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The Skeptics are ‘Thrashing’ the Alarmists

James Taylor writes in Forbes:


The Skeptics Are Thrashing The Alarmists In The Global Warming Debate

So you thought Mitt Romney gave Barack Obama a good beating in last night’s debate? That is nothing compared to the beating climate realists have been inflicting on alarmists in the global warming debate.

Rarely will global warming alarmists step into the ring for a live debate that people can watch. There are good reasons for this. When you remove alarmists from the protection of a fawning liberal press and subject them to a debate on equal terms without media filters, embarrassing things tend to happen. Kind of like last night’s presidential debate.

But I digress.

Every now and then alarmists will kind of stick their toe in the water, afraid to have an actual live, unfiltered debate, but unable to refrain from using the print media to attack skeptics who make sound points.

For example, last week in this column I pointed out objective satellite measurements showing long-term growth in Antarctic sea ice and Antarctic continental ice. Alarmists immediately went into a frenzy of damage control. Some alarmists daringly stuck their toes into the water of print-media filtered debate.

Eric Berger, the Houston Chronicle’s self-proclaimed ‘SciGuy,’ was one of those alarmists who extended his toe. Explicitly referencing my column, Berger countered that the record growth in Antarctic sea ice is consistent with alarmist climate models. Wrote Berger, “climate models have generally predicted that Antarctic sea ice won’t change much in the coming decades, before eventually losing mass.”

Really, Eric? Would you like to take a moment for sober reflection before making such a foolish assertion?


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