Quote of the Day: Peter Doran, Not a Climate Skeptic


Peter Doran, a researcher and associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Illinois, wrote this opinion piece titled Cold, Hard Facts in the New York Times. He is not a global warming skeptic, yet some of his research on Antarctica is (mis)used by many so-called "skeptics" to argue that global warming isn't a problem. Lets hope these people will read it:

Our results have been misused as 'evidence' against global warming by Michael Crichton … and by Ann Coulter… Search my name on the Web, and you will find pages of links to everything from climate discussion groups to Senate policy committee documents — all citing my 2002 study as reason to doubt that the earth is warming. One recent Web column even put words in my mouth. [...] In the meantime, I would like to remove my name from the list of scientists who dispute global warming. I know my coauthors would as well.

::Cold, Hard Facts, via Researcher Slams Skeptics' Distortions in New York Times Op-Ed. See also: ::The 4 Stages of Global Warming Denial