It Is Just Alarmism…

As predicted, the bandwagon is rolling. Steven Milloy, of the ironically titled, writes in the Canada Free Press about us “alarmists”. One study questions one aspect of global warming and the whole theory is thrown out.

Why is it when someone highlights a real problem they are labeled an alarmist? …Mr. Smith I don’t mean to cause you grief but the the cancer has spread…Well Doctor I believe your an alarmist so I am ignoring you.

Steven ends his article with “Does it really make sense to regulate first and ask questions later?” as a direct rebuke of the Precautionary Principle. The answer, dictated by responsibility, is yes.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

4 comments on “It Is Just Alarmism…
  1. I think it’s “Milloy.” It’s important to spell it correctly so we can track the people who trash his pseudo-science claims.

    Isn’t it ironic? You’d think a site named “JunkScience” would be exposing junk science, not promoting it, wouldn’t you? It would be rather like a fire department starting fires instead of putting them out.

    Of course, that did occur in the horror sci-fi story . . .

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