Sunday, 3 August 2008

The Viscount Miscounts (once again)

Christopher Monckton puzzleHaving a look to what's been going on in the climate change area while i was on holidays, it seems a lot of attention has been gone to the Newsletter of the American Physical Society (APS) in which they gave word to Christopher Monckton, an amateur contrarian with a long history of climate change denial based on poor science.

Once again, the viscount has been messing up things, have a look here, here, here, here and a beginning of what's to become a full analysis here

The APS states the publication of the Monckton piece was ment solemnly for the cause of debating the topic. The contrarian view was written by Monckton whom actually was the only one the editers could find to defend the contrarian view.

Because of the misrepresentation by denialists of the true meaning of the publication of Monckton's piece, the APS has been obliged to attach this memo to Monckton's post :

The following article has not undergone any scientific peer review, since that is not normal procedure for American Physical Society newsletters.

The American Physical Society reaffirms the following position on climate change, adopted by its governing body, the APS Council, on November 18, 2007: "Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are changing the atmosphere in ways that affect the Earth's climate."

APS clearly states that :
"The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring"

More interesting in my opinion is the other text which was presented in the APS newsletter, for it's something a lot of people with opinions seem to lack : a tutorial on the basic physics of climate change.

Knowledge of those basics would save a lot of comments about the topic, for a lot of people are proving nothing but their ignorance. Which is a pity.

1 comment:

  1. Oh the good old Viscount. You should see what Eli Rabbet has to reveal abut this APS incident. What a thug-weasel this Monckton is - threatening legal action yet hiding behind an illness.