Late Breaking News
|Date: July 31, 1998 11:00 am
Contact: Institute for Public Accuracy
Theresa Caldwell or Sam Husseini (202) 347-0020.
|At The End Of A Sweltering Month, Denial on Global Warming|
|WASHINGTON - July 31 - Despite record temperatures and the prevalent
view of the scientific community, some denial about global warming has not melted. In
recent days, a troop of global-warming deniers journeyed to Capitol Hill.
Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute was among those who testified Wednesday disputing the scientific weight of evidence on climate change. A number of environmentalists and scientists are available for comment, including:
Trenberth, who heads the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said: "This is amazing in view of the heat wave going on in Texas and throughout the southern U.S., major flooding in Iowa and New England, major droughts throughout the world and many fires. Extremes of climate are indeed increasing, breaking records by substantial amounts. In 1995, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated `the balance of evidence suggests there is a discernible human influence on global climate.' The evidence has since increased. These effects are costing billions of dollars, they are not benign. Michaels has few publications that indicate that he has scientific credentials in this area. When he shows up to conferences, the talk he gives is political, not a scientific talk."
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