Those evil “deniers“, the atheists in the greenhouse gas church of our lord Al Gore, persist in their skepticism of environmental catastrophe despite the personal and professional scorn heaped upon them. The latest scientist to speak out for the dark side was none other than the former editor of New Scientist, Nigel Calder.
When politicians and journalists declare that the science of global warming is settled, they show a regrettable ignorance about how science works.
At issue is newly published research by Danish weather scientist Henrik Svensmark that implicates the interaction of cosmic rays and cloud clever as the main effector of climate change and relegates man-made causes to a less significant role. (Alarmist criticism of the theory is here.)
A few Indian scientists are creating a stir as well reports the Hindustan Times:
Some experts have questioned the alarmists theory on global warming leading to shrinkage of Himalayan glaciers. VK Raina, a leading glaciologist and former ADG of GSI is one among them.
He feels that the research on Indian glaciers is negligible. Nothing but the remote sensing data forms the basis of these alarmists observations and not on the spot research.
Raina told the Hindustan Times that out of 9,575 glaciers in India, till date, research has been conducted only on about 50. Nearly 200 years data has shown that nothing abnormal has occurred in any of these glaciers.
It is simple. The issue of glacial retreat is being sensationalised by a few individuals, the septuagenarian Raina claimed. Throwing a gauntlet to the alarmist, he said the issue should be debated threadbare before drawing a conclusion.
Those darn contrarian Indians. Perhaps for more serious science we should return back to the United States where a joint study between University of Colorado’s National Snow and Ice Data Center and University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory is concluding that two of Greenland’s glaciers are melting variably and not at an increasing rate.
So rather than being an open and shut case as the catastrophists claim, it looks like the debate concern global warming continues whether they like it or not.