It starts like this:

Do you consult your dentist about your heart condition? In science, as in any area, reputations are based on knowledge and expertise in a field and on published, peer-reviewed work. If you need surgery, you want a highly experienced expert in the field who has done a large number of the proposed operations.

You published “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” (op-ed, Jan. 27) on climate change by the climate-science equivalent of dentists practicing cardiology…

… and gets even better. Go read it!


  1. #1 Daniel J. Andrews
    February 1, 2012

    Nice. I hadn’t realized the WSJ actually published the letter.

  2. #3 mark
    February 2, 2012

    Do Denialists believe that authors will never read what they are quoted as saying? Trenberth noted how he was misrepresented, and how other experts are aware of how he was misrepresented. Unfortunately, these corrections do not always make it to the same audience that hears the misrepresentation.