Paul Krugman Demolishes Gobal Warming Skeptics
On ABC’s “This Week,” economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, no stranger to academic discussions, took on the global warming skeptics (via Mediaite). Purloined emails from a hacked climate research server have been grabbed onto by those who aim to prove global warming is a hoax. Krugman makes the point that “there is not a single smoking gun” in “Climategate.”
Krugman: All those e-mails — people have never seen what academic discussion looks like. There’s not a single smoking gun in there. There’s nothing in there. And the travesty is that people are not able to explain why the fact that 1988 was a very warm year doesn’t actually mean that global warming has stopped. I mean, that’s loose wording. Right?
Everything is about — we’re really in the same situation as if there was one extremely warm day in April. And then people are saying, well, you see, May is cooler than April, there’s no trend here. And that’s what — the travesty is how hard it has been to explain…
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