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  • Global Warming Conference: More Scientific Dissent

    Dr. Craig Idso, is the founder and chairman of the Center for Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. He addresses concerns about global warming and marine life, including the death of the coral reefs and other underwater ecosystems. Neither increases in temperature nor increases in carbon or both of them together, have had any lasting ill effects on the calcifications and growth in marine organisms. The Center’s work on ocean acidification can be found here. His general advice for politicians: pay attention more to real world observations than theoretical hypotheses.

    Cato scholar Pat Michaels gives the audience a great preview of his relatively new book, Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don’t Want You to Know. Michaels refutes the misstatements of Al Gore, the IPCC scientists, and other global warming alarmism through simple fact-checking. The book, a bit technical at times (as it should be) is one of the best pieces of literature out there refuting climate change extremism. You can get it here.

    Bob Carter is next. Professor Carter is a geologist at James Cook University and is widely known for his global warming skepticism. In his 2006 article, “There IS a problem with global warming… it stopped in 1998,” He goes on to say,

    The essence of the issue is this. Climate changes naturally all the time, partly in predictable cycles, and partly in unpredictable shorter rhythms and rapid episodic shifts, some of the causes of which remain unknown. We are fortunate that our modern societies have developed during the last 10,000 years of benignly warm, interglacial climate. But for more than 90 per cent of the last two million years, the climate has been colder, and generally much colder, than today. The reality of the climate record is that a sudden natural cooling is far more to be feared, and will do infinitely more social and economic damage, than the late 20th century phase of gentle warming.”

    An Australian professor, Carter discusses the wildfires that took place in his homeland which resulted in over 200 deaths, displaced 10,000 people and devastated a great deal of land and wildlife in Australia. He then points to massive floods, hurricanes, tornadoes that have done the same around the world. Needless to say, the alleged culprit of these events is often global warming. Any plan stemming from natural disasters should be a plan not to change temperature but to accommodate those affected and adapt when and where we can. Countries have spent trillions of dollars on Kyoto Protocol treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions since 1997. Notice any change in the temperature?

    Dr. John S. Theon follows Carter. Theon, a retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist was once James Hansen’s supervisor. Hansen, remember, is the climate scientists known for global warming fear mongering and is probably the most prominent name in the global warming movement other than Al Gore. Hansen believes CEOs of oil companies should be put on trial for committing high crimes on humanity and nature.

    Theon is one of the 650 dissenting scientists named in a U.S. Senate Minority Report released in December 2008. He tells the story of Hansen’s close relationship with Gore and how Gore and Hansen worked together to politicize what should have been a scientific debate. Accused of muzzling Hansen, Dr. Theon confidently says he did so for a good reason. The climate change models used by NASA simply did not know enough to forecast credible predictions of climate change and anthropogenic effects on it.

    At the time in 1988 to the early 1990s, the variation in modeling results, from a few degrees of warming to a few degrees of cooling, indicated to Dr. Theon that these models could not be trusted. Though the models have improved, the climate remains extremely complex, and that has led Dr. Theon to the same conclusion that many other climatologists and scientists have arrived at over the past few days: there is no scientific consensus on climate change and implementing an extremely costly policy that may have little or no effect on temperature would be ill-advised and dangerous.

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    14 Responses to Global Warming Conference: More Scientific Dissent

    1. William, Alabama says:

      Thanks Nick, it's nice to hear the voice of reason and real science as opposed to the usual scare-mongering socialist tripe.

    2. Joseph A Olson, PE f says:

      I reached this site by link thru ClimateDepot and encourage all to visit that site….I have had one article posted with CD but currently have five articles posted at ClimateRealist….encourage everyone to become self educated on this important issue….the media and government have aligned in a position which is unscientific and not beneficial to humanity….a natural molecule is reason to be taxed to death ? ? ?

    3. Barb -mn says:

      Soon, chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation will be spoken. verse 13, last line. "The time will come to destroy those who destroy the earth!"

      Fear not, don't be guilted, as those who destroy the earth are those building bombs and weaponry to kill nature, especially the natural creation of innocent human lives.

      Natural resources are provided for human survival. NOT USING THEM, will destroy human survival. Another form of man-made government destruction to the earth.

    4. AntonioSosa says:

      As expected, the mainstream media is careful to avoid reporting about this conference and what the scientists at this meeting have to say.

      General Electric has bombarded us with daily propaganda — through its NBC networks, that includes MSNBC and CNBC — to make us swallow the global warming/cap and trade scam. Why? Because they stand to make BILLIONS from the scam at our expense. Not only is GE the largest wind turbine generator maker, but it may benefit as the sole “secondary market” trader of the cap and trade credits.

      We need to help others know about the truth behind the scam.

      Cap and trade represents huge taxes and cost increases, which will hurt mostly the poor and the middle class. Cap and trade will give dictatorial powers to Obama and will further enrich his billionaire friends (Gore, Soros, Goldman Sachs, Obama’s Chicago Climate Exchange friends, GE, etc.) — all at our expense and at the expense of our children and grandchildren.

      Cap and Trade “would be the equivalent of an atomic bomb directed at the U.S. economy—all without any scientific justification,” said famed climatologist Dr. S. Fred Singer. It would significantly increase taxes and the cost of energy, forcing many companies to close, thus increasing unemployment, poverty and dependence.

      Those brainwashed to the point of wanting to destroy the economy to "prevent global warming" are behaving like the most primitive human beings who were duped into believing that human sacrifices would ensure them good weather. Human beings don't have the power to control climate! And killing the economy will not help the environment. Poor countries can’t protect the environment. Just look at Haiti!

      More and more scientists and thinking people all over the world are realizing that man-made global warming is a hoax that threatens our future and the future of our children. More than 700 international scientists dissent over man-made global warming claims. They are now more than 13 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers. http://www.climatechangefraud.com/content/view/35

      Additionally, more than 30,000 American scientists have signed onto a petition that states, "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." http://www.petitionproject.org

      We pray that honest leaders – both Democrat and Republican – are able to save us from Obama's criminal global warming/cap-and-trade scam.

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    6. Kay, Houston says:

      Michaels and Carter are both funded by oil companies, of course they are going to make these findings! Come on.

      And Theon wasn't actually Hansen's supervisor when he worked for NASA. The director of GISS reports to the director of GSFC, who reports to the NASA Administrator. He hasn't worked for NASA since '94 so definitely not up to date on the science. He's just some guy that Inhofe (also funded by oil and gas companies) dug out of nowhere. Inhofe has received over a million dollars from oil and gas companies since taking office.

    7. Fox Badibanga, Los A says:

      What most of opinions forget is to consider seeing the earth what it really is; a living being. It is possible that the earth is not different from the human body as to the expression of life, feelings, memory, joy and pain etc…I make this more understandable in my book: Global Warming and Al Gore Faustus Adventures inside the Earth, now available on http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0615289673
      The story in this book centers on the escapades of a fictional character named Al Gore Faustus and explores the idea that the earth is a living anthropomorphized being with feelings, memory, and a spirit and that it should be treated as such.

      There are many efforts being deployed to save energy, to build free of pollution technologies, to protect the planet, etc…But, unless we understand the reasons why we should save energy and protect the planet earth, these efforts will remain thin and meaningless to many.

      Explaining what the earth is and why we should protect it by adopting clean industry is what this book is all about.

      Let’s make an effort to talk to the Earth itself.

    8. Whicket Williams Kin says:

      If you voted for anybody who is currently holding office, you are getting what you deserve. Never vote for ANY incumbent, regardless of party. If they are holding office, they are guilty.

    9. Eve, Toronto says:

      The one thing this hoax has taught us is that every politician in favor of a cap and trade or carbon tax is a crook. Never vote for that person again. Every newspaper, radio station and TV network that writes about or talks about global warming or climate change are crooks. Do not buy their services or product. Every environmental group is dishonest. Do not give them money; do not sign their petitions. The only way to stop this madness is to remove these thieves from our lives.

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    14. Alistair MacColl Lon says:

      As a wildlife conservationist I am concerned but above all about the truth as are many others. Because of the dangerous pact that appears to exist between the mass media, NGOs, and socialist politicians there is limited easily readable material available for those who want to know the bare facts. As the herd gallops dangerously over the cliff taking all with it, it would be good if those well qualified could give us a list of facts, and quotations from genuine scientists, highlighting the global warming hoax.Emailed in format: A4 folded twice (fits in pocket or envelope- stands on the mantelpiece) "Stop the hoax – I want to get off" Authoritative volunteers to save the world – please?

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