An ex­am­ple of global warm­ing fraud

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Fol­low­ing com­plaints by two re­searchers at the Geo­phys­i­cal Fluid Dy­nam­ics Lab­o­ra­tory in Plains­boro, N.J, Sen. Frank Laut­en­berg and Rep. Henry Wax­man are call­ing for hear­ings into al­le­ga­tions of sci­en­tific cen­sor­ship by the Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion. The re­searchers sought to write their own press re­leases and use Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina to trum­pet their spec­u­la­tions about hur­ri­canes and cli­mate change be­fore TV cam­eras.

If it were true that global warm­ing was caus­ing an in­crease in the fre­quency and in­ten­sity of hur­ri­canes, as the re­searchers claim, the re­cently con­cluded hur­ri­cane sea­son of 2006 should have been the worst ever. It was a dud. Global warm­ing skep­tics like William Gray of Colorado State Univer­sity, who has stud­ied hur­ri­canes for 50 years, were right; the alarmists were wrong — again.

The al­le­ga­tion by the re­searchers, pro­moted by the me­dia and pan­der­ing politi­cians, that the re­searchers were vic­tims of cen­sor­ship is false. Cen­sor­ship is the de­nial of a right to pub­lish. Their alarmist pa­pers have been pub­lished — all of them. They were de­nied self-serv­ing press re­leases and ap­pear­ances on television as spokes­men for the par­ent agency, the Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion. They were seek­ing pub­lic­ity for them­selves and to pro­mote a fab­ri­cated “con­sen­sus” on hur­ri­canes and global warm­ing. They have joined Al Gore and the au­thors of the global warm­ing “hockey stick” as pur­vey­ors of global warm­ing fraud. Leo F. John­son Bed­min­ster, New Jer­sey

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