Pat Michaels, Virginia "State Climatologist"? A critical perspective o n the issues
- Pat Michaels, Virginia "State Climatologist"? A critical perspective
on the issues
Posted on Sunday, October 01, 2006
The Washington Post ran an article on September 17 on the controversy
over whether Pat Michaels, long-time voice of the global warming
denial machine, was entitled to continue to identify himself as the
Virginia State Climatologist. Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine doesn�t want
Michaels appearing to speak for the state on global warming issues.
This guest contribution provides a critical perspective that goes
beyond what was developed in the Post�s coverage�about the legitimacy
of Michaels� designation as state climatologist, about Michaels�
funding sources and think tank affiliation, and about the meaning
of �climatologist� in the contemporary scientific context.