“Consider the case closed on global warming,” claimed Time magazine in the February 19 issue.
The March 5 “Hannity & Colmes” showed why. The show brought on Dr. Timothy Ball, one of the climatologists in the new documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” While Ball discussed the new movie and how Al Gore has “got a lot of the facts wrong,” a list of global warming scientists rolled across the screen.
There was only one catch. The more than 70 names “indeed do question” and “are skeptics of this new mad hysteria here” about global warming, according to host Sean Hannity. The list had many prominent names, including three people connected to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climatologists, scientists and noted hurricane expert Bill Gray.
Many of the names might be familiar to readers who follow the issue, such as Dr. Richard Lindzen, a meteorologist from MIT, and Dr. Patrick Michaels, professor of environmental science from the University of Virginia.
The list also included two reviewers and an atmospheric science consultant affiliated with the U.N.’s IPCC. Those three were: Dr. Richard S. Courtney, a climate and atmospheric science consultant; Peter Dietze, an official reviewer and Dr. Vincent Gray, an expert reviewer.
Ball summed up the real nature of the current climate debate. “There’s no question it’s political and it’s driven by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a political organization.” Ball went on to point out that the 2,000 people who worked on the recent IPCC report included “bureaucrats” and “political people,” “not 2,000 scientists.”
Even then, co-host Alan Colmes asked Ball if he was “a denier” about global warming. Ball rejected the question and said “the Holocaust connotation is really quite obscene.”