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Re: [ClimateArchive] Pat Michaels, Virginia "State Climatologist"? A c ritical perspective o n the issues

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  • npat1
    In Minnesota, questions about climate change go to a number of different people as shown in the Nov 20, 2004 Minneapolis Star Tribune by meteorologist Paul
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      In Minnesota, questions about climate change go to a number of
      different people as shown in the Nov 20, 2004 Minneapolis Star Tribune
      by meteorologist Paul Douglas: 'Capricious weather? Get used to it'
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClimateArchive/message/3269

      A Climatology Working Group includes:
      State Climatology Office - DNR Division of Waters
      Extension Climatology Office in Minnesota
      Academic Climatology - University of Minnesota
      A Climatology Working Group Statement on Climate Change says:
      ... "The subject matter is of professional interest to us, but we make
      no claim of expertise in this highly complicated and politicized field
      of study. Our thoughts on the issue are well represented by a policy
      statement prepared by the American Association of State Climatologists
      (AASC)". ... http://www.twincitiesams.org/

      Use of "highly complicated and politicized field of study" for climate
      change science has downplayed for many years the accepted consensus by
      an overwhelming number of the world's climate science modelers that
      global warming is happening due primarily to greenhouse gas emissions,
      and that the rate of global warming is expected to have very serious
      consequences during this century (some already taking place due to
      increased risk).

      Pat N

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      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.

      See Details
      http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/


      Update - Plotted temperature averages (1888-2005: monthly, annual) for
      public view at: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/patneuman2000/my_photos

      Global warming, let's do something about it. Our heart should be where
      our home is. Yahoo! Groups Links
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