In December, we reported (along with other conservative bloggers) that a Media-hyped global warming “skeptic” was no such thing.
Wonder if Yahoo! (who led with a story about said supposed skeptic) will similarly hype this story about a global warming alarmist recanting:
Environmental scientist James Lovelock, renowned for his terrifying predictions of climate change’s deadly impact on the planet, has gone back on his previous claims, admitting they were ‘alarmist’.
Lovelock admits he “made a mistake”:
The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. . . . We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear cut, but it hasn’t happened.
The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world
[The temperature] has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising – carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that.
He told MSNBC that “he now thinks he had been ‘extrapolating too far.’” (MSNBC link via Instapundit.) Well, at least MSNBC has reported the story. Wonder if other left-leaning media outlets will do the same.