Re: Climate website questioned
, by Zach DiLoreto, Aug. 18.
Undergraduate student Zach DiLoreto does not appear to have looked closely at the International Climate Science Coalition website, or perhaps he hopes no one reading his letter to the editor will.
Anyone visiting our site can immediately see that we have a great deal of basic, well-referenced science presented. Here are samples currently on our home page.
The Nongovernmental International Panel on climate change is highlighted as a permanent link - this report has thousands of peer-reviewed science references that present the climate realist case.
The second item on our site is a link to a well-referenced overview of the science, economics and politics of the climate debate.
The fourth item links to a detailed analysis of the flaws in the New Zealand temperature record.
The fifth item links to a page we created on the recent finding that satellite heat-balance measurements of the Earth do not support the climate scare. We include links to both the abstract and the whole scientific paper on the issue by Spencer and Braswell.
Contrary to the assertion of DiLoreto, we have reported on many scientific topics over the four years we have been in existence, often including links to original scientific papers on such things as sea level in the Maldives, the weakening of cyclones across the world, etc.
Since climate change is such an intense topic of political debate, we are increasingly presenting the politics as well, such as our support for Texas Gov. Perry's statements about global warming.
DiLoreto should have done what David Suzuki should have done before going public with his criticisms - simply ask us about whatever concerned him. Had Suzuki and DiLoreto done their homework, they would have had no reason to criticize us at all.
TOM HARRIS, executive director, International Climate Science Coalition, Ottawa