Erroneous Information On The Website “Sourcewatch”

In reading Judy Curry’s very informative post

Uncertainty gets a seat at the “big table”

I went to her listed link on Sourcewatch with respect to her views. Out of curiosity, I looked up my name

Roger A. Pielke Sr

and was disappointed to see the site writes

Roger A. Pielke, Sr. is a global warming skeptic.

As I have repeatedly shown, I am not in any way a “global warming skeptic”. This pejorative characterization of my views in such a sound bite erroneously presents my perspective on the climate system.

My views can be read, for example, in the papers

Pielke Sr., R., K. Beven, G. Brasseur, J. Calvert, M. Chahine, R. Dickerson, D. Entekhabi, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, H. Gupta, V. Gupta, W. Krajewski, E. Philip Krider, W. K.M. Lau, J. McDonnell,  W. Rossow,  J. Schaake, J. Smith, S. Sorooshian,  and E. Wood, 2009: Climate change: The need to consider human forcings besides greenhouse gases. Eos, Vol. 90, No. 45, 10 November 2009, 413. Copyright (2009) American Geophysical Union,

McAlpine, C.A., W.F. Laurance, J.G. Ryan, L. Seabrook, J.I. Syktus, A.E. Etter, P.M. Fearnside, P. Dargusch, and R.A. Pielke Sr. 2010: More than CO2: A broader picture for managing climate change and variability to avoid ecosystem collapse. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2:1–13, DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.10.001,


my testimony

Pielke, R.A. Sr., 2008: A Broader View of the Role of Humans in the Climate System is Required In the Assessment of Costs and Benefits of Effective Climate Policy. Written Testimony for the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Hearing “Climate Change: Costs of Inaction” – Honorable Rick Boucher, Chairman. June 26, 2008, Washington, DC., 52 pp

If other presentations of viewpoints are as incorrectly reported as mine, Source Watch should be a website to avoid.

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