[ RadSafe ] extremism

Maury Siskel maurysis at peoplepc.com
Wed Mar 21 12:31:10 CDT 2007

Sadly we retreat once more into the abyss of who funded or published the 
research and so on irrespective of the content of the paper.

Perhaps for some, it is more important to be published in Science, 
Nature, or the NYTimes than to be concerned about the validity of 
content and the past soiled editorial records of these esteemed 
journals. The premier concerns of scientific research remain what 
problem(s) were put, how the research was done, how the data were 
analyzed, and what conclusions were drawn.

I don't know what genre of scientist Jaworowski might be. One can judge 
for themselves from the bio below assuming (as I have) that it is not a 
fabrication. Even disregarding the defining work that he did on the 
health effects of Chernobyl, this referenced paper will speak for itself 
if one reviews it. The content of the paper, however, along with past 
work of the man should say much more than labels and other scarcely 
relevant political characteristics.

Jaworowski bio furnished with the paper:

"Zbigniew Jaworowski is a multidisciplinary scientist,
now a senior advisor at the Central Laboratory for
Radiological Protection in Warsaw. In the winter of
1957-58, he measured the concentration of CO2 in the
atmospheric air at Spitsbergen. From 1972 to 1991, he
investigated the history of the pollution of the global
atmosphere, measuring the dust preserved in 17 glaciers:
in the Tatra Mountains in Poland, in the Arctic,
Antarctic, Alaska, Norway, the Alps, the Himalayas,
the Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda, and the Peruvian
Andes. He has published many papers on climate, most
of them concerning the CO2 measurements in ice cores.
Two of his papers on climate appear on the website of
21st Century Science & Technology magazine,

Maury&Dog   (maurysis at peoplepc.com)

Ruth Sponsler wrote:

> I have enough general education from college to know
> about "evaluating sources,"
> "EIR Review" in which this article is published is
> associated with Lyndon LaRouche, who is on the fringe
> of politics.
> http://www.larouchepub.com/
> I really like Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski's articles on
> ionizing radiation and nuclear energy.
> However, there is a much better outlet for these articles than 
> LaRouche Publications.
> Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski is not a climatologist. I am not either.
> I tend to respect the opinions of climatologists like Dr. Kerry 
> Emanuel, whom I cited in another mail.
> Let me make a note on another climatologist in the news lately. I 
> believe that Dr. James Hansen has gone to extremes on the Left in his 
> testimony before Congress. I can't support James Hansen's ideas and
> accusations.
> There is a difference between believing that certain
> climatologists like Hansen have strayed too far to the left...and 
> believing in sites like
> http://www.larouchepub.com/ or
> http://www.junkscience.com/
> Going back to choosing sources - I believe it's very important to note 
> what legitimate, science-directed
> agencies like NOAA and the European Space Agency are finding in their 
> research:
> http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2007/feb/feb07.html
> http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM1DUQ08ZE_index_1.html#subhead1
> As I've said before, it's important to be careful about extremes. The 
> climate situation has certainly
> brought out the extremes both on the Left and the Right.
> ~Ruth Sponsler
> =====
>> If you would have the most serious, complete, and most scholarly 
>> scientific work that I have encountered yet regarding anthropogenic 
>> global warming, please see:
>> EIRScience
>> CO2: The Greatest Scientific Scandal of Our Time
>> by Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

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