Lawrence Solomon: Reuters joins list of global warming skeptics

(April 16, 2013) Reuters and its environmental correspondent, Alister Doyle, join the list of newly skeptical global warming journalists, with an article today entitled “Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown.”

This article was first published by the National Post.

Why have global warming models failed to predict that temperatures would stop rising? Doyle makes clear that scientists are all over the map on this and other climate change issues. They are unsure as to whether the pause would be short-lived or not, with theories abounding as to what could be driving the climate, among them that “greenhouse gases trap less heat than previously believed” and that “a combination of factors or some as yet unknown natural variations” may be at play.

“Some experts say their trust in climate science has declined because of the many uncertainties,” Doyle reports, citing among others Richard Tol, an authority in climate change at the University of Sussex in England who has also been an author of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports. “My own confidence in the data has gone down in the past five years,” Tol matter-of-factly states.

Doyle joins other prestigious journalists at The Economist and the London Telegraph who this year for the first time have begun to fundamentally question the supposedly rock-solid science upon which governments have been attempting to reshape society.

Lawrence Solomon is executive director of Energy Probe and author of The Deniers. Follow Lawrence Solomon on Twitter.

This article was first published by the National Post.

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