Al Gore, the new George Washington?


[B]ut this is also a reminder of how conservative and non-alarmist scientists are about climate change. Researchers don’t fly off the handle and make dire predictions. In fact they have been underestimating the rate of climate change and global warming ever since it was discovered. And that’s odd, because one of the frequent accusations made by climate science deniers is that scientists are too alarmist.

If anything, this study and a recent presentations at the annual meeting of Geological Society of America, underscore that a little more Revere-like alarmism may be a really good idea. It’s even patriotic.