Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Al Gore is a Greenhouse Gasbag

Hey, don't blame me for the title. That's what the Philadelphia Magazine used in their interview with Penn State University's Robert Giegengack, a geologist with nearly 50 years' experience.

The class is a typical-seeming group, heavy on girls, some of whom wear ripped jeans and do-rags, others of whom are carefully made up and snappily dressed, pulling their notebooks from designer bags. Midway through the class, Gieg says, “Now it’s time for us to talk about the number one political/environmental issue of our time.” He reads a snippet from a New York Times editorial about the Supreme Court global-warming case.

“What I’m going to try to do the rest of today and also probably on Tuesday is bring you up to date on this. I’ll try to avoid editorializing or politicking. I’ll just tell you some stuff. Give you information. There’s lot’s of stuff, and it’s very complicated.”

Gieg gazes upward toward his young charges. “Every single one of you knows more about this than Al Gore,” he tells the undergrads. “And vastly more than anyone in this present administration.”
Why is it that most of the criticism of catastrophic global warming predictions come from people that are over 60 and no longer rely on government grants? Looks like more melting of the global warming consensus to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is the Univ. of Penn. (the Ivy League School) not Penn St. Univ.