[ RadSafe ] extremism
jk5554 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 21 12:42:49 CDT 2007
Dr. Jaworowski has 17 papers listed on a PubMed
search. All of those papers concern measurement of
radiation, radiation protection, and related topics.
Only one paper is remotely relevant to climatology.
It concerns 226Ra in contemporary and fossil snow.
Given the pubs I found, I consider Dr. Jaworowski to
be an authority on topics concerning radiation,
Chernobyl etc., but I do not consider him an authority
I am sort of wondering why Dr. Jaworowski decided to
write a controversial article on climate change after
writing some pretty decent papers in the area of his
On the other side of the spectrum, Al Gore is showing
his weakness in the area, by supporting Amory Lovins'
silly ideas, rather than large-scale sources of
CO2-free energy. Al Gore certainly isn't a
There are excellent critiques of Al Gore from fellow
bloggers at NEI Nuclear Notes:
--- Maury Siskel <maurysis at peoplepc.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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,
> investigated the history of the pollution of the
> atmosphere, measuring the dust preserved in 17
> 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
> Two of his papers on climate appear on the website
> 21st Century Science & Technology magazine,
> Maury&Dog (maurysis at peoplepc.com)
> Ruth Sponsler wrote:
> > I have enough general education from college to
> > about "evaluating sources,"
> > "EIR Review" in which this article is published is
> > associated with Lyndon LaRouche, who is on the
> > of politics.
> > http://www.larouchepub.com/
> > I really like Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski's articles
> > 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
> > 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:
> > 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
> > ~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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