WSJ’s Favorite Skeptics Headed for Chicago

Published February 17, 2010

CHICAGO – The Wall Street Journal today (Feb. 17, 2010) reported on the meltdown of the school of global warming alarmism in the heat of recent disclosures about climate research. The newspaper cited three global warming skeptics who are scheduled to appear at the fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago May 16-18.

Under the headline “Climate-Research Controversies Create Opening for Critics,” WSJ reporters Gautam Naik and Keith Johnson reported on “… a group of scientists who question the mainstream view that human activity is warming the planet to dangerous levels.”

The reporters cited:

* Dr. John R. Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and a former contributor to the 2001 report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

* Dr. Richard Lindzen, a professor of meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and past contributor to an IPCC report.

* Dr. Willie Soon, a professor at Harvard University.

Interestingly, each has a different theory about what causes climate change, but all agree the Earth doesn’t face an imminent crisis from the slight rise in global temperatures in the first half of the twentieth century. They all are skeptical that human activity played a significant role in that warming.

The three will join some 70 other scientists, economists, elected national legislators, and policymakers at the Chicago climate conference, which is expected to attract 700 attendees. Accredited journalists in print or online will receive complimentary registration.

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