Fri 27 Mar 2009
Count me among those who’ve concluded that climate change is fact, not fiction. I have been convinced that consensus has largely been reached within the scientific community. While there are scientists who deny that climate change is the result of human activity, they are clearly in a tiny minority. Yet, especially among Republicans on Capitol Hill, I am continually running into people who are firmly convinced that it just ain’t so.
Given this strong belief that climate change is fantasy, I think it would be valuable to print two recent opinion pieces that give the opposing arguments. The case against climate change being a consequence of the activities of mankind is made by George Will in a March 15 piece in the Washington Post entitled Dark Green Doomsayers. The case for is made by Chris Mooney in piece directly addressing the Will claims entitled Climate Change Myths and Facts, which appeared in the March 21 Washington Post.
I personally find it very difficult to find Will credible on this. I’d be interested in reader comments.