Thursday, July 27, 2006

NYT Op-Ed: A scientist claims his research has been misused by conservatives

Cold, Hard Facts - Peter Doran in the New York Times: "Our results have been misused as “evidence” against global warming by Michael Crichton in his novel “State of Fear” and by Ann Coulter in her latest book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism.” Search my name on the Web, and you will find pages of links to everything from climate discussion groups to Senate policy committee documents — all citing my 2002 study as reason to doubt that the earth is warming. One recent Web column even put words in my mouth. I have never said that “the unexpected colder climate in Antarctica may possibly be signaling a lessening of the current global warming cycle.” I have never thought such a thing either.
I would like to remove my name from the list of scientists who dispute global warming. I know my coauthors would as well."


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