Climate skeptic vindicated: He was right after all

Also flagged up by EURef, under the title ‘Holland’s first climate exile?’, Anthony Watts reports on the interview Henk Tennekes gave to De Telegraaf (NL) last Saturday (13 – 2).

Here’s a bit of interesting news from a Dutch newspaper. WUWT readers may recall this story:
Scientist quits: ‘I don’t want to remain a member of an organization that …screws up science that badly.’ Henk Tennekes Resigns from Dutch Academy. Now there is a new twist to the story.

From Lawrence Solomon: De Telegraaf, the Netherlands’ largest daily newspaper, has totally vindicated the country’s most prominent global warming denier in a prominent article entitled “Henk Tennekes – He was right after all.”

Tennekes was the director of the Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI, until the early 1990s, when his skepticism of the climate science coming out of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change led to his forced resignation.

A translation into English of De Telegraaf’s vindication appears here.

I didn’t know the story about Tennekes quitting his membership of the KNAW. The interview is well worth a read, even if only to get a feel for the soviet-like group dynamics that beset the warmist camp halfway through the nineties. It is good to see a scientist that is independent and conscientious vindicated in this manner (even if it took a long time to get here).

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