Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A Cold Front Descends on Bert Bolin; Disproves Global Warming?

Bob Dylan once wrote, "The times, they are a-changin'." Bert Bolin had never heard that song. So when he died, he died hard.

Bolin was too worried that the weather was a-changin':

Bert Bolin, a pioneering Swedish climate scientist and co-founder of the U.N.'s Nobel award-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has died, his colleague Henning Rodhe said Wednesday. He was 82.

As early as the 1950s, Bolin produced research about the circulation of carbon in nature that remains relevant to the continuing debate on climate change. Most importantly, he played a key role in communicating the dangers of climate change to decision-makers and served as the first chairman of the IPCC from 1988 to 1998.
The IPCC is the organization that did the science research that Al Gore popularized. In other words: Al Gore invented the internet; Bert Bolin invented Al Gore; ipso facto Bert Bolin invented the internet. That's impressive.

On the negative side, if not for him I would still be able to run coal emitting smoke stacks out of my house. So it's a toss up.

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