It Is Just Alarmism…

As predicted, the bandwagon is rolling. Steven Milloy, of the ironically titled junkscience.com, writes in the Canada Free Press about us “alarmists”. One study questions one aspect of global warming and the whole theory is thrown out.

Why is it when someone highlights a real problem they are labeled an alarmist? …Mr. Smith I don’t mean to cause you grief but the the cancer has spread…Well Doctor I believe your an alarmist so I am ignoring you.

Steven ends his article with “Does it really make sense to regulate first and ask questions later?” as a direct rebuke of the Precautionary Principle. The answer, dictated by responsibility, is yes.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





4 comments on “It Is Just Alarmism…
  1. I think it’s “Milloy.” It’s important to spell it correctly so we can track the people who trash his pseudo-science claims.

    Isn’t it ironic? You’d think a site named “JunkScience” would be exposing junk science, not promoting it, wouldn’t you? It would be rather like a fire department starting fires instead of putting them out.

    Of course, that did occur in the horror sci-fi story . . .

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