"It was a very inactive year last year and, frankly, the science is just not there to support making definitive statements about how hurricanes or how cold outbreaks are going to change in the future," Mr. Knappenberger said. "To push those things as though they're known, proven facts is just doing an injustice to the science."
"What I'm denying is not the fact that fossil fuel emissions have some impact on the climate," said Mr. Knappenberger. "What I'm denying is that the impact is detectable or going to be as bad as some people say it's going to be. What I'm denying is the global warming alarmism."