After posting on Sen. James Inhofe's "400 experts" report yesterday, I became more intrigued with global warming and people who are skeptical of it.
That actually led me to colleague Rob Emanuel's H2ONCoast blog where I came upon a link to an article on the BBC News WWW site by one of his colleagues, sociologist Dr. Kari Marie Norgaard of Whitman College. She describes why Americans and others pay so little mind to climate change despite its prominence - the "ostrich syndrome".
Her article also led me to an article by Dr. Benny Peiser, a social anthropologist, who argues that climate change is something to be managed, not feared.
Here is another article from BBC News listing the Top 10 reasons why global-warming skeptics dispute IPCC conclusions, and the counter-arguments. BBC News environment correspondent Richard Black has an interesting article "Climate: In praise of scepticism".
Finally, the BBC invited its readers to comment on its articles on climate "catastrophism" and "scepticism".
Very worthwhile reading.
Even for Sen. James Inhofe.
Today is the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He would have been 79. Spend a moment thinking of his legacy and what it has meant to the USA.
"If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -- Anatole France