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24 December 2009

Patrick Michaels on the Manufactured Climate Consensus

Patrick J. Michaels served as a professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia from 1980 to 2007.  He was also for a number of years the official Virginia state climatologist, before a Democrat governor decided to change that.  However, he fell out of favor with the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming alarmist scientists when he published papers saying that while there was human-induced warming of the Earth, it was less than that produced by the climate models at the time.  Feelings were so strong that a Ben Santer, a student of Tom Wigley then and now at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, offered to beat up Michaels if he encountered him at a scientific meeting in an e-mail to Phil Jones, the head of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia.

Patrick Michaels describes how the catastrophic AGW alarmists manufactured a so-called consensus of climate scientists by shutting out the skeptics and those who claimed this hypothesis was wrong.

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