But evidently, you'd be wrong.
Below, check out some of the amazing stuff that Park has written. I'm quite interested in theories as to how Park could be fooled so badly on this issue--if you have one, please let me know via email or a comment.
1. From Feb. 10, 2006 here:
POLAR BEARS: MAYBE THEY'LL GROW FLIPPERS WHEN THE OCEAN MELTS.2. From June 23, 2006, here:
Environmental groups sued the government in December to add polar bears to the endangered species list; their habitat is fast being destroyed by global warming. According to the Wash Post, the Bush administration has agreed to study whether polar bears should be on the list. Coming just as the Evangelical Climate Initiative is announced, the reality of global warming now seems to be accepted by almost everyone except petroleum geologists.
HEAT: MAYBE GLOBAL WARMING DENIERS ARE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS.3. From December 1, 2006, here:
The 1999 Mann Report concluded that the 1990s were the warmest decade in a thousand years. It helped solidify public concern over warming. It also infuriated many Republican lawmakers and industry groups. At the request of the House Science Committee, the National Academies reviewed the Report, and agreed with the overall thrust. The same deniers objected to the review.
INCONVENIENT REFUSAL: SO MAYBE SCIENCE TEACHERS LIKE IT HOT.4. From September 14, 2007 here:
If you haven't seen it, Al Gore made a film about global warming. It received overwhelming endorsement by scientists. On Sunday, the Wash Post ran an opinion piece by Laurie David, a producer of the film. She thought it was educational. Of course, so did the Discovery Institute when it distributed, Unlocking The Mystery of Life: The Scientific Case for Intelligent Design. When the company that made Inconvenient Truth offered the National Science Teachers Association 50,000 free DVDs for use in classrooms, the NSTA said no. I wouldn't want them pushing Mystery of Life either, but NSTA seemed more worried about its capital campaign contributors, including Exxon, Shell and the coal industry.
CLIMATE CRAP: A SEQUEL BY THE "SKEPTICAL ENVIRONMENTALIST."5. From March 7, 2008 here:
Bjorn Lomborg's "Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming" is out. Well, yes it is getting warmer he finds, but aside from polar bears, it just means more beach weather. We've got bigger problems, he says. Instead of spending all that money trying to prevent warming, let's focus on making everyone rich so they can all buy air conditioners.
WEATHER: THE 2008 ICCC ENDS.From his website:
The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change held in New York, ended Tuesday. No, no, it wasn't that government thing; this one was sponsored by the Heartland Institute. No, I have no idea what the Heartland Institute is, or where it gets its money, but I can guess. Don't feel bad if you missed the meeting; a lot of people did. One third of all the scientists at the meeting thought the chilly temperatures in New York this week were evidence of climate cooling; one third thought it was just cold weather, and the other one said he had no opinion.
...Professor Park now devotes himself to helping the public distinguish genuine scientific advances from foolish and fraudulent claims.