Global Warming Skeptic Claims Environmental ConversionThursday, May 25, 2006By Steven Milloy
Al Gore’s new global warming movie is apparently causing some to think that a major turning point in the debate is at hand.
The ranks of the so-called global warming “skeptics” were supposedly thinned this week when prominent environmental commentator Gregg Easterbrook announced his defection in a May 24 New York Times op-ed.
“As an environmental commentator, I have a long record of opposing alarmism. But based on the data I’m now switching sides regarding global warming, from skeptic to convert,” wrote Easterbrook, a senior editor with The New Republic and a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Easterbrook a “skeptic”? With “a long record of opposing alarmism”? Are there two Gregg Easterbrooks?
What kills me about the whole thing is that people expect us to take these "scientists" at their word when they so obviously trying to manipulate the debate using the media and any loud mouthed politician looking for an oportunity to score votes.
How can one come to ANYother conclusion than this? What person on a quest for factual evidence and substantiation of a theory or hypothesis would ONLY consider one side of the evidence in any case? Anyone who wants to know the whole story considers ALL of the evidence. Anyone who only considers the information that supports their theory is ... not searching for truth.
So where does that leave us? When the scientists become politicians and business men who will we look to for factual scientific explinations? Aparently that's becoming a very difficult question.
-One Angry Christian