Monday, March 19, 2007

Gilding the lily

Two climate change scientists have spoken out to say that they believe that some of their colleagues are lying making unsound predictions.
Two leading UK climate researchers say some of their peers are "overplaying" the global warming message and risk confusing the public about the threat.

Professors Paul Hardaker and Chris Collier, both Royal Meteorological Society figures, are voicing their concern at a conference in Oxford.

They say some researchers make claims about possible future impacts that cannot be justified by the science.

The pair believe this damages the credibility of all climate scientists.

Now, now, come on, chaps; all your colleagues are doing is getting "some broadbased support, to capture the public's imagination" and the environmental scientists' way of doing that is "to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements".

After all, it's for our own good, ain't it?

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