Alexander Cockburn, a lefty, lashes out against climate change hysteria for a second time:
The greenhousers endlessly propose that the consensus of "scientists" on anthropogenic climate change is overwhelming. By scientists they actually mean computer modelers. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and their computer-modeling coterie include very few real climatologists or atmospheric physicists. Among qualified climatologists, meteorologists and atmospheric physicists, there are plenty who do not accept the greenhousers’ propositions. Many others have been intimidated into silence by the pressures of grants, tenure and kindred academic garottes. (Read the whole thing.)
Of course, I agree. And after listening (live) to a talk by eminent climatologist Richard Lindzen last week, I’m now thoroughly convinced that the so-called climate change consensus is more like a well paid inquisition fueled by special interests. The actual science precludes most of what the climate modelers are using to fuel the crisis. But too many groups stand to benefit from the political response–starting with ADM and the ethanol crowd.