The Phony Science Of Global Warming
More from the other side of the story
The November 1997 issue of the newsletter Energy Advocate (See ENERGY ISSUES, posting March 26, 1997) comments on the "consensus"
of 2,500 scientists claimed by the current Washington administration as endorsing
the UN 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which pushes
the party line on global warming. It turns out that the signers of the IPCC
document were mostly not scientists but political representatives from
various nations. Those who did possess academic credentials were overwhelmingly
"social scientists," unable to evaluate the technical merits of what
they were signing, or to object when the executive summary was purged (after
the document had been signed!) of all politically incorrect skepticism.
In contrast, Dr. Arthur Robinson's Access to Energy (see BB
ARCHIVES - ENERGY ISSUES, posting October 29, 1997), March, 1998, reports
that in a survey of professional climate scientists conducted by the
German Meteorologisches Institut Universitat Hamburg and Forschungszentium,
67 percent of Canadian scientists rejected the notion that any warming due to
human activity is occurring, while in Germany the figure was 87 percent, and
in the US, 97 percent. The source that Dr. Robinson quotes is eco?
logic, November/December, 1997, p.21, available from 1229 Broadway, #313,
Bangor, ME 04401. Some difference!
Nobody hears about this, of course. And how many have heard about the "Heidelberg
Appeal," cautioning against hasty political decisions based on flaky science,
which was initiated as far back as April, 1992 and signed at that time by 218
prominent scientists, including 27 Nobel Prize winners? The numbers of signers
have since grown to over four thousand scientists worldwide, and seventy NP
winners. In addition, more recently, a document known as the "Leipzig Declaration"
has been presented, dealing specifically with concern over misrepresentations
of the global warming scare, signed by nearly a hundred atmospheric specialists.