The news that a sizable number of scientists had signed a document that questioned the commonly accepted wisdom that human activities contribute to the observed effects of global climate change was announced with some glee by people opposed to that view.
Apparently a number of the scientists who’s names appeared on the letter are reporting that they were not contacted in advance, and that they do not agree with the letter to which their signatures are appended.
From the Smog Blog:
“Dozens of scientists are demanding that their names be removed from a widely distributed Heartland Institute article entitled 500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares.
The article, by Hudson Institute director and Heartland ‘Senior Fellow’ Dennis T. Avery[,] purports to list scientists whose work contradicts the overwhelming scientific agreement that human-induced climate change is endangering the world as we know it.
DeSmogBlog manager Kevin Grandia emailed 122 of the scientists yesterday afternoon, calling their attention to the list. So far – in less than 24 hours – three dozen of those scientists had responded in outrage, denying that their research supports Avery’s conclusions and demanding that their names be removed.”
Read the rest here.
Gosh. Who’d have thunk it…
Shell Oil reports record breaking profits last quarter. And it turns out the Hudson Institute has some interesting connections to Exxon Mobile.
Ok, so 10% of the people on the list were wrong, that still leaves 450 or so who are actually deniers.
I blame the Heartland people for being sloppy, they should have checked that list again and called it a list of 400 or something.