anti-kyoto forces are true advocates
July 4, 2008 · Updated 1:06 PM
In his Jan. 14 letter (Global cooling is on the way, despite fear-mongering), Richard Holmes does not identify the scientists who purportedly support his suggestion that global warming is a hoax perpetrated on a gullible public by climatologists.
Notwithstanding his interpretation of the general view of paleoclimatologists, there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is being driven by human activities.
A recent paper in the journal Science reviewed the published literature on climate change between 1993 and 2003.
Not one of the 928 papers reviewed argued that current climate change is natural.
Questioning the scientific consensus is important as thats how scientific knowledge advances.
However, the way to do it is to publish ones data in peer-reviewed scientific literature, where it can be critically assessed by other scientists.
Holmes accuses climatologists of advocacy in relation to the Kyoto Accord.
It is, in fact, industry-funded anti-Kyoto lobby groups that are political and biased.