“Enter Fred Singer, deflater of things alarming: ‘If there is no warming between 1978-2000, then IPCC’s case collapses, and so do all policies built on the IPCC conclusion.'”
Mark Landsbaum writes in the Orange County Register:
For quite some time, S. Fred Singer waged a quixotic campaign fighting windmills, so to speak. He disputed the claims of global warming alarmists that mankind is dangerously overheating the Earth, a claim that, not so coincidentally, gave a big boost to the windmill industry, to bring our metaphor full circle.
Singer admittedly doesn’t have Al Gore’s science credentials. He’s never won an Oscar for narrating a Powerpoint movie chock full of errors.
Rather, Singer is professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, with an engineering degree from Ohio State and Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He has about a half century of research and published works in atmospheric and space physics. He also is founder and president of the Science & Environmental Policy Project, where “we work without salaries and are not beholden to anyone or any organization,” and don’t solicit government or industry support, relying instead on contributions from individuals and foundations…