A pretty exhaustive story on global warming in the WaPo Sunday magazine. Entitled, “The Tempest“, it fills almost 8 full pages of the magazine, a leviathan of a piece. It’s written by Joel Achenbach, who has been alternately described as a “satirist” and an “explainer of he inexplicable.” Achenbach, with his own blog, the “Achenblog“, is not exactly the guy you want writing a serious piece on a serious subject. Still, he gets his bat on the ball a time or two, but his sarcasm shows through when talking about the many skeptics of global warming, the subject of his article. Here’s a link to the full article. Bill Gray, Professor Emeritus at Colorado State, who has spent his live studying climate change, is more or less the star of the piece. His skepticism is backed by science, of course. He has a great line in the article, noting that the computer models used by the global warming adherents can’t predict the weather in two weeks, much less in 100 years. Good point. Pat Michaels, climatologist at University of Virginia — and the state climatologist for Virginia — is also mentioned. Achenbach spends a fair amount of time with the folks over at CEI as well.
The bottom line is he spelled everyone’s name right (or so we think), and at least introduced the fact that there are scientists on the other side of the hysteria.
More importantly, Achenbach will be doing an on-line chat about this article at 11 a.m. today (EDT) at washingtonpost.com/liveonline. We hope you’ll log on, ask a few questions of our favorite satirist cum global warming expert, or just to say “bravo” for letting on that there are skeptics.[UPDATE] Here’s a link to the transcript of the on-line chat. Makes for some interesting reading.
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