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Apr 2008
The Deniers
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Richard Vigilante
ISBN 0980076315
240 pp
The Deniers
by Lawrence Solomon

A devastating refutation of the idea that anything resembling a scientific consensus exists on the claims of human-induced climate change and the dire consequences that it bodes. Internationally renowned Canadian environmentalist Lawrence Solomon has produced a book-length complilation of scientists--all leaders in their fields--who dispute the alarmist line, despite the risks of political incorrectness, threats to careers, and almost certain exclusion from the funding lavished on research that conforms to the approved model. Systematically demolishing the caricatures of dissenters as crackpots, incompetents, or oil-industry shills, Solomon shows in case after case that the scientists who dispute the doomsday scenarios have far more credibility than those who advocate them, in many instances holding top positions in the world's most prestigious scientific institutes, and whose is cited and acclaimed throughout the scientific community. Some examples:

Dr. Edward Wegman, former chairman of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences, who demolishes the famous "hockey stick" graph that launched the global warming panic.

Dr. David Bromwich, president of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology: "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: "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: "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: "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 describes global warming models as "incoherent and invalid."

Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski, world-recognized expert on ancient ice cores: The U.N. "based its global-warming hypothesis on arbitrary assumptions and these assumptions, it is now clear, are false."

Prof. Tom V. Segalstad, head of the Geological Museum, University of Oslo: "Most leading geologists" know the U.N.'s views "of Earth processes are implausible."

Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, founding director of the International Arctic Research Center: "Arctic warming during the last half of the last century is due to natural change."

Dr. Richard Lindzen, Professor of Meteorology at M.I.T., member, the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate: Global warming alarmists "are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn't happen even if the models were right."

Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the space research laboratory of the Russian Academy of Science's Pulkovo Observatory and of the International Space Station's Astrometria project: "The common view that man's industrial activity is a deciding factor in global warming has emerged from a misinterpretation of cause and effect relations."

Dr. Richard Tol, Principal researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, at Carnegie Mellon University, calls the most influential global warming report of all time "preposterous . . . alarmist and incompetent."

Dr. Sami Solanki, director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, who cites changes in the Sun's state, not human activity, as the principal cause of global warming.

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."

It takes some considerable effort to bury and hide from the public a real consensus of this kind, among people who know what they're talking about. Lawrence Solomon has brought it to light.

"Mr. Solomon introduces us to legendary scientists with impeccable resumes and prestigious appointments at major universities and mainstream research institutes; thoughtful, serious professionals who, at their own professional peril, looked at one or another of the shibboleths of global warming alarmism--from the debunked "hockey stick" graphic and misread ice core samples to the amateurish or incorrect computer models and fear-mongering --and bravely refused to join the herd, profitable as that may be these days."

--Washington Times. Full review at http://washingtontimes.com/article/20080506/EDITORIAL/404827900/1013/a>

 
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