« Carbon Dioxide, Sea Level, And New York City's Happy Future | Main | It's Jack Lew, And Screw You »



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


It's interesting (sad) how all one needs to do to introduce doubt is to say that some "scientists" are skeptical. The term is associated with objective, even-handed science, and contrasted with reactionary advocacy. Fisheries scientists are skeptical about overfishing, Exxon-employed "environmental" scientists are skeptical about global warming, tobacco-industry scientists are skeptical their product is addictive or carcinogenic, Paul Krugman is skeptical about the end of growth. So as long as so many credentialed thinkers are "skeptical", action is not required. We'll sit on our hands and wait for consensus.

The comments to this entry are closed.