Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Industry-Backed Author: The ‘Vast Majority’ of Climatologists Don’t Believe In Global Warming

Bonner Cohen is a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, where he is paid by the fossil fuel industry to distort the facts about global warming and other environmental issues. He works closely with Steve “Junkman” Milloy, who is one of the leading promoters of misinformation about global warming through his website, junkscience.com.

Today, as a guest on C-SPAN’s National Journal, Bonner claimed that the “vast majority” of climatologists are “agnostic” on global warming. Bonner explained that meant they weren’t convinced “there is a causal relationship between emissions of greenhouse gases and [warming] the climate.” In the end, climatologists might conclude the impact of greenhouse gases is “the exact opposite.”

This is completely false. Thousands of scientists — participating in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — have agreed that global warming is real and humans are responsible for much of it.

In the video a caller challenges Bonner to name climatologists who dispute that greenhouse gas emissions warm the climate. He fails to name a single one.

Posted by Judd for ThinkProgress.org

1 comment:

JCM said...

Bonner Cohen wrote the book for Capital Research Center, not the Center For Public Policy Research. Capital Research Center is a non-profit think tank in Washington, DC. Check out Capitalresearch.org for more infomation.