Old news, but I just came across this Peden editorial referenced on a discussion board, and since some folks out there evidently consider it relevant, figured I should a take a moment to point some stuff out:
The author claims the title of PhD, but there's no evidence of such a distinction, not even in the author's own bio. There is, in fact, nothing in the author's bio to indicate any more credibility in the field of climate change than you or I might have.
The guy just read a bunch of climate blogs, cobbled together the parts he liked, and duct-tapes on a big conspiracy theory to cover the holes. So enjoy the read, but...no, this isn't science. It's badly dated. it makes multiple major errors from top to bottom, and it veers into hopelessly-biased political rhetoric so often than any actual science is rendered valueless.
Note to "ecojunkie" in this thread: go ahead and defend your paper if you want, but show a little honesty?
<<<"I can't believe he took the time to carefully reduce the information to a point that regular folks could understand. It must have taken days to distill all that for the general public.">>>
Yeah, except in your previous Yahoo post you self-identify as James A. Peden. Do you refer to yourself in the third person in public, or is this a puttering-around-the-basement habit?
Every single major scientific foundation in every single developed country in the world has endorsed the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change. You are officially part of the problem. Please sit down and stop pretending to be a climate scientist.