What Consensus of Experts?
I tackle this question in my oped in today’s Baltimore Examiner
Here’s a taste:
Science writers Ben Pile and Stuart Blackman researched the background of British and American IPCC panelists and found that a substantial portion of them are in fact not climate experts at all. Many of the panelists are social scientists, not climate scientists. One panelist is a graduate student in international affairs, who has yet to receive her doctorate. Other “experts” include political activists, administrative assistants, a network programmer and Web site designer.
Go read the whole thing.
UPDATE: As of 1:00 pm it is #3 on the Examiner’s Popular Stories.
A reader emailed to say, “I’m not familiar with your organization Red Maryland but as a lifetime resident of Maryland I want to tell you it’s not going to happen. Maryland was founded on the principles of freedom so you commies need to take your business elsewhere. Maryland will never be red.”
I assume he is joking.