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Global Warming Miscellany

A colleague said to me on the elevator this morning "looks like we're not going to have winter this year". I do have to admit that it has been a very mild winter. I even turned my heat off for a couple of days.

On the other hand, it has recently gotten cold again. We were both wearing jackets. And I've recently turned my heat back on.

Not every place in the world is having a mild winter, though.Apparently things are getting quite chilly in Europe.

Skepticism over global warming is growing. Dr.Fritz Vahrenholt, a German green activist, has joined the ranks of climate skeptics. According to this article in The No Tricks Zone

Vahrenholt’s skepticism started when he was asked to review an IPCC report on renewable energy. He found hundreds of errors. When he pointed them out, IPCC officials simply brushed them aside. Stunned, he asked himself, “Is this the way they approached the climate assessment reports?”

Vahrenholt decided to do some digging. His colleague Dr. Lüning also gave him a copy of Andrew Montford’s The Hockey Stick Illusion. He was horrified by the sloppiness and deception he found. 

And that's how climate skeptics are made. They see the sloppiness and deception and wonder if they are told the same story. I know my own journey towards skepticism began the same way.