Be skeptical of Skeptic’s skepticism of skeptics

Be skeptical of Skeptic’s skepticism of skeptics
July 20, 2012

Lord Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, is chief policy advisor to the Science... (read full bio)

Be skeptical, be very skeptical, of Skeptic magazine’s skepticism of climate skeptics. The latest issue has, as its cover story, a Climate Change Q&A, revealingly subtitled Climate Deniers’ Arguments & Climate Scientists’ Answers.

The article, written by Dr. Donald Prothero, a geology professor at Occidental College, opens with the bold heading How We Know Global Warming is Real and Human-Caused.

Anyone who starts out by using the hate-speech term “Climate Deniers” – laden with political overtones of Holocaust denial – cannot expect to be taken seriously as an objective scientist.

Despite this promise of “Climate Scientists’ Answers”, only four peer-reviewed papers by climate scientists are cited among the 41 references at the end of the article.

And the implicit notion that “Climate Deniers” are non-scientists while true-believers are “Climate Scientists” is also unreasonable. Many eminent climate scientists are skeptical of the more extremist claims made by the UN’s climate panel, the IPCC. We shall cite some of their work in this response to the Professor’s unscientific article.

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Lord Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, is chief policy advisor to the Science... (read full bio)