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Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007

December 20, 2007 · Filed under: Politics

From a new US Senate report:

Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called “consensus” on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

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  • brewski

    Specifically, the “consensus” about anthropogenic climate change entails the following:

    1) the climate is undergoing a pronounced warming trend beyond the range of natural variability;
    2) the major cause of most of the observed warming is rising levels of the greenhouse gas CO2;
    3) the rise in CO2 is the result of burning fossil fuels;
    4) if CO2 continues to rise over the next century, the warming will continue; and
    5) a climate change of the projected magnitude over this time frame represents potential danger to human welfare and the environment.

    These conclusions have been explicitly endorsed by …

    Academia Brasiliera de Ciências (Bazil)
    Royal Society of Canada
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Academié des Sciences (France)
    Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Germany)
    Indian National Science Academy
    Accademia dei Lincei (Italy)
    Science Council of Japan
    Russian Academy of Sciences
    Royal Society (United Kingdom)
    National Academy of Sciences (United States of America)
    Australian Academy of Sciences
    Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts
    Caribbean Academy of Sciences
    Indonesian Academy of Sciences
    Royal Irish Academy
    Academy of Sciences Malaysia
    Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand
    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

    In addition to these national academies, the following institutions specializing in climate, atmosphere, ocean, and/or earth sciences have endorsed these conclusions:

    NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS)
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
    State of the Canadian Cryosphere (SOCC)
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Royal Society of the United Kingdom (RS)
    American Geophysical Union (AGU)
    American Institute of Physics (AIP)
    National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
    American Meteorological Society (AMS)
    Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)

    I’ll take this “consensus” over the 400 “scientists” handpicked by Sen Inhofe for his minority skeptics report.

  • http://www.zader.com Joshua Zader

    Brewski,

    What these 400 scientists demonstrate is that the scientific debate is far from being “over,” as Gore likes to claim.

    I’ve seen enough scientists (no need for scare quotes, by the way) explain why tenets 2, 3, and 4 of your list are ridiculous assumptions, that I personally don’t care how many organizations endorse them.

    By every indication I can find — the hyperboles in An Inconvenient Truth, the unabashedly socialist politics of radical environmentalists, Gore’s own hypocritical carbon footprint, and the proponents’ refusal to engage in high profile scientific debates — the global warming hype is chiefly a rouge for advancing socialist policies.

    All I can say is — no thanks. Spare me the propaganda.

    And speaking of propaganda campaigns, I see you’ve pasted these same comments into multiple blogs over the past few hours. In full damage-control mode, are we?

    Joshua