In yesterday's installment, Mick Greggus pointed out to his adversary that the Internet was not a reliable place to source evidence against man made climate change:
". . . such searches can find outlandish evidence for just about any scientific theory you care to think of. Some scientists no doubt claim the world is flat."This amounts to an unhelpful attempt to associate his adversary with outlandish and 'flat earth' views. I have replied and await publication. Update 19.1.11: Published here (click link then scroll down).
Encounter between environmentalists!!
However the occasion gives the opportunity to point out that there are many well qualified scientists who contest what has become the orthodoxy on which public policy is now generally founded. Professor Richard Lindzen is one such impeccably qualified scientist.
In 2009 he gave a synopsis of why he contests the orthodoxy. It merits renewed consideration, not least for his comments on the oft repeated assertion that recent years show the hottest global mean temperatures on record. But the document would be worthy of careful consideration by Mick Greggus and is reproduced below in full.