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Ed Whitfield

The two columns below show quotes (left column) from Ed Whitfield paired with what the science says (right column). Click on text in right column for full details.


Quotes by Ed Whitfield vs What the Science Says
"French scientist Claude Allegre is the most outspoken skeptic of global warming."
15 March 2011 (Source)

97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.

"the ice in the Antarctic is growing"
8 March 2011 (Source)
Satellites measure Antarctica losing land ice at an accelerating rate.
"we know that we have had warming periods in the past. We have had the Minoan warming period, the Roman warming period, the medieval warming period. And during that time, there was no industrialization, and so CO2 carbon emissions were not as high as they are today. Why? We don't exactly know the answer."
8 March 2011 (Source)
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
"the NOAA temperature monitoring stations...85 percent of these stations were unduly close to heat?generating areas"
8 March 2011 (Source)
Urban and rural regions show the same warming trend.
"you hear this so frequently with IPCC, it is disserving in many ways."
8 March 2011 (Source)

Numerous papers have documented how IPCC predictions are more likely to underestimate the climate response.

"I remember Dr. Landsea, who was an expert on hurricanes, served on a panel at the IPCC, in fact read the study on hurricanes, and he testified here that someone at the IPCC announced emphatically that more hurricanes were a direct cause of global warming. He was so upset about it, because he said the science is simply not there, that he resigned from IPCC."
8 March 2011 (Source)
There is increasing evidence that hurricanes are getting stronger due to global warming.
"when you consider Dr. Lai on the 2007 IPCC who made the comment that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by the year 2035, which I think then he backed off of that and said, you know, I don't ?? that was a mistake, we are not ?? this is not accurate."
8 March 2011 (Source)

Glaciers are in rapid retreat worldwide, despite 1 error in 1 paragraph in a 1000 page IPCC report.

"greenhouse regulations will have a major impact on our economy, mainly because we don't yet have an available technology to control carbon emissions on a commercial scale."
8 March 2011 (Source)
Scientific studies have determined that current technology is sufficient to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to avoid dangerous climate change.
"unilateral action by EPA would not make much of a difference, especially given the fact that China emits more greenhouse gases than the U.S."
8 March 2011 (Source)

If every nation agrees to limit CO2 emissions, we can achieve significant cuts on a global scale.

"computer models seem to have difficulty making seasonal or yearly forecasts and they certainly, according to many scientists, have great difficulty trying to forecast 100 years down the road."
8 March 2011 (Source)
Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.
"the American people...will feel the real effects of capping carbon emissions through job losses and higher electricity rates"
15 December 2009 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.



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