“The response to my op-ed by global warming alarmists has been interesting. Former Vice President Al Gore has called me a ‘denier’ and informs us that climate change is ‘a principle in physics. It’s like gravity. It exists.’
“Perhaps he’s right. Climate change is like gravity – a naturally occurring phenomenon that existed long before, and will exist long after, any governmental attempts to affect it.
“However, he’s wrong in calling me a ‘denier.’ As I noted in my op-ed above and in my original Facebook post on Climategate, I have never denied the existence of climate change. I just don’t think we can primarily blame man’s activities for the earth’s cyclical weather changes.
“Former Vice President Gore also claimed today that the scientific community has worked on this issue for 20 years, and therefore it is settled science. Well, the Climategate scandal involves the leading experts in this field, and if Climategate is proof of the larger method used over the past 20 years, then Vice President Gore seriously needs to consider that their findings are flawed, falsified, or inconclusive.
“Vice President Gore, the Climategate scandal exists. You might even say that it’s sort of like gravity: you simply can’t deny it.”
“‘They’ve got us outnumbered,’ said Ian Plimer, an Australian geologist, who has interests in several mining operations. ‘But we’ve got them outgunned.'”