My rebuttal of Thomasâ€™ computer models of massive species extinctions has been mentioned in a statement by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch before the United States Senate, on June 10, 2010.
1. Stockwell (2000) observes that the Thomas models, due to lack of any observed extinction data, are not â€˜tried and true,â€™ and their doctrine of â€˜massive extinctionâ€™ is actually a case of â€˜massive extinction bias.â€™
[Stockwell, D.R.B. 2004. Biased Toward Extinction, Guest Editorial, CO2 Science 7 (19): http://www.co2 science.org/articles/V7/N19/EDIT.php]
The one extinct species mentioned in the Thomas article is now thought to have fallen victim to the 1998 El Nino.