An example of global warming fraud
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