GROUP OF 50,000 SCIENTISTS DENY HUMAN CAUSED GLOBAL WARMINGSubmitted by christopher X on Sat, 07/26/2008 - 21:47
World Affairs Brief, July 25, 2008. Copyright Joel Skousen.
GROUP OF 50,000 SCIENTISTS DENY HUMAN CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING
Daily Tech reports that, "The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. In a posting to the APS forum, editor Jeffrey Marque explains,' There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution.'
"The APS is opening a debate with the publication of a paper by Lord Monckton of Brenchley, which concludes that climate sensitivity -- the rate of temperature change a given amount of greenhouse gas will cause -- has been grossly overstated by IPCC modeling... In an email to Daily Tech, Monckton says, 'I was dismayed to discover that the IPCC's 2001 and 2007 reports did not devote chapters to the central 'climate sensitivity' [to C02] question, and did not explain in proper, systematic detail the methods by which they evaluated it. When I began to investigate, it seemed that the IPCC was deliberately concealing and obscuring its method.' According to Monckton, 'there is substantial support for his results,.. that climate sensitivity must be harmlessly low.' Monckton, who was the science advisor to Britain's Thatcher administration, says natural variability is the cause of most of the Earth's recent warming. 'In the past 70 years the Sun was more active than at almost any other time in the past 11,400 years ... Mars, Jupiter, Neptune's largest moon, and Pluto warmed at the same time as Earth.'" No greenhouse gasses are on those planets.
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