Thursday, January 18, 2007

Heidi Cullen hates Me!

To an even lesser extent than Robert Christopherson... partly because Dr. Cullen and I never met...

Many people know Dr. Heidi Cullen as the intelligent and friendly climatologist on the Weather Channel. She is a believer in human-caused global warming and believes it will lead to catastrophe if not stopped now. That is her scientific opinion and she is entitled to it.

However, she has called on the American Meteorological Society to "revoke their 'Seal of Approval' for any television weatherman who expresses skepticism that human activity is creating a climate catastrophe." That must be the scientific way, crush internal debate. Galileo would be proud.

I am a huge fan of Harm de Blij and Bjørn Lomborg when it comes to climate change. Both these doctors recognize climate change and Lomborg of the Skeptical Environmentalist fame even acknowledges humans have played some role with recent climate patterns but both these men point out how the Earth can and has violently changed climate quickly.

The most recent warming started in 1850 as the Earth left the "Little Ice Age" period. The pace at first as on par with the increase of today even though industrial activity back then has insignificant compared to today. Also, from around 1945 to 1975 the world was actually cooling at a rapid rate. I wonder what Dr. Cullen thinks of this.

By the way, the Russian Academy of Sciences has predicted global cooling will occur in 6 to 9 years.

The moral of the story is that scientists are still working things out and to terrorize dissenters with censure is wrong.


Anonymous said...

In the interest of accuracy, I can find no mention of global cooling or a scientist named Abdusamatov on the official Russian Academy of Sciences website. Just thought you might want to know.

Phil Bickel, Columbus, Ohio said...

Note to the anonymous poster: There are reams of info on 1970's Global Cooling theories. I was around and aware back then also and I remember the hysteria about man-made global cooling.

Check Wikipedia or just google it.

Typical of shallow hit-n-run leftist who beleive beyond all reason in their socialistic causes.

Pat Holley said...

Dear anonymous - you should try using Google.
I quickly found Khabibullo Abdusamatov (spelled
Habibullo I. Abdussamatov) on the staff of the Laboratory of Solar Physics at the Central Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences at Pulkovo.

You may dispute the findings, but it is not a boguscvstory.