Here’s a New York Times piece addressing the scientific misgivings on the global warming hype:

Although Mr. Gore is not a scientist, he does rely heavily on the authority of science in “An Inconvenient Truth,” which is why scientists are sensitive to its details and claims.

Criticisms of Mr. Gore have come not only from conservative groups and prominent skeptics of catastrophic warming, but also from rank-and-file scientists like Dr. Easterbook, who told his peers that he had no political ax to grind. A few see natural variation as more central to global warming than heat-trapping gases. Many appear to occupy a middle ground in the climate debate, seeing human activity as a serious threat but challenging what they call the extremism of both skeptics and zealots.

Given this acknowledgment that some scientists see “natural variation as more central to global warming,” the New York Times should make sure that all subsequent articles on the topic mention this fact. I doubt they’ll live up to that standard.