Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Great Article

This has to be one of the most "fair and balanced" attempts at reporting on global warming I've ever seen. It presents evidence for both sides, gives both sides equal voice, and leaves any conclusion-drawing to the reader. Excellent article.

The words "global warming" provoke a sharp retort from Colorado State University
meteorology professor emeritus William Gray: "It's a big scam." And the name of climate researcher Kevin Trenberth elicits a sputtered "opportunist."

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where Trenberth works, Gray's name prompts dismay. "Bill Gray is completely unreasonable," Trenberth says. "He has a mind block on this."

Only 55 miles separate NCAR's headquarters, nestled in the Front Range foothills, from CSU in Fort Collins. But when it comes to climate change, the gap is as big as any in the scientific community. At Boulder-based NCAR, researchers project a world with warmer temperatures, fiercer storms and higher seas. From CSU, Gray and Roger Pielke Sr., another climate professor emeritus, question the data used to make those projections and their application to regional climate change.

Don't ever let anyone tell you there's a consensus on global warming, or that the debate is over. They're simply lying to you.