U.S. SENATE REPORT: OVER 400 PROMINENT SCIENTISTS DISPUTE MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING CLAIMS [report updated to 700 scientists in 2009]
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 theUN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC. [ClimateGate lets the public understand why scientists made the following comments back in 2007 or earlier].
Dr. Kiminori Itoh; IPCC Expert Reviewer, award-winning environmental physical chemist: "[Warming fears are the] worst scientific scandal in the history ... When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists."
Dr. Kenneth Green (2009); IPCC Expert Reviewer: "A Death Spiral for Climate Alarmism ... We can expect climate crisis industry to grow increasingly shrill, and increasingly hostile toward anyone who questions their authority."
Dr Vincent Gray; Expert Reviewer of every draft of the IPCC reports since 1990, climate researcher and author of more than 100 papers: "The claims of the IPCC are dangerous unscientific nonsense."
Dr Tom Segalstad (2009); Head of geology at Oslo University: "Most leading geologists throughout the world know that the IPCCs view of Earth processes are implausible if not impossible".
Dr. Philip Lloyd (2009); IPCC Co-coordinating Lead Author and author of over 150 papers: "It isnt necessary to list all the changes I have identified between what the scientists actually said and what the policy makers who wrote the Summary for Policy Makers said they said. The process is so flawed that the result is tantamount to fraud. As an authority, the IPCC should be consigned to the scrapheap without delay.
Dr. Richard Lindzen, Former IPCC Lead Author, an Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, MIT: "Controlling carbon is kind of a bureaucrat's dream. If you control carbon, you control life. ... [The IPCC is] not 2,500 people offering their consensus, I participated in that. Each person who is an author writes one or two pages in conjunction with someone else...but ultimately, it is written by representatives of governments, of environmental organizations."
Dr. Paul Reiter, IPCC participant, malaria expert, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, professor of entomology and tropical disease at the Pasteur Institute. He resigned from the IPCC and had to threaten legal action to have his name removed from the IPCC: "That is how they make it seem that all the top scientists are agreed. ... We have done the studies and challenged the alarmists - but they continue to ignore the facts, and perpetuate the lies."
Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, IPCC Expert Reviewer, former Virginia State Climatologist and University of Virginia professor of environmental sciences: "Nowhere in the traditionally refereed scientific literature do we find any support for Gore's hypothesis. ... [Instead] NASA climate firebrand James E. Hansen said in 1989 that scientists had to choose the right balance between being effective and honest' about global warming."
Dr. John Christy; IPCC Lead Author in 2001, says on CNN, May 2, 2007 UN scientists attempting to distort the science for political purposes: "I was at the table with three Europeans, and we were having lunch. And they were talking about their role as [IPCC] lead authors ... [and] how they were trying to make the report so dramatic that the United States would just have to sign that Kyoto Protocol."
Dr. Christopher W. Landsea, IPCC Author and Reviewer, atmospheric scientist, expert with NOAA's National Hurricane Centre. Resigned from the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report charging the UN with playing politics with
Hurricane science: "I am withdrawing because I have come to view the part of the IPCC to which my expertise is relevant as having become politicized. ... I personally cannot in good faith continue to contribute to a process that I view as both being motivated by pre-conceived agendas and being scientifically unsound."
Andrei Kapitsa; Russian geographer and Antarctic ice core researcher: "The Kyoto theorists have put the cart before the horse. It is global warming that triggers higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, not the other way round. ... A large number of critical documents submitted at the 1995 U.N. conference in Madrid vanished without a trace. As a result, the discussion was one-sided and heavily biased, and the U.N. declared global warming to be a scientific fact."
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