Many eminent scientists have joined the scientific chorus condemning the global warming activism in Science in recent days. Here, another signs up: Beng on the money
The GWPF has made a new appointment to its Academic Advisory Council. Alongside luminaries like Dick Lindzen we will now also see Lennart Bengtsson, former head of the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting and director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.
A very eminent guy, in other words.
This is a big deal in my opinion, and will make it increasingly hard for critics to try to brush GWPF aside.
Marcel Crok has been quick off the mark and has published a short interview with Bengtsson, looking at why he decided to sign up with GWPF and his position on scepticism.
I know some of the scientists in GWPF and they have made fine contributions to science. I also respect individuals that speak their mind as they consider scientific truth (to that extent we can determine it) more important than to be politically correct. I believe it is important to express different views in an area that is potentially so important and complex and still insufficiently known as climate change.
That follows on from Dr David Kear, earlier this week.