British Scientist Criticizes U.S. ‘Climate Loonies’

You’ve got to love those Brits for their ability to be so forthright and out-spoken…

A leading British scientist said on Friday that the growing ferocity of hurricanes hitting the United States was very probably caused by global warming and criticized “climate loonies in the States.”

Sir John Lawton, chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution that advises the government, made what the Independent newspaper said was a thinly disguised attack on the stance of the Bush administration.

“The increased intensity of these kinds of extreme storms is very likely to be due to global warming,” Lawton told the newspaper in an interview. “If this makes the climate loonies in the States realize we’ve got a problem, some good will come out of a truly awful situation.”

Asked what conclusion the “climate loonies” in the Bush administration should draw from the “two powerful hurricanes hitting the United States in quick succession, Lawton said”:

“If what looks like is going to be a horrible mess causes the extreme skeptics about climate change in the U.S. to reconsider their opinion, that would be an extremely valuable outcome.

“There are a group of people in various parts of the world … who simply don’t want to accept human activities can change climate and are changing the climate. I’d liken them to the people who denied that smoking causes lung cancer.”

Now the question is: Who will step up next to call another branch of the Bush administration “loonies?”

Bookmark and Share

About Pamela Leavey

Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to British Scientist Criticizes U.S. ‘Climate Loonies’

  1. BlueWashington says:

    Does it take Leading British Scientist to label the Bush administration “loonies”?

    Here, I’ll step up – “THEYRE ALL NUTS!”

    Any questions? No?

    Yeah, it’s all self explanitory.

  2. Blue Washington

    It seems to make it into the MSM is takes something. But you win the prize!

  3. BlueWashington says:

    Naw. I can’t. The problem here is even my 5 year son knows there’s something wrong with the president. I keep having tell him the president is an idiot and that really he can’t help himself.

    It’s turning into quit a learning experience. I tell my son my son not to grew up and be like the president. “You need to make something of yourself,” I tell him. Be like John Kerry.