Paleontologist and climate scientist Bob Carter recently gave a lecture at the Annual Conference of the Australian Environmental Foundation in Melbourne. With a deft blend of charts, data, and humor, the good professor demolished the basic premises of Al Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” In fact, he makes a pretty good case that, if anything, we need to be preparing for the consequences of an approaching global cooling. His lecture is posted in four parts (see links at the bottom of the article).
The more of this sort of thing I see, the greater is my hope that true science may yet get a grip on the hysteria and return to a more moderate treatment of the subject. This is too serious an issue to let politicians and celebrities set the agenda.