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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Global Warming? Nah...

h/t to Dust my Broom.

There is FINALLY a list of scientists, about 17,000 of them, who are willing to put their names to a petition that states that Kyoto, and the whole Global Warming Activist agenda, is BUNK.

And they are asking the US Government NOT to sign on to any such agreement.

Here's the money quote:

World leaders gathered in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997 to consider a world treaty restricting emissions of ''greenhouse gases,'' chiefly carbon dioxide (CO2), that are thought to cause ''global warming'' severe increases in Earth's atmospheric and surface temperatures, with disastrous environmental consequences. Predictions of global warming are based on computer climate modeling, a branch of science still in its infancy. The empirical evidence actual measurements of Earth's temperature shows no man-made warming trend. Indeed, over the past two decades, when CO2 levels have been at their highest, global average temperatures have actually cooled slightly.

To be sure, CO2 levels have increased substantially since the Industrial Revolution, and are expected to continue doing so. It is reasonable to believe that humans have been responsible for much of this increase. But the effect on the environment is likely to be benign. Greenhouse gases cause plant life, and the animal life that depends upon it, to thrive. What mankind is doing is liberating carbon from beneath the Earth's surface and putting it into the atmosphere, where it is available for conversion into living organisms.
(oh dear sis-a-ter of mine, any thoughts/comments? And I mean that seriously, my little "Orange Tory"...)


  • At Tue. Jul. 11, 11:03:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    it's easy to believe what you prefer to believe, however, the greater scientific community rejects the petition project OVERWHELMINGLY

    What is the Petition Project exactly? A petition, distributed through a mass mailing, urging the US government to reject the KP. It consists of a petition signature card with a brief anti- Kyoto Protocol statement; a short letter signed by Dr. Frederick Seitz; a reprint of a 12 Apr 97 Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled "Science Has Spoken: Global Warming is a Myth"; and an eight-page article entitled "Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide" which mimics the format of a published journal article even though it has NOT been peer-reviewed, nor published, nor accepted for publication.

    The Petition Project is apparently a deliberate attempt by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine and the Marshall Institute - identified as the article authors’ affiliations - to deceive the scientific community with misinformation on the subject of climate change. The Project’s conclusions reflect the authors’ political ideology, not objective peer-reviewed science. If this petition is circulating in your department, please consider urging your colleagues NOT to sign it.
    the rest, for those who care to get some balance on this post, is at

  • At Tue. Jul. 11, 11:04:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

  • At Tue. Jul. 11, 12:39:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Zorpheous said…

    Wow, are people still referencing this peice of crap research (released in 1998) Seriously have the arguements they give actually support the evidence of global warming, such as tropospheric temperature decreases.

    Also, many of the so called signators on that petition is complete bush shit. One of the signators, Larry Niven, is not climate specialist or even a scientist, but he does write good science fiction (and so how I just done believe he would sign such a petition anyways)

    Lastly, the article which the petition is based on has been peer reviewed and found to completely useless.

    I still love how this eight year old peice of crap is still presented as proof that there is no such thing as Global Warming. How smelly is an eight year peice of shit paper?

  • At Tue. Jul. 11, 01:18:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "If this petition is circulating in your department, please consider urging your colleagues NOT to sign it."

    I guess in the acedemic community they aren't allowed to make up their own minds and should be 'urged' to beleive in something.

    Its funny how we can have an overwhelming majority of scientists who support the theory of global warming (even when most aren't in that discipline) but when a counter arguement is made, using the exact same criteria (17000 scientists of any stripe) its just discarded as bunk.

    Open minds indead!


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