The Australian front pages an article on “eminent historian” Don Aitkin who attacks the “quasi-religious” scientists of the IPCC for advocating that some action to combat global arming should be taken. Aitkin deploys the argument from incredulity
He says an increase in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide over the past century is agreed, some of it due to fossil fuels, cement-making and agriculture. However, normal production of CO2 is not known, and it makes up only a tiny part of the atmosphere. “How does a small increase in a very small component have such a large apparent effect? The truth is that no one has yet shown that it does.”
You wonder why the IPCC bothered to write their fine report if folks like Aitkin are just going to ignore it.
Nexus 6 has more.
I hope one day that the Australian balances the scales by having a climate scientist trash Aitkin’s area of expertise.