[Coral-List] The Great Global Warming Swindle

Mark Eakin Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov
Fri Mar 23 16:09:00 EDT 2007

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.


C. Mark Eakin, Ph.D.
Coordinator, NOAA Coral Reef Watch
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Satellite Oceanography & Climate Division
e-mail: mark.eakin at noaa.gov
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