Green Nutters Undermine Greenery
Exaggerated and inaccurate claims about the threat from global warming risk undermining efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and contain climate change, senior scientists have told The Times.
Environmental lobbyists, politicians, researchers and journalists who distort climate science to support an agenda erode public understanding and play into the hands of sceptics, according to experts including a former government chief scientist.
Excessive statements about the decline of Arctic sea ice, severe weather events and the probability of extreme warming in the next century detract from the credibility of robust findings about climate change, they said.
Such claims can easily be rebutted by critics of global warming science to cast doubt on the whole field.
About time there was some slapping down of the Al Gores of this world by the real scientists. For too long the headline grabbing alarmists have been silently supported by reasonable men afraid of appearing to side with the Deniers, when they should have been seizing the middle ground.