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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:09 AM

Prominent climate-change denier now admits he was wrong

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/29/158593/prominent-climate-change-denier.html#storylink=omni_popular

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012Modified Monday, July 30, 2012

By NEELA BANERJEE | Tribune Washington Bureau
By NEELA BANERJEE

WASHINGTON The verdict is in: Global warming is real and greenhouse-gas emissions from human activity are the main cause.

This, according to Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkely, a MacArthur fellow and co-founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and hundreds of other climatologists around the world came to such conclusions years ago, but the difference now is the source: Muller is a long-standing, colorful critic of prevailing climate science, and the Berkeley project was heavily funded by the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation, which, along with its libertarian petrochemical billionaire founder Charles G. Koch, has a considerable history of backing groups that deny climate change.

In an opinion piece in Saturday's New York Times titled "The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic," Muller writes:

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:17 AM

1. If it took Richard A. Muller this long

to figure it out, I think University of California should fire this dumb ass!

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Response to B Calm (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:14 AM

2. I would second that

 

Mostly because he would be "skeptical" of work other competent scientists have done until he has "done his own research on the subject" (i.e. learned WTF is going on).

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:17 AM

3. Yeah and his answer is fracking. Snort. Crotch Bros. funding recipient.

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