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Environmental Scientists Reversing Global-Warming Opinions

A major U.S. Senate report is pending which blows the lid on a story the media doesn’t want to talk about.  A remarkable number, a growing number, of famous environmental scientists around the world have turned into full-blown skeptics on global warming.  They point to a growing weight of scientific evidence against global warming, and to the even greater evidence that mankind’s activities have almost no impact on global temperatures. 

An article released this week by the U.S. Senate Committe on Environment and Public Works highlights the history and current positions of several of the world’s most noted environmental scientists.  Some of the Scientists cited include geophysicist Claude Allegre, geologist Bruno Wiskel, astrophysicist Nir Shaviv, mathemetician engineer David Evans, climate researcher Tad Murty, botanist David Bellamy, climate scientist Chris de Freitas, physicist Zbigniew Jaworowski, and many more. 

Paleoclimatologist Tim Patterson, of Carlton University in Ottawa, taught students that CO2 was the primary driver of climate change.  No longer.  As the Senate article details, Patterson says his conversion on the issue “probably cost me a lot of grant money. However, as a scientist I go where the science takes me and not where activists want me to go.” Patterson now asserts that more and more scientists are converting to climate skeptics.  “When I go to a scientific meeting, there’s lots of opinion out there, there’s lots of discussion (about climate change). I was at the Geological Society of America meeting in Philadelphia in the fall and I would say that people with my opinion were probably in the majority,” Patterson told the Winnipeg Sun on February 13, 2007.   In the majority?  What about the many claims that the IPCC’s report, and the scientific evidence is unequivocal?  Maybe they forgot to tell the Geological Society of America.

Patterson, who believes the sun is responsible for the recent warm up of the Earth, ridiculed the environmentalists and the media for not reporting the truth. “But if you listen to [Canadian environmental activist David] Suzuki and the media, it’s like a tiger chasing its tail. They try to outdo each other and all the while proclaiming that the debate is over but it isn’t — come out to a scientific meeting sometime,” Patterson said. In a separate interview on April 26, 2007 with a Canadian newspaper, Patterson explained that the scientific proof favors skeptics. “I think the proof in the pudding, based on what (media and governments) are saying, (is) we’re about three quarters of the way (to disaster) with the doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere,” he said. “The world should be heating up like crazy by now, and it’s not. The temperatures match very closely with the solar cycles.” 

Dr. Chris de Freitas wrote this last August 17th:  “One could reasonably argue that lack of evidence is not a good reason for complacency. But I believe the billions of dollars committed to GW research and lobbying for GW and for Kyoto treaties etc could be better spent on uncontroversial and very real environmental problems (such as air pollution, poor sanitation, provision of clean water and improved health services) that we know affect tens of millions of people,” de Freitas concluded. de Freitas was one of the 60 scientists who wrote an April 6, 2006 letter urging withdrawal of Kyoto to Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper which stated in part, “Significant [scientific] advances have been made since the [Kyoto] protocol was created, many of which are taking us away from a concern about increasing greenhouse gases.”

Yet on the other hand, Greenpeace is building a replica of Noah’s Ark, and their message sounds so familiar: “Climate change is real, it’s happening now and unless world leaders take urgent, decisive and far-reaching action, the next decades will see human misery on a scale not experienced in modern times,” said Greenpeace activist Hilal Atici. “Those leaders have a mandate from the people … to massively cut greenhouse gas emissions and to do it now.”

Who do you suppose has more credibility?  Who should get more press coverage?  Greenpeace?  Or scientists who dedicated themselves to global warming, yet have now reversed their position based on scientific data which shows almost no climate link to manmade factors, but a strong link to solar activity and absorbed solar energy?

May 16, 2007 Posted by | Environment, Environmental Issues, Fraud Alert, Global Warming | Leave a comment