Well stated and well reasoned. Dr. Botkin seems obviously an environmentalist, the real kind, not an alarmist. He also seems deeply concerned about human caused global warming, but he sees it as a very low current priority. I also agree with his assertions that we have to take the morals and politics out of it. We need honesty, of course, but calling someone bad, or simply calling them bad names, because the disagree must stop. We need truth, not consensus.

Watts Up With That?

botkinPolicycritic writes: You need to read this, Anthony. He dismantles the IPCC 2014 report for Congress. Botkin’s bio:

“Daniel B. Botkin, a world-renowned ecologist, is Professor (Emeritus), Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara, and President of The Center for The Study of The Environment, which provides independent, science-based analyses of complex environmental issues. The New York Times said his book, *Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the 21st Century* is considered by many ecologists to be the classic text of the [environmental] movement.” His Environmental Science, now in its Sixth Edition, was named 2004′s best textbook by the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.”

Indeed, and I’ve made the full written testimony available, plus a video showing Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) poses questions to the witness panel at the Full Committee hearing titled, “Examining the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process.” where he grills Daniel B…

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