Free to criticize global warming -- in Russia
The tide may be starting to turn in Europe regarding the spurious methodology used to advance the concept that human activity is more responsible for global climate change than the sun which has warmed the earth for billions of years. Al Gore's pressure to ignore critics of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is less effective in certain places.
"Russian scientists are criticising very openly the AGW hypothesis. They do it with a frankness which - in this particular field - is still rare in the 'free world'. Usually scientists shroud their statements in clouds of caveats. Even the IPCC follows this tradition to a certain extent. But Russian climatologists do not. They simply state that a new little ice age is imminent. Not so long ago it was astronomer Khabibullo Abdusamatov of the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in St. Petersburg, who declared that the Earth will experience a 'mini Ice Age' in the middle of this century, caused by low solar activity. Now it is the climatologist Olech Sorochtin, member of the Russian Academy of Physical Science, who joins him."