Dr. David R. Legates
Dr. David R. Legates (Climatologist) Delaware State Climatologist, Professor and director of the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Delaware.
“Scientific debate continues regarding the extent to which human activities contribute to global warming and what the potential impact on the environment might be. Importantly, much of the scientific evidence contradicts assertions that substantial global warming is likely to occur soon and that the predicted warming will harm the Earth’s biosphere.”
“Sea levels have been rising – in fact, they have been rising since the end of the last ice age 20,000 years ago – but there is no evidence of an accelerating trend.” [that would be the end of the ice-age 9,000 years ago]
“In sum, the science does not support claims of drastic increases in global temperatures over the 21st century, nor does it support claims of human influence on weather events and other secondary effects of climate change.”
Not [currently] the Delaware State climatologist and repeatedly told not to refer to that title by the Governor Ruth Ann Minner. The conflict between the post as representing the State and the Science and personal views is highlighted in this link. Currently a geography professor, ardent skeptic of AGW. Being one of only a few scientists that are skeptical and a minority opinion the few papers he has produced are superseded by the thousands of other papers. He may have a point but I would not trust a scientist that backs up his argument for intelligent design.
“We believe Earth and its ecosystems — created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence — are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception.”
Hardly the opinion of someone who looks at the evidence.