David Legates, WGMD 92.7 News Radio--Delmarva
"There are two sides in the global warming debateóthose who think the earth is doomed and those who do not believe anything is happening. There is also the question as to whether or not any global warming might be human-induced as opposed to a natural cycle. State Climatologist David Legates told WGMDís Randy Nelson show that the arguments on both sides concerning global warming-- really donít solve anything. Legates adds that rather than focusing on the climate issue, there are a lot of things than can be done on a prudent basis, such as conserving energy.”
Roy Spencer, New York Post
"Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, “big picture” understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem.”
As a result of data and reasoning described in their paper, Klotzbach and Gray say they “attribute the heightened Atlantic major hurricane activity of the 2004 season as well as the increased Atlantic major hurricane activity of the previous nine years to be a consequence of multidecadal fluctuations in the strength of the Atlantic multidecadal mode and strength of the Atlantic Ocean thermohaline circulation.”
Patrick J. Michaels, National Review Online
Mendacity on global warming is bipartisan. President Bush proposes that we replace 20 percent of our current gasoline consumption with ethanol over the next decade. But itís well-known that even if we turned every kernel of American corn into ethanol, it would displace only 12 percent of our annual gasoline consumption. The effect on global warming, like Kyoto, would be too small to measure, though the U.S. would become the first nation in history to burn up its food supply to please a political mob.
Eric Pfeiffer, The Washington Times
Scientists skeptical of climate-change theories say they are increasingly coming under attack—treatment that may make other analysts less likely to present contrarian views about global warming.
Joseph D’Aleo, Boston Herald
Jeff Montgomery, The Delaware News Journal
Bill Fortier, Worchester Telegram and Gazette