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Update: More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims March 17, 2009

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Update: More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims

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By Marc Morano, EPW blog

Outpouring of Skeptical Scientists Continues as 59 Scientists Added to Senate Report. ‘The science has, quite simply, gone awry’

Washington DC: Fifty nine additional scientists from around the world have been added to the U.S. Senate Minority Report of dissenting scientists, pushing the total to over 700 skeptical international scientists – a dramatic increase from the original 650 scientists featured in the initial December 11, 2008 release. The 59 additional scientists added to the 255-page Senate Minority report since the initial release 13 � weeks ago represents an average of over four skeptical scientists a week.  This updated report – which includes yet another former UN IPCC scientist – represents an additional 300 (and growing) scientists and climate researchers since the initial report�s release in December 2007.

The over 700 dissenting scientists are now more than 13 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers. The 59 additional scientists hail from all over the world, including Japan, Italy, UK, Czech Republic, the U.S. and many are affiliated with prestigious institutions including, NASA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Defense Department, Energy Department, U.S. Air Force, the Philosophical Society of Washington (the oldest scientific society in Washington), Princeton University, Tulane University, American University, Oregon State University, U.S. Naval Academy and EPA.

The explosion of skeptical scientific voices is accelerating unabated in 2009. A March 14, 2009 article in the Australian revealed that Japanese scientists are now at the forefront of rejecting man-made climate fears prompted by the UN IPCC. Prominent Japanese Geologist Dr. Shigenori Maruyama, a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology�s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences who has authored more than 125 scientific publications, said in March 2009 that “there was widespread skepticism among his colleagues about the IPCC’s fourth and latest assessment report that most of the observed global temperature increase since the mid-20th century �is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations.” Maruyama noted that when this question was raised at a Japan Geoscience Union symposium last year, ‘the result showed 90 per cent of the participants do not believe the IPCC report.” [Also See: The prestigious International Geological Congress, dubbed the geologists’ equivalent of the Olympic Games, was held in Norway in August 2008 and prominently featured the voices of scientists skeptical of man-made global warming fears. [See: Skeptical scientists overwhelm conference: ‘2/3 of presenters and question-askers were hostile to, even dismissive of, the UN IPCC’ & see full reports here & here � More analyses of recent developments see report’s introduction here. ]

“I do not find the supposed scientific consensus among my colleagues,” noted Earth Scientist Dr. Javier Cuadros on March 3, 2009. Cuadros is of the UK Natural History Museum, who specializes in Clay Mineralogy and has published more than 30 scientific papers.

Award-Winning Princeton University Physicist Dr. Robert H. Austin, who has published 170 scientific papers, was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences lamented the current fears over global warming. “Unfortunately, Climate Science has become Political Science. It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomena which is statistically questionable at best,” Austin told the minority staff on the Environment and Public Works Committee on March 2, 2009.

See the full report here.

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1. joe - March 17, 2009

So what should I tell my politically motivated friends when they say “everybody knows there’s global warming”?….I’ve tried surface temp stats. Recent update in glacial coverage. etc. How many years does it have to get colder before Gore shuts up?
My latest aggrivation comes from earth night, where my kids teachers told her we have to shut out lights so the polar bears can live!!!

2. Pete - March 30, 2009

Even if there was a continual global warming (i.e. the Earth wasn’t experiencing a cooling period over the last decade); a good response to “everyone knows there’s global warming” could be; “Yes, but is human activity the cause?” Unfortunately, anyone who is already brainwashed and bent on their ideology will be next to impossible to convince, no matter what irrefutable evidence you provide. This has become a religion, not a science. Just be patient, you will not have to wait too much longer before the global warming ruse is publicly exposed in full, and half of the scientific community is embarrassed beyond comprehension. I’ll fill you in on a little secret; the hoax has been exposed within the inner circles for quite some time now (trust me), and the public delay is simply due to the advocating scientists looking for a way to slither out of this embarrassment intact. They haven’t figured out how to do this yet.

3. MLK - March 31, 2009

If you’ll notice, the International Geologic Congress is paid for by incredibly powerful oil/gas/mining companies….. yet we have powerful interests promoting global warming which is largely false?? how can there be a healthy unbiased debate with such powerful interests on both sides of the argument? we must rely on scientists – who are being paid off left and right? (literally) I think the key here is that taxing humanity for a byproduct of life on earth is clearly a trap which people should be more aware. “They” would have “us” all believing there ought to be fewer of “us” – not realizing what “they” really mean is that there ought to be fewer of “us”, not fewer of “them”.

Any logical thinking person should realize there should never be a tax levied on that which sustains us. The fact there is a massive push to levy this type of tax is indicative of a massive push to limit the amount of life on earth, namely human life.

There are other solutions to reducing polution than taxing the air we breathe and the animals we depend upon for food.


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