Mr. Cockburn claims that, in fact, there are plenty of skeptics amongst "real" climatologists and then goes on to cite some:
Zbigniew Jaworowski, a physician with expertise on the effects of atomic radiation--a smart guy, but not a climatologist.
Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory--also not a climatologist.
Dr. Jeffrey Glassman, applied physics and engineering--not a climatologist.
Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, PhD in ecological climatology-- one plausible climatologist! But, alas, one whose scientific skepticism may be compromised by his overt political leanings.
Denis Rancourt, PhD in general physics--not a climatologist.
Now I'm not a climatologist either, but my limited understanding suggests that climatology is an immensely complex field. I would proffer that any skepticism can only be taken seriously when it comes from professionals with actual expertise in the field, and not just armchair skeptics.
Jul 25 2007 - 4:28am