Description. – Conversion stories can be powerful.
[DAVIDW] I was on that gravy train, making a high wage in a science job that would not have existed if we didn’t believe carbon emissions caused global warming.
[JOHNOS] This link to a page on Forbes no longer exists. It was a column by [Nuke Mike] a climate expert who was alarmist but now believes climate change a problem but manageable. A heresy too far for Forbes.
[BLAIR] The best analogy I can see for before and after [#ButCG] is the perception, through the course of the movie, of the character of the Wizard from the Wizard of Oz. […] Having seen behind the curtain, my innocence has been lost and I no longer accept appeals to authority in this field.
I’m here before you to say that I was wrong in 2001. Just stop using something that I wrote 18 years ago, because it’s not accurate today. That was a lifetime ago. I’ve changed.
CALL me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that global warming was real and that the prior estimates of the rate of warming were correct. I’m now going a step further: Humans are almost entirely the cause.
1. No need for objections & replies. It’s an arms race. Counterexamples will do.
2. Roger Revelle, the grandfather of AGW, wrote an article with Fred Singer that would indicate a Damascus moment. The details are muddied by a lawsuit and scant direct evidence. Details at Eli’s and at the OSS Foundation.