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7 surprising global warming deniers

By: Laura Moss on June 28, 2010, 11:10 a.m.
British botanist and environmentalist David Bellamy

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David Bellamy

David Bellamy, a British botanist and environmentalist once described the theory of man-made global warming as “poppycock.” He’s stated that, “Global warming — at least the modern nightmare vision — is a myth.”

Bellamy wrote a letter that was published in the April 16, 2005 issue of New Scientist asserted that most glaciers were advancing, not retreating, but he has since admitted that his figures were wrong and announced that he had “decided to draw back from the debate on global warming." This year he told The Guardian that his views on global warming had made him a pariah.