Wednesday, January 26, 2005
I promised to have read and posted about the actual report on global warming and climate change that I ranted about Monday. Well, I did read the entire report, and for 40 pages it's short on facts, citiations, and actual science. You can read the whole thing yourself here. (There's a link there to the PDF that has the full report). In the end, it wasn't as alarmist as Drudge or that idiot in the Telegraph made it out to be, but then again, the alarmist press release was the "news" that mattered. On the issue I cared most to find cited, global warming, the opening parargraph states that most scientist believe that global warming in happening and that human behavior is tha cause. Their citation? Another political panel report, not actual science. I didn't bother looking up THAT report, but I'd guess they might reference a different panel themselves. Anyway, go read it if you wish, and check out the Center for American Progress webpage that it's on. As I said, these people are in my building. I see 'em every day, and man, they are ANGRY (grrrr!) about dubya. It's not a think tank, it's a group-think tank!