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Doran sets the Record Straight on Global Warming

In an Op-Ed in today’s Times, Scientist Peter Doran vented his dismay at conservative commentators who took his January 2002 study of the Antarctic temperature out of context and used to to concluded that global warming was a fictitious theory. He sets the record straight…

Newspaper and television reports focused on this part of the paper. And many news and opinion writers linked our study with another bit of polar research published that month, in Science, showing that part of Antarctica’s ice sheet had been thickening — and erroneously concluded that the earth was not warming at all. “Scientific findings run counter to theory of global warming,” said a headline on an editorial in The San Diego Union-Tribune. One conservative commentator wrote, “It’s ironic that two studies suggesting that a new Ice Age may be under way may end the global warming debate.”

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July 27, 2006 - Posted by | The Environment

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