Skip to comments.Scientists sign petition denying man-made global warming
Posted on 05/30/2008 4:17:15 PM PDT by RouxStir
More than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition denying that man is responsible for global warming.
The academics, including 9,000 with PhDs, claim that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane are actually beneficial for the environment.
The petition was created in 1998 by an American physicist, the late Frederick Seitz, in response to the Kyoto Protocol a year earlier.
It urged the US government to reject the treaty and said: "The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind."
It added: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of ... greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the forseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earths atmosphere and disruption of the Earths climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments."
The petition was reissued last year by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, an independent research group, partly in response to Al Gores film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth.
Its president, Arthur Robinson, said: "If this many American scientists will sign this petition, you certainly cant continue to contend that there is a consensus on this subject."
One of the signatories, Frank Nuttall, a professor of medicine, said he believed the Earth was becoming warmer, despite his signature.
"This issue is whether the major reason for this is from human activities. I consider that inconclusive at the present time," he said.
A spokesman for the Royal Society, Britains national academy of science, said: The worlds leading climate experts at the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change believe that it is greater than 90 per cent likely that human activity is responsible for most of the observed warming in recent decades. That is a pretty strong consensus.
The science has come a long way since 1998 and it continues to point in one direction - the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avert dangerous climate change.
What kind of consensus is that!? The IPCC says 'X', so that's consensus - how ridiculous. Consensus is a canvas of thousands of scientists, as was done with this petition, not the whim of one CC panel.
The worlds leading climate experts at the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change believe .....”
The heck with 30,000 scientists when you have a UN committee that got a feel-good prize with algore for promoting anti-capitalism .
Wikipedia: “The IPCC does not carry out research, nor does it monitor climate or related phenomena.” In other words, it does nothing but read what it wants from people who share their views.
Witches! Blasphemers! They must be immediately excommunicated from the scientific community! Who told them they were allowed to think for themselves?!
yeah...I wonder how the recoil will play itself out.
Also the ones who actually write the IPCC report’s conclusions are UN politicians not scientists.
I love science by consensus..... /sarc
Serously, this is science??? You get a bunch of like-minded people together who believe who have been prejudice in favor of global warming, and them claim a consensus among this cult.
Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), reluctantly admitted to Reuters in January (2008) that there has been no warming so far in the 21st Century.
This 'spokesman' for the Royal academy must have not gotten the memo.....
Or maybe he's just a liar.
I signed it.
The MSM will be all over this story, right?
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