Quote of the Day - Geoscientist Michael Asten
Paul Comrie-Thomson: Michael Asten, I'm going to ask you a question from left field; are geologists influenced in this debate by their connection to mining and petroleum industries?
Michael Asten: Oh yes, the bogey of being funded by big oil, Paul. The reality is that geologists are exposed from about their second week of first-year studies to the Earth's history of climate change. Climate changes on a daily cycle and dozens of other cycles all the way through to some cosmic cycles a couple of hundred million years long. So geologists are not surprised that we're seeing a change in climate.
Hey, do you think Al Gore may stand to benefit a teensy-weensy little bit from scaring people witless about climate change? No one ever mentions that, of course, but when a scientist gets some loose change from an oil company and it's scandal, outrage, shock horror...
Read the transcript here (the whole thing is an interesting read).