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Saturday, December 12, 2009


This letter is in the Scotsman today:
Tom Ballantine (letters weds & again on friday) says that 84% of scientists believe in catastrophic global warming. This seems an interestingly precise figure, though it is well down from the "99%" or indeed "99.9%" claimed previously by alarmists. I would be interested to see what actual evidence he has for this assertion. The largest single expression of opinion is the 31,000 scientists who have signed the Oregon Petition saying rising CO2 is beneficial so Mr Ballantine should be able to produce a petition showing 162,000 scientists saying the opposite & other alarmists petitions of anything up to 31 million. On a number of alarmist websites, including "Realclimate" I have asked for the names of 2 prominent scientists, not funded by government or an alarmist lobby who have said that we are seeing a catastrophic degree of warming & none of them have yet been able to name even one. I extend this same invitation to Mr Ballantine & other Scotsman readers.
The highlighted bit is what they printed. Pity they left out the challenge to anybody to name even 2 independent alarmist scientists, particularly with the assorted politicians on radio yesterday failing that challenge. Ballantine's letters saying "84%" were on Wednesday & Friday. He also had this letter which doesn't use that interesting figure.

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