We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Okay, so why is this PhD, this professor, this accomplished climatologist, able to make such a sensational charge, and get so little press coverage? I heard the name in passing, on FoxNews, and had to dig for the "Associated Content" story.
Globe and Mail Update
June 26, 2007 at 8:40 AM EDT
Every single sector in financial markets will be touched by the climate
change debate, though companies will be affected in different ways, a major
global bank is saying.
UBS Investment Bank examined how companies will be influenced by
climate change, and found six global stocks that represent the most
“interesting opportunities.” They are all European: ABB, EDF, Intertek,
Saint Gobain, Siemens and Swiss Reinsurance.
The report comes as a growing number of investment banks are issuing research reports on climate change and how it will affect investments.
“We believe that no sector is untouched,” Julie Hudson, head of socially responsible investment research, told Business News Network, adding that the issue has now become a facet of risk management for companies...snip
Patina, starting to see a "derived-demand" market being stimulated, are you? Me, too.
B, thanks for featuring Dr. Morner. His is more important, I think, than many of the anti-AGW statements, in that, unless the sea levels are rising, then the whole construct, GW itself, not merely AGW, is suddenly an entirely different sort of issue (that is, a political, not a scientific).
If Dr. Morner is credible, it's as if there's an all-points bulletin out for the bank robbers, the tri-county area is roadblocked, the national guard is coming in on helicopters, and the little old lady head teller struggles through the police cordon and whispers to the Governor, the Mayor, and the Chief of Police that she just got finished counting, and actually all the money is still in the vault.
Lawrence Solomon, a financial writer at the Canadian National Post is looking into the dissenters from the so-called consensus on global warming, and has experienced some surprises. In what has now turned into a multi- part series titled "The Deniers." Solomon writes in the latest installment,
"More than six months ago, I began writing this series, The Deniers. When I began, I accepted the prevailing view that scientists overwhelmingly believe that climate change threatens the planet. I doubted only claims that the dissenters were either kooks on the margins of science or sell-outs in the pockets of the oil companies.
Somewhere along the way, I stopped believing that a scientific consensus exists on climate change. Certainly there is no consensus at the very top echelons of scientists" -- (where he drew his subjects) -- and certainly there is no consensus among astrophysicists and other solar scientists...If anything, the majority view among these subsets of the scientific community may run in the opposite direction"