UN IPCC Scientist Richard Courtney told Climate Depot that Joe Romm's article was 'nonsense.' Courtney, a UK based atmospheric science consultant, is featured on page 224 of the U.S. Senate Report of More Than 700 Dissenting Scientsts Over Man-Made Global Warming. (See Climate Progress article: Joe Romm Counters: 'No 'Maunder Minimum' — sorry, deniers — Solar Cycle 24 poised to rev up' - June 18, 2009)
Courtney's Guest Post
: The Joe Romm of Climate Progress article is nonsense on all counts.
Firstly, it is plain wrong when it asserts:
"The deniers have been rooting for a Maunder Minimum to stifle global warming."
I know of nobody who has been "rooting" for cooling, but I know of several so-called "deniers" who assert that slight warming (as could be expected if the AGW-hypothesis is right) would provide net benefits.