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  •  Muller may not agree that AGW has anything (5+ / 0-)

    to do with fire and drought - from the op-ed:

    It’s a scientist’s duty to be properly skeptical. I still find that much, if not most, of what is attributed to climate change is speculative, exaggerated or just plain wrong. I’ve analyzed some of the most alarmist claims, and my skepticism about them hasn’t changed.

    Hurricane Katrina cannot be attributed to global warming. The number of hurricanes hitting the United States has been going down, not up; likewise for intense tornadoes. Polar bears aren’t dying from receding ice, and the Himalayan glaciers aren’t going to melt by 2035. And it’s possible that we are currently no warmer than we were a thousand years ago, during the “Medieval Warm Period” or “Medieval Optimum,” an interval of warm conditions known from historical records and indirect evidence like tree rings. And the recent warm spell in the United States happens to be more than offset by cooling elsewhere in the world, so its link to “global” warming is weaker than tenuous.

    He is still being an denier, in a way - if his group didn't do the analysis, he doesn't accept it.

    so now he buys that we are experiencing warming and CO2 is the culprit. maybe in 20 years he will accept that the weather is changing.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 08:04:59 PM PDT

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