Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Deniers and skeptics are increasing in number

Maybe the sky isn't falling after all. The US Senate Environment and Public Works office has released a report that casts a well-deserved shadow on the preachers of consensus on the issue of man-made global warming. Are heads getting a little cooler across the globe?

Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

The new report issued by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's office of the GOP Ranking Member details the views of the scientists, the overwhelming majority of whom spoke out in 2007.

Even some in the establishment media now appear to be taking notice of the growing number of skeptical scientists. In October, the Washington Post Staff Writer Juliet Eilperin conceded the obvious, writing that climate skeptics "appear to be expanding rather than shrinking." Many scientists from around the world have dubbed 2007 as the year man-made global warming fears "bite the dust." In addition, many scientists who are also progressive environmentalists believe climate fear promotion has "co-opted" the green movement.

[..] The over 400 skeptical scientists featured in this new report outnumber by nearly eight times the number of scientists who participated in the 2007 UN IPCC Summary for Policymakers. The notion of "hundreds" or "thousands" of UN scientists agreeing to a scientific statement does not hold up to scrutiny. (See report debunking "consensus") Recent research by Australian climate data analyst Dr. John McLean revealed that the IPCC's peer-review process for the Summary for Policymakers leaves much to be desired.

Proponents of man-made global warming like to note how the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) have issued statements endorsing the so-called "consensus" view that man is driving global warming. But both the NAS and AMS never allowed member scientists to directly vote on these climate statements. Essentially, only two dozen or so members on the governing boards of these institutions produced the "consensus" statements. This report gives a voice to the rank-and-file scientists who were shut out of the process.

The most recent attempt to imply there was an overwhelming scientific "consensus" in favor of man-made global warming fears came in December 2007 during the UN climate conference in Bali. A letter signed by only 215 scientists urged the UN to mandate deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. But absent from the letter were the signatures of these alleged "thousands" of scientists. (See AP article)
cp: The Broom


mariposa said...

I'm kinda wondering what the next "Chicken Little" event will be.

In my lifetime, there's been the dreaded population explosion, an impending ice age, Y2K horrors (I was warned to stockpile food and water for that one), and global warming/climate change.

Can't wait to see what the next doomsday prediction will be!

Elaine said...

Well thank goodness that is settled. That is enough taxpayer money wasted on that nonsense.

It served its purpose. None of them will dare be whining about nuclear energy, the next progression towards making life better for mankind.

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda wondering what the next "Chicken Little" event will be.

Islamofascism and the tidal waves of Sharia Law sweeping over our free land. The ignorant deniers are "terrist lovers" and "defeatocrats", dontcha know.

Elaine said...

It is prudent to protect our freedoms, to not have them hijacked by backward cultures. There is no value in islamic law, it is a religion of oppression, death and destruction.

The left did try to push sharia law through here in Canada. That is real, something we could see.
Something we should always be on guard against.

Global warming hysteria on the other hand was just that, hysteria. Based on far-fetched theories, and people who had the primitive belief that man could control the weather.