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The Merkin, this is not the place for this debate, nor a sensible way to conduct it. Certainly there has been controversy on anthropogenic climate change, but the scientific consensus at the moment is that it is a reality. There are outspoken critics of this view, but to claim that "every geologist, climatologist and non-charity-sponsored scientist" thinks it a myth is gross distortion. Are you claiming that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Geophysical Union, Shell Oil, and British Petroleum (to name just five bodies of many) include no geologists, climatologists, or non-charity-sponsored scientists? You are of course free to believe that they are all engaged in a "carbon lobby" conspiracy; my own opinion is that those on the other side of the debate, such as ExxonMobil, have a far clearer reason for bias.

Anyhow, I am attempting to defuse this argument, rather than prolong it. I encourage everyone to critically assess the various viewpoints and form their own conclusions, as I did. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warm... is a good starting point.
Wilbur, 15 years ago.

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