The ‘cause' of promoting alarm over supposed man-made global warming has been losing steam as skeptics like S. Fred Singer find more facts on their side
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.
We visited with him during his recent visit to Chapman University. It was a happy occasion. After years of criticizing the allegedly "settled science," Singer's side of the debate is enjoying new and widespread credibility. This is thanks to many convergent developments.