Before you read this post, a disclaimer: I firmly believe we are grossly raping the environment and make only minimal progress to protect and respect the earth as the soil for our children. Punto. (as they say in Italian: Full stop!).
Last year, "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal," concluded a report by 600 scientists from governments, academia, green groups and businesses in 40 countries. Worse, there was now at least a 90 percent likelihood that the release of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels is causing longer droughts, more flood-causing downpours and worse heat waves, way up from earlier studies.
For the first time, "Global Warming" was no longer the "Inconvenient Truth". It became "The Mainstream Truth".
And forgive me, but when something becomes mainstream, and certainly when "Green goes Commercial" and "carbon credits" become one of the most profitable investments (covered amongst others in this post), I just *have* to question it, even if the Non-Global-Warmers are all accused of being paid by bad-bad-baaad companies, I want to listen to their arguments.
Sooo, for the sake of "listening to the other side", eat this:
Lawrence Solomon published "The Deniers", a book listing "The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud**And those who are too fearful to do so".
Here are some leading "deniers":
|Dr. Edward Wegman – former chairman of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences demolishes the famous "hockey stick" graph that launched the global warming panic.|
Dr. David Bromwich – president of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology – says "it's hard to see a global-warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now."
Prof. Paul Reiter – Chief of Insects and Infectious Diseases at the famed Pasteur Institute – says "no major scientist with any long record in this field" accepts Al Gore's claim that global warming spreads mosquito-borne diseases.
Prof. Hendrik Tennekes – director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute – states "there exists no sound theoretical framework for climate predictability studies" used for global warming forecasts.
Dr. Christopher Landsea – past chairman of the American Meteorological Society's Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones – says "there are no known scientific studies that show a conclusive physical link between global warming and observed hurricane frequency and intensity."
Dr. Antonino Zichichi – one of the world's foremost physicists, former president of the European Physical Society, who discovered nuclear antimatter – calls global warming models "incoherent and invalid."
Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski – world-renowned expert on the ancient ice cores used in climate research – says the U.N. "based its global-warming hypothesis on arbitrary assumptions and these assumptions, it is now clear, are false."
Prof. Freeman Dyson – one of the world's most eminent physicists says the models used to justify global-warming alarmism are "full of fudge factors" and "do not begin to describe the real world." (Full)
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