UVA Scientists Refute Cuccinelli on Greenhouse Gases

Sunday, February 21, 2010

So much for any scientific basis behind Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's kooky anti-EPA lawsuit. Not that there was ever a moment of doubt that this was nothing more than another one of Cooch's far-right-wing, know-nothing, anti-science ideological crusades. Check this out.
Palaeoclimatologist William Ruddiman, professor emeritus, University of Virginia — and author of Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate and Earth’s Climate: Past and Future — is “confident” of the facts of manmade global warming, and that our emissions of greenhouse gases “carry great risk."


Atmospheric scientist Jennie Moody, research associate professor, University of Virginia, has concluded that “the public welfare is threatened by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions,” based on her own research and knowledge of the science.


Wildlife biologist Michael Erwin, research professor, University of Virginia, who feels “there is no question” about the link between greenhouse gases and sea level rise, warns of the consequences to the state of Virginia.
Of course, Ken Cuccinelli is so much more credible on scientific matters than three distinguished University of Virginia scientists. Not.