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Subject: UN Blowback: More Than 650 Scientists Dissent Over Warming Claims - U.S. Senate Report
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UN Blowback: More Than 650 International Scientists
Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims
Study: Half of warming due to Sun! –Sea
Levels Fail to Rise? - Warming Fears in 'Dustbin of
Poland - The UN global warming conference currently
underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting
scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made by
the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore. Set for release this week,
a newly updated U.S. Senate Minority Report features the dissenting voices of
over 650 international scientists, many current and former UN IPCC scientists,
who have now turned against the UN. The report has added about 250 scientists
(and growing) in 2008 to the over 400 scientists who spoke out in 2007. The over 650 dissenting scientists are
more than 12 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the
media hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.
The U.S. Senate report is the latest evidence of the growing groundswell of
scientific opposition rising to challenge the UN and Gore. Scientific meetings
are now being dominated by a growing number of skeptical scientists. The
prestigious International Geological Congress, dubbed the geologists' equivalent
of the Olympic Games, was held in Norway in August 2008 and prominently featured
the voices and views of scientists skeptical of man-made global warming
fears. [See Full report Here: & See: Skeptical scientists overwhelm conference: '2/3 of presenters and
question-askers were hostile to, even dismissive of, the UN IPCC' ]
Full Senate Report Set To Be Released in the
Next 24 Hours – Stay Tuned…
A hint of what the upcoming report contains:
"I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new
religion." - Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar
"Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor
receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain
skeptical." - Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Joanne Simpson, the
first woman in the world to receive a PhD in meteorology and formerly of
NASA who has authored more than 190 studies and has been called "among the most
preeminent scientists of the last 100 years."
Warming fears are the "worst scientific scandal in the
history…When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by
science and scientists." - UN IPCC Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori
Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical chemist.
"The IPCC has actually become a closed circuit; it doesn't listen
to others. It doesn't have open minds… I am really amazed that the Nobel Peace
Prize has been given on scientifically incorrect conclusions by people who are
not geologists," - Indian geologist Dr. Arun D. Ahluwalia at Punjab
University and a board member of the UN-supported International Year of the
"The models and forecasts of the UN IPCC "are incorrect because
they only are based on mathematical models and presented results at scenarios
that do not include, for example, solar activity." - Victor Manuel
Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the National
Autonomous University of Mexico
"It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem
there is only a fringe of scientists who don't buy into anthropogenic global
warming." - U.S Government Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B.
Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA.
"Even doubling or tripling the amount of carbon dioxide will virtually
have little impact, as water vapour and water condensed on particles as clouds
dominate the worldwide scene and always will." – . Geoffrey G. Duffy, a
professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the
University of Auckland, NZ.
"After reading [UN IPCC chairman] Pachauri's asinine comment
[comparing skeptics to] Flat Earthers, it's hard to remain quiet." -
Climate statistician Dr. William M. Briggs, who specializes in the statistics of
forecast evaluation, serves on the American Meteorological Society's Probability
and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly Weather
"For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand
that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?"
- Geologist Dr. David Gee the chairman of the science committee of the 2008
International Geological Congress who has authored 130 plus peer reviewed
papers, and is currently at Uppsala University in
"Gore prompted me to start delving into the science again and I
quickly found myself solidly in the skeptic camp…Climate models can at best be
useful for explaining climate changes after the fact." - Meteorologist
Hajo Smit of Holland, who reversed his belief in man-made warming to become a
skeptic, is a former member of the Dutch UN IPCC committee.
"Many [scientists] are now searching for a way to back out quietly
(from promoting warming fears), without having their professional careers
ruined." - Atmospheric physicist James A. Peden, formerly of the Space
Research and Coordination Center in Pittsburgh.
"Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous
nonsense…The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control,
a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an ideology,
which is concerning." - Environmental Scientist Professor Delgado
Domingos of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast group, has
more than 150 published articles.
"CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or another….Every
scientist knows this, but it doesn't pay to say so…Global warming, as a
political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver's seat and developing nations
walking barefoot." - Dr. Takeda Kunihiko, vice-chancellor of the
Institute of Science and Technology Research at Chubu University in Japan.
"The [global warming] scaremongering has its justification in the fact
that it is something that generates funds." - Award-winning
Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for Scientific Research in
Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department at the University of La
Plata. # #
In addition, the report will feature new peer-reviewed scientific studies and
analyses refuting man-made warming fears and a heavy dose of inconvenient
climate developments. (See Below: Study: Half of warming due to Sun!
–Sea Levels Fail to Rise? - Warming Fears in 'Dustbin of
The Senate Minority Report is an update of 2007's blockbuster U.S. Senate
Minority Report of over 400 dissenting scientists. See here: This new report will contain the names, quotes and
analyses of literally hundreds of additional international scientists who
publicly dissented from man-made climate fears in just 2008 alone. The chorus of
scientific voices skeptical grow louder as a steady stream of peer-reviewed
studies, analyses and real world data challenge the UN and former Vice President
Al Gore's claims that the "science is settled" and there is a "consensus." The
original 2007 U.S. Senate report is available here:
Full Report Set To Be Released in the Next
24 Hours – Stay Tuned…
Meanwhile, while the UN climate conference is in session here
in Poznan, the bad scientific news for promoters of man-made climate alarm just
keeps rolling in. Below is a very small sampling of very inconvenient
developments for Gore, the United Nations, and their promoters in the mainstream
media. Peer-reviewed studies,
analyses, and prominent scientists continue to
speak out to refute climate fears. The data presented below is
just from the past week.
Excerpt: In this dose of peer-reviewed skeptical climatological
literature, we follow Climate Research News. The blog was intrigued by a new
article in Geophysical Research Letters that was accepted on Friday,
December 5th. Eichler, A., S. Olivier, K. Henderson, A. Laube, J. Beer, T.
Papina, H. W. Gäggeler, and M. Schwikowski: Temperature response in the Altai region lags solar forcing -
Recall that the Siberian Altai Mountains are found at the intersection of
Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan. The authors looked at 750 years worth
of the local ice core, especially the oxygen isotope. They claim to have found a
very strong correlation between the concentration of this isotope (i.e.
temperature) on one side and the known solar activity in the epoch 1250-1850.
Their data seem to be precise enough to determine the lag, about 10-30 years. It
takes some time for the climate to respond to the solar changes. It seems that
they also have data to claim that the correlation gets less precise after 1850.
They attribute the deviation to CO2 and by comparing the magnitude of the
forcings, they conclude that "Our results are in agreement with studies based on
NH temperature reconstructions [Scafetta et al., 2007] revealing that only up to approximately
50% of the observed global warming in the last 100 years can be explained by the
Sun." Well, the word "only" is somewhat cute in comparison with the "mainstream"
fashionable ideology. The IPCC said that they saw a 90% probability that "most"
of the recent warming was man-made. The present paper would reduce this figure,
90%, to less than 50% because the Sun itself is responsible for 1/2 of the
warming and not the whole 50% of the warming could have been caused by CO2
because there are other effects, too. Note that if 0.3 °C or 0.4 °C of warming
in the 20th century was due to the increasing CO2 levels, the climate
sensitivity is decisively smaller than 1 °C. At any rate, the expected 21st
century warming due to CO2 would be another 0.3-0.4 °C, and this time, if the
solar activity contributes with the opposite sign, these two effects could
cancel. Even if you try to stretch these numbers a little bit - but not
unrealistically - you have to become sure that the participants of the Poznan
conference are lunatics.
Dr. Bruce West, A U.S Army Chief Scientist, Says Sun, Not Man, Is
Driving Climate Change – June 3, 2008 – (LINK)
21 spotless days and solar magnetic field still in a funk –
Meteorologist Anthony Watts Excerpt: We are now at 21 days with no sunspots, it
will be interesting to see if we reach a spotless 30 day period and then perhaps
a spotless month of December.
New Arctic ice analysis reveals 'No clear evidence of a delay in
the start of the later summer/early fall freeze up or the start of the late
winter/early spring melt' – Excerpt: Based on analysis by William Chapman,
author of The Cryosphere Today website, graciously prepared an analysis of the
dates of the minimum and maximum Arctic sea ice coverage since 1979.
Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools – December 9, 2008
Excerpt: A cool wedge of lower-than-normal sea-surface heights continues to
dominate the tropical Pacific, ringed by a horseshoe of warmer waters. The
continuation of this long-term cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation
stacks the odds against a wetter-than-
Report: Sea Level rise 'has stumbled since 2005' – Meteorologist
Anthony Watts – December 5, 2008 Excerpt: We've been waiting for the UC web
page to be updated with the most recent sea level data. It finally has been
updated for 2008. It looks like the steady upward trend of sea level as measured
by satellite has stumbled since 2005. The 60 day line in blue tells the story.
From the University of Colorado web page: "Long-term mean sea level change is a variable of
considerable interest in the studies of global climate change. The measurement
of long-term changes in global mean sea level can provide an important
corroboration of predictions by climate models of global warming. Long term sea
level variations are primarily determined with two different methods." - Yes, I
would agree, it is indeed a variable of considerable interest. The question now
is, how is it linked to global climate change (aka global warming) if CO2
continues to increase, and sea level does not?
Peer-Reviewed Study: Recent worldwide land warming' NOT 'a direct
response to increasing greenhouse gases (GHGs) over land' -
Alert: 2008 will be coolest year of the decade!- December 5,
2008 Excerpt: This year is set to be the coolest since 2000, according to a
preliminary estimate of global average temperature that is due to be released
next week by the Met Office. The global average for 2008 should come in close to
14.3C, which is 0.14C below the average temperature for 2001-07. [Note:
For evidence of the panic apparently gripping the promoters of man-made climate
fear, read the quotes in the article from the warming partisans absolutely
assuring everyone that cool temperatures are "absolutely not" evidence that
global warming is on the wane. Those same voices are usually absent when it
comes to linking heat waves to global warming. ]
Report: NASA's James Hansen "adjusts" a cooling trend into a
warming trend - December 9, 2008 Excerpt: "[H]ere is what the data looks
like before and after NASA GISS adjusts it. These are the USHCN "raw" and
"homogenized" data plots from the GISTEMP website. The before and after is quite
something to behold. ... What was down, is now up." "How not to measure temperature, part 79"
By Geophysicist Dr. David Deming, associate professor of arts and sciences at
the University of Oklahoma who has published numerous peer-reviewed research
articles. Excerpt: Environmental extremists and global warming alarmists are in
denial and running for cover. Their rationale for continuing a lost cause is
that weather events in the short term are not necessarily related to long-term
climatic trends. But these are the same people who screamed at us each year that
ordinary weather events such as high temperatures or hurricanes were undeniable
evidence of imminent doom. Now that global warming is over, politicians are
finally ready to enact dubious solutions to a non-existent problem. […] To
the extent global warming was ever valid, it is now officially over. It is time
to file this theory in the dustbin of history, next to Aristotelean physics,
Neptunism, the geocentric universe, phlogiston, and a plethora of other
incorrect scientific theories, all of which had vocal and dogmatic supporters
who cited incontrovertible evidence. Weather and climate change are natural
processes beyond human control. To argue otherwise is to deny the factual
Climate Chancellor' No More – Der Spiegel Excerpt: Angela
Merkel is facing withering criticism for remarks she made on Monday that seemed
to back away from her earlier commitment to tackling climate change.
Excerpt: As more than 10,000 delegates and observers gather in Poznan,
Poland, to discuss the next phase in the battle against "climate change," a U.N.
agency at the center of that hoopla badly needs to do some in-house
weather-proofing. […] But the WMO, the $80 million U.N. front-line agency in the
climate change struggle, and the source for much of the world's information in
the global atmosphere and water supply, has serious management problems of its
own, despite its rapidly expanding global ambitions. The international agency
has been sharply criticized by a U.N. inspection unit in a confidential report
obtained by FOX News, for, among other things, haphazard budget practices,
deeply flawed organizational procedures, and no effective oversight by the 188
nations that formally make up its membership and dole out its funds. The
inspection was carried out by a member of the United
Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), a small, independent branch of the U.N.
that reports to the General Assembly and is mandated to improve the
16-year-old suggests sheep dung can help save planet
Card business has really dung good - Daily Post North WalesExcerpt:
The company makes its products at the Twll Golau Papermill in Aberllefenni Slate
Quarry using sustainable fuel and materials. Every sheet of paper is made from
recycled materials, including sheep dung, waste paper and discarded rags, using
processes designed to affect the natural environment as little as possible. […]
Katie 16, from Tal-y-Bont, Conwy, was appointed to help spread the word on how
Wales can reduce its carbon footprint and is urging other North Wales businesses
to follow Creative Paper Wales' example and adopt innovative approaches to the
design and manufacture of products and the delivery of services.
Lord Christopher Monckton: 'Companies could be sued over climate
change' Excerpt: The alarmist faction knows that, if it were to bring a
case against a corporation whose executives were not minded merely to believe in
the extremist presentation of "global warming" just because it is temporarily in
fashion, they would lose. The case of Dimmock v. Secretaries of State for
Education and for the Environment in the UK in 2007 was a very clear warning.
The UK Government threw all of the resources of the taxpayer and of the
Meteorological Office at the case, attempting to defend Al Gore's sci-fi comedy
horror movie against the plaintiff's allegation that it was serially and
seriously inaccurate. The Government failed and was humiliated. The judge,
having heard both sides, said bluntly of Al Gore, and particularly of his
unscientific allegation that sea level was about to rise by 20 feet, that "the
Armageddon scenario that he depicts is not based on any scientific view". A few
more judgments like that and the "global warming" fantasy would rapidly
collapse. End of scare.
OOPS, We Forgot Siberia! (M4GW) - Weather Stations in
Coldest parts No Longer Reporting
Excerpt: The thing that these skewed chart never take into account is that
when the Soviet Union fell in 1990 the number of reporting weather stations went
form a high of 15,000 in 1970 to 5,000 in 2000. This takes some of the coldest
places on the planet out of the equation like Siberia. # #