Some climate scientists are starting to wonder whether the global-warming hype has gotten out of control. Ya think?
In their efforts to capture the public’s attention, then, have climate scientists oversold global warming? It’s probably not a majority view, but a few climate scientists are beginning to question whether some dire predictions push the science too far.
“Some of us are wondering if we have created a monster,” says Kevin Vranes, a climate scientist at the University of Colorado.
Vranes, who is not considered a global warming skeptic by his peers, came to this conclusion after attending an American Geophysical Union meeting last month. Vranes says he detected “tension” among scientists, notably because projections of the future climate carry uncertainties — a point that hasn’t been fully communicated to the public.
Hmm. Could that be because most of our major media personalities, who are very proud of their skepticism, have clearly bought into the idea that we’re headed for a global calamity if the government doesn’t put onerous restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions?