Chair of University’s Chemistry Dept. Declares: ‘I must disagree with Mr. Gore’

Chemistry Professor Dr. Mary Mumper, the chair of the Chemistry Department at Frostburg State University in Maryland, declared her dissent from man-made global warming fears during an April 2009 Earth Day presentation titled “”Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming, the Skeptic’s View.” “I am an environmentalist,” Mumper said , but “I must disagree with Mr. Gore.”

According to the April 29, 2009 article in the University’s newspaper The Bottom Line, Mumper said, “We need to take care of our planet,” and disagreed with the idea of putting all research money into CO2 abatement. “In my skeptic’s mind, that is foolish,” she said during her presentation.

Mumper “believes that announcements such as Gore’s, saying that the debate over climate change is over are false.”

“Mumper’s presentation explained that the global warming skeptic tends to accept that mankind plays a role in warming the earth, both through greenhouse gas, and especially urbanization, but the lack of warming in rural areas suggests that the greenhouse gas component is overblown.”

According to the article, Mumper also explained that “Gore’s message, as well as that of the IPCC, states that anthropogenic (man-made) carbon dioxide gas is responsible for warming the planet, and is leading the planet to become an unlivable place for mankind. Mumper explained to her audience that CO2 is a natural gas, produced by every animal on earth with every breath. Without that gas, explains Mumper, there would be no life on earth.”

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