William Gray, the foremost well-known and respected atmospheric scientific researcher, in an interview published in September 2005 Discover Magazine, comments in his article that he does not assume the politically correct position of the supposedly well-educated, mainstream media and some scientists.
Discover Magazine and many other prominent periodicals have printed articles stating that humans are the approximate cause of global warming over the last hundred years.
My opinion of the "most scientific" statement is that if one hears (reads) something often enough it becomes assumed fact. We geologists and others who look at the rock record can tell you that earth has been much warmer than it is now, and much colder many times in the past, and that includes the "recent" past. Most geologists do not support the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.
Global warming is a fact and has been a pleasantly increasing one for us humans for the last 10,000 years. There is undisputed evidence that the earth's ice has been melting for more than 10,000 years or so. Global warming is a fact, and so is global cooling. It is the human causation that is the fantasy and has been a fantasy since the 1980s when someone figured out that government grant money would be showered upon those who came up with the need to study a sufficiently great potential disaster. And now, the produced scenario becomes a self-perpetuating money pot.
It is time that we stand up to the politically mainstream media and distortion of the facts. The two Kennedy boys, Robert and Teddy-Boy, are famous in this regard, along with the other enviro-wackos.
Reference for this material can be obtained at our Payson Library in the Oil and Gas Journal, Aug. 22, 2005.