Thursday, August 02, 2012
Not Exactly a Road to Damascus Type Conversion
But when was he ever a skeptic?
Jo Nova cuts him a new arseloch for several of his recent claims here.
Mark Morano has a lot about the man, including some disdain by Michael Mann.
Tom Nelson has a collection of quotes from Muller which throw a lot of doubt on the skeptic claim. They are:
"If Al Gore reaches more people and convinces the world that global warming is real, even if he does it through exaggeration and distortion - which he does, but he’s very effective at it - then let him fly any plane he wants." - Richard Muller, 2008
..."There is a consensus that global warming is real. ...it’s going to get much, much worse." - Richard Muller, 2006
..."Let me be clear. My own reading of the literature and study of paleoclimate suggests strongly that carbon dioxide from burning of fossil fuels will prove to be the greatest pollutant of human history. It is likely to have severe and detrimental effects on global climate." - Richard Muller, 2003
Not a lot of skepticism in those.
UPDATE: Nor is there a huge amount of skepticism in this lot. Money quote:
“It is ironic if some people treat me as a traitor, since I was never a skeptic — only a scientific skeptic,” he said in a recent email exchange with The Huffington Post. “Some people called me a skeptic because in my best-seller ‘Physics for Future Presidents’ I had drawn attention to the numerous scientific errors in the movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’ But I never felt that pointing out mistakes qualified me to be called a climate skeptic.” (Emphasis added).
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