I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.
To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change.
He didn't have to wait long for his punishment:
Jerry Mahlman, a former top scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Dr Griffin's remarks showed he was either "totally clueless" or "a deep anti-global warming ideologue".
James Hansen, Nasa's top climate scientist, told ABC News: "It's an incredibly ignorant statement."
Dr. Griffin, welcome to the club.