Outrage in the Climate Science Community Continues Over the "500 Scientist" List

Outrage in the Climate Science Community Continues Over the "500 Scientist" List
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Earlier today we broke the story about dozens of scientists outraged at the use of their good names in an article by Heartland Institute’s “Senior Fellow” Dennis Avery (pictured above) posted on their website entitled 500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares.

The article is written by Dennis Avery, a “Senior Fellow” at the Heartland Institute. The article which was first published by another think tank called the Hudson Institute, where Avery is also listed as a “Senior Fellow,” has bounced around the internet as proof that there is great doubts about the realities of human-caused global warming.

The letters are pouring in from angry scientists, with over 45 scientists now demanding that there names be stricken from the list, some are going much further and threatening legal action.

Here’s some more quotes:

I am very shocked to see my name in the list of “500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares”. Because none of my research publications has ever indicated that the global warming is not as a consequence of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, I view that the inclusion of my name in such list without my permission or consensus has damaged my professional reputation as an atmospheric scientist.”

Dr. Ming Cai, Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology, Florida State University.

Just because you document natural climate variability doesn’t mean anthropogenic global warming is not a threat. In fact I would venture that most on that list believe a natural cycle and anthropogenic change combined represent a greater threat.”

Peter F. Almasi, PhD Candidate in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Columbia University

Why can’t people spend their time trying to identify and evaluate the facts concerning climate change rather than trying to obscure them?”

Dr. James P. Berry, Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

They have taken our ice core research in Wyoming and twisted it to meet their own agenda. This is not science.”

Dr. Paul F. Schuster, Hydrologist, US Geological Survey

Please remove my name IMMEDIATELY from the following article and from the list which misrepresents my research.”

Dr. Mary Alice Coffroth, Department of Geology, State University of New York at Buffalo

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Outrage in the Climate Science Community Continues Over the "500 Scientist" List

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