July 31, 2012

Koch-Funded Scientist Admits Climate Change is Real

Wait, what? Yes, you read it right: another scientist -- and one funded by the Koch brothers, no less -- has admitted that climate change is real and caused by humans.

I can't say it any better than climate scientist Michael Mann, creater of the infamous hockey-stick graph. The article in the Christian Science Monitor quotes him as writing on his Facebook wall:

"There is a certain ironic satisfaction in seeing a study funded by the Koch Brothers -- the greatest funders of climate change denial and disinformation on the planet -- demonstrate what scientists have known with some degree of confidence for nearly two decades: that the globe is indeed warming, and that this warming can only be explained by human-caused increases in greenhouse gas concentrations. I applaud Muller and his colleagues for acting as any good scientists would, following where their analyses led them, without regard for the possible political repurcussions."

Emphasis mine.