
> The Summary for Policy Makers for Working Group I "The Physical  
> Science Basis" was released in February and is available from http:// 
> www.ipcc.ch/.  If you really care about the issue, you can manage to  
> read the 13 pages of text plus figures.
> Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability will be  
> released on 6 April.
> Cheers,
> Mark
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