So, I after looking at who was on Inhofe’s list of scientists that he claims dispute global warming and on the Discovery Institute’s list of Darwin dissentors, I thought I should see who was Inhofe’s list and this list of HIV/AIDS “rethinkers”. The HIV/AIDS list seems to be even dodgier than Inhofe’s, including chiropracters, homeopaths, poets and this Lovecraft-inspired entry:
Ivy Shoots. PhD student, Miskatonic University, Massachusetts; Fulbright Scholar
Anyway, there were five names on both lists:
Eduardo Ferreyra. President of the Argentine Foundation for a Scientific Ecology, which seems to just be Ferreyra and a couple of his friends.
In January 1980, conducted an expedition into a Jivaro indian tribe on the Wichimi River, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, few miles from the Peruvian border. He went along with CÃ©sar Miranda, Emerit Professor at the National University in CÃ³rdoba, Argentina, and together made a research that suggested the Jivaro indians came from Okinawa, Japan.
However, cloudbusting is definitely not “magic”, but a combination of
both natural science and empirical art, requiring the practitioner to
know much about modern science, climate and technical matters. They
must also have the capacity to feel the atmospheric orgone energy via
organ sensations, and to see the expressive language of the living
which appears across the whole of Nature, if one knows what to look
for, and has the eyes to see. It helps us to understand previously
inexplicable things such as the relationship between desert-spreading
and the subsequent appearance of droughts and heatwaves, both of which
fuel the misunderstood “global warming” and “El Nino” effects, which
in fact are regional in nature, and always connected with outbreaks of
expanding Saharasian desert atmospheres.
Joel Kauffman. Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Kauffman doesn’t think that orgone energy is causing global warming. No, he writes:
Either Warmers or Skeptics may accept that primordial ionizing radiation from within warms the Earth.
One explanation of this may be described by John Ray, M.A., Ph.D., writing from Brisbane, Australia: “The Holy Grail for most scientists is not truth but research grants. And the global warming scare has produced a huge downpour of money for research. Any mystery why so many scientists claim some belief in global warming?”
Justin Loew. Meteorologist, WAOW-TV. The comment that got him on to Inhofe’s list was this, where he does not seem to be disputing AGW:
Call me skeptical, but I think the headlines have shifted dramatically over the last year (to “climate change”) in response to the fact that the earth hasn’t warmed one degree since 1998. In fact, the average global temperature has gone down slightly. I suppose it might start to sound silly saying “global warming” when the globe hasn’t warmed for 10 years. If the AGW theorists are confident in the global climate model predictions of environmental armageddon, then they should not be afraid to continue using the term “global warming” or more accurately AGW.
In case anyone’s interested: There were four names on the Discovery Institute’s list of Darwin skeptics and on the list of HIV/AIDS doubters: Robert W. Bass, Bruce D Evans, Mae-Wan Ho, and Jonathan Wells.