Friday, June 15, 2012


cc: Asher Minns <>, John Shepherd <>, David Cromwell <>, Peter Challenor <>,,, "B.E. Launder" <>, Mike Hulme <>, Katy Hill <>, "Quinn, Rachel" <>, Laura Middleton <>
date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 15:57:10 +0100
from: Stefan Rahmstorf <>
subject: Re: to engage or not
to: "Griggs, Dave" <>

Dear Dave,
your comment about "skeptics" is of course correct - being skeptical is a scientific
virtue, maybe even the essence of science.
What we are really talking about is not skeptics, but deniers - people who are deliberately
trying to mislead the public about global warming with pseudo-scientific arguments.
Unfortunately the term "climate skeptics" is already established for these people.
Attached is a nice cartoon from the Washington Post this week.
Stefan Rahmstorf
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
For contact details, reprints, movies & general infos see:

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