“When it comes to light
that the carbon scare was known to be bogus in 2008,
the ALP is going to be regarded as criminally negligent
or ideologically stupid for not having seen through
it. And if the Liberals support the general thrust of
their actions, they will be seen likewise.”
- Dr. David Evans, consultant to the Australian Greenhouse
Office from 1999 to 2005.
“AGW (anthropogenic global warming)
is a fiction and a very dangerous fiction.”
- William Kininmonth, head of the Australian Bureau
of Meteorology?s National Climate Centre (1986-1998),
Australian delegate to the World Meteorological Organization’s
Commission for Climatology (1982-1998).
"There is] an atmosphere of intimidation
if one expresses dissenting views or evidence. It is
as if one is doing one’s colleagues a great disservice
in dissenting and perhaps derailing the gravy train.
The global warming monopoly is seriously bad for science”
- David Packham, former CSIRO principle research scientist,
senior research fellow in a climate group at Monash
University, and an officer in the Australian Bureau
“It is my strong belief that CSIRO
has passed its use-by date. The organisation that bears
the name of CSIRO has very little in common with the
organisation that I joined in 1971, one that produced
so much of value for Australia during its first seven
decades. As an example, consider the Garnaut Report
[on global warming], possibly the longest economic suicide
note in Australia’s history. It is based on the
dire predictions of CSIRO’s modelling programs.”
- Dr. Art Raiche, former CSIRO Chief Research Scientist.
“I have yet to see credible proof
of carbon dioxide driving climate change, yet alone
man-made CO2 driving it. The atmospheric hot-spot is
missing and the ice core data refute this. When will
we collectively awake from this deceptive delusion.
I contend that those professional scientists and advisors
that are knowingly complicit in climate science fraud
and all that is derived from it, will continue to be
exposed by the science itself.”
- Dr. Guy LeBlanc Smith, retired CSIRO Principal Research
“All those urging action to curb
global warming need to take off the blinkers and give
some thought to what we should do if we are facing global
cooling instead. It will be difficult for people to
face the truth when their reputations, careers, government
grants or hopes for social change depend on global warming,
but the fate of civilisation may be at stake.”
- Geophysicist Dr. Phil Chapman, an astronautical engineer
and the first Australian to become a NASA astronaut.
“Many distinguished scientists refuse
to participate in the IPCC process, and others have
resigned from it, because in the end the advice that
the panel provides to governments is political and not
scientific.” - Dr. Bob Carter, Paleoclimate
scientist, James Cook University and former chairman
of the earth science panel of the Australian Research
“What terrifies me is the way the
state governments in Australia with their emissions
trading they are contemplating using the superannuation
funds to invest in carbon trading - they’re going
to lose their money!” - Emeritus
Professor Lance Endersbee, former dean of engineering
and pro-vice chancellor at Monash University.
“All those urging action to curb
global warming need to take off the blinkers and give
some thought to what we should do if we are facing global
cooling instead.” - Geophysicist
Dr. Phil Chapman, an astronautical engineer and former
NASA astronaut, served as staff physicist at MIT (Massachusetts
Institute of Technology)
“Creating an ideology pegged to carbon
dioxide is a dangerous nonsense…The present alarm
on climate change is an instrument of social control,
a pretext for major businesses and political battle.
It became an ideology, which is concerning.”
- Environmental Scientist Professor Delgado Domingos
of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast
group, has more than 150 published articles.
“CO2 emissions make absolutely no
difference one way or another….Every scientist
knows this, but it doesn’t pay to say so…Global
warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in
the driver’s seat and developing nations walking
barefoot.” - Dr. Takeda Kunihiko,
vice-chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology
Research at Chubu University in Japan.
“The [global warming] scaremongering
has its justification in the fact that it is something
that generates funds.” - Award-winning
Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for
Scientific Research in Buenos Aires and head of the
Paleontology Department at the University of La Plata.
“Whatever the weather, it's not being
caused by global warming. If anything, the climate may
be starting into a cooling period.”
Atmospheric scientist Dr. Art V. Douglas, former Chair
of the Atmospheric Sciences Department at Creighton
University in Omaha, Nebraska, and is the author of
numerous papers for peer-reviewed publications.
“But there is no falsifiable scientific
basis whatever to assert this warming is caused by human-produced
greenhouse gasses because current physical theory is
too grossly inadequate to establish any cause at all.”
- Chemist Dr. Patrick Frank, who has authored more than
50 peer-reviewed articles.
“The ‘global warming scare’
is being used as a political tool to increase government
control over American lives, incomes and decision making.
It has no place in the Society's activities.”
- Award-Winning NASA Astronaut/Geologist and Moonwalker
Jack Schmitt who flew on the Apollo 17 mission and formerly
of the Norwegian Geological Survey and for the U.S.
“Earth has cooled since 1998 in defiance
of the predictions by the UN-IPCC….The global
temperature for 2007 was the coldest in a decade and
the coldest of the millennium…which is why ‘global
warming’ is now called ‘climate change.’”
- Climatologist Dr. Richard Keen of the Department of
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of
“Many [scientists] are now searching
for a way to back out quietly (from promoting warming
fears), without having their professional careers ruined.”
- Atmospheric physicist James A. Peden, formerly of
the Space Research and Coordination Center in Pittsburgh.
I argue: (1) that global warming (climate
change, climate chaos, etc.) will not become humankind’s
greatest threat until the sun has its next hiccup in
a billion years or more (in the very unlikely scenario
that we are still around), (2) that global warming is
presently nowhere near being the planet’s most
deadly environmental scourge, and (3) that government
action and political will cannot measurably or significantly
ameliorate global climate in the present world. - Denis
G Rancourt is a professor of physics and an environmental
science researcher at the University of Ottawa. His
scientific research has been concentrated in the areas
of spectroscopic and diffraction measurement methods,
magnetism, reactive environmental nanoparticles, aquatic
sediments and nutrients, and boreal forest lakes.
Nobody can know if the recent halt to global
warming is temporary, permanent or the start of a new
warming or cooling phase. But it is certain that anybody
who proclaims that “Global warming is accelerating”
is a liar, a fool, or both. - Richard
S. Courtney, a UN IPCC expert reviewer and a UK-based
climate and atmospheric science consultant.
If you want to be an eminent scientist
you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of
grants. You can’t get grants unless you say, Oh
global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide. - Reid
Bryson (deceased) founded what is now the Department
of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed a B.A. in geology
and a Ph.D. in meteorology. He became the first chairman
of the Department of Meteorology at the University.
He became the first director of the Institute for Environmental
Studies in 1970. Bryson was made a Global Laureate by
the United Nations Global Environment Program in 1990.
The IPCC has become an inbred process.
All the scientists I know are doing legitimate work
and believe in what they are doing. ... Still, it's
a narrow view. - Roger Pielke Sr. is currently
a Senior Research Scientist in CIRES and a Senior Research
Associate at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC)
at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is also
an Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado
State University. Pielke has studied terrain-induced
mesoscale systems, including the development of a three-dimensional
mesoscale model of the sea breeze, for which he received
the NOAA Distinguished Authorship Award for 1974. Dr.
Pielke has worked for NOAA's Experimental Meteorology
Lab and served as Colorado State Climatologist from
One of the problems is that people look
at really hot weather—it started out in 1988 when
the summer was really hot—and then use that as
a springboard to talk about global warming. You can’t
really judge climate by looking at two or three annual
records one way or the other. Climate is not something
that you can actually see out the window or you experience
directly. It is something you experience over generations.
- Dr. Christopher Essex is a full Professor
in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University
of Western Ontario. He is the author of publications
in academic journals such as the Journal of the Atmospheric
Sciences, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Geophysical and
Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Nature, the Physical Review,
Physica, The Journal of Physics, Proceedings of the
Royal Society, and the Astrophysical Journal. He specializes
in the underlying mathematics, physics and computation
of complex dynamical processes such as climate. Dr.
Essex was an NSERC visiting fellow at the Canadian Climate
Centre and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow
in Germany. He is currently a visiting professor at
the Niels Bohr Institute's Ørsted Laboratory
Most of the "green" stuff is
verging on a gigantic scam. Carbon trading, with its
huge government subsidies, is just what finance and
industry wanted. It's not going to do a damn thing about
climate change, but it'll make a lot of money for a
lot of people and postpone the moment of reckoning.
I am not against renewable energy, but to spoil all
the decent countryside in the UK with wind farms is
driving me mad. It's absolutely unnecessary, and it
takes 2500 square kilometres to produce a gigawatt -
that's an awful lot of countryside. - James
Lovelock, originator of the Gaia theory, which describes
Earth as a self-regulating planet, has a stark view
of the future of humanity. [He appears to believe that
there is manmade global warming, but that it is already
too late to do anything to save ourselves. So we support
this statement without buying into his beliefs - Ed].
"[After the second world
war] everybody said, we ought to invest in these people...out
of that came a lot of scientists who were in it for
the money, the power... those people don't always tell
you the truth... there's nothing in their contract that
makes it to their advantage always to tell you the truth...
the people I'm talking about are, say, a member of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change..."
Kary Mullis, from Celebrating
the Scientific Experiment. Sharing tales from the
17th century and from his own backyard-rocketry days,
he celebrates the curiosity, inspiration and rigor of
good science in all its forms. He won the Nobel Prize
in Chemistry that jump-started the 1990s' biorevolution.
“I am a skeptic…Global warming
has become a new religion.” - Nobel
Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever.
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.” - UN IPCC Japanese
Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental
“The IPCC has actually become a closed
circuit; it doesn’t listen to others. It doesn’t
have open minds… I am really amazed that the Nobel
Peace Prize has been given on scientifically incorrect
conclusions by people who are not geologists.”
- Indian geologist Dr. Arun D. Ahluwalia at Punjab University
and a board member of the UN-supported International
Year of the Planet.
“So far, real measurements give no
ground for concern about a catastrophic future warming.”
- Scientist Dr. Jarl R. Ahlbeck, a chemical engineer
at Abo Akademi University in Finland, author of 200
scientific publications and former Greenpeace member.
“Anyone who claims that the debate
is over and the conclusions are firm has a fundamentally
unscientific approach to one of the most momentous issues
of our time.” - Solar physicist
Dr. Pål Brekke, senior advisor to the Norwegian
Space Centre in Oslo. Brekke has published more than
40 peer-reviewed scientific articles on the sun and
solar interaction with the Earth.
“The models and forecasts of the
UN IPCC "are incorrect because they only are based
on mathematical models and presented results at scenarios
that do not include, for example, solar activity.”
- Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the
Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University
“It is a blatant lie put forth in the
media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists
who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.”
- U.S Government Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg
of the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA.
“Even doubling or tripling the amount
of carbon dioxide will virtually have little impact,
as water vapour and water condensed on particles as
clouds dominate the worldwide scene and always will.”
– . Geoffrey G. Duffy, a professor in the Department
of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the University
of Auckland, NZ.
“After reading [UN IPCC chairman]
Pachauri's asinine comment [comparing skeptics to] Flat
Earthers, it's hard to remain quiet.”
- Climate statistician Dr. William M. Briggs, who specializes
in the statistics of forecast evaluation, serves on
the American Meteorological Society's Probability and
Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly
“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,”
Andrei Kapitsa, a Russian geographer and Antarctic ice
“I am convinced that the current
alarm over carbon dioxide is mistaken...Fears about
man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not
based on good science.” - Award
Winning Physicist Dr. Will Happer, Professor at the
Department of Physics at Princeton University and Former
Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy,
who has published over 200 scientific papers, and is
a fellow of the American Physical Society, The American
Association for the Advancement of Science, and the
National Academy of Sciences.
“Nature's regulatory instrument is
water vapor: more carbon dioxide leads to less moisture
in the air, keeping the overall GHG content in accord
with the necessary balance conditions.”
– Prominent Hungarian Physicist and environmental
researcher Dr. Miklós Zágoni reversed
his view of man-made warming and is now a skeptic. Zágoni
was once Hungary’s most outspoken supporter of
the Kyoto Protocol.
“For how many years must the planet
cool before we begin to understand that the planet is
not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?"
- Geologist Dr. David Gee the chairman of the science
committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress
who has authored 130 plus peer reviewed papers, and
is currently at Uppsala University in Sweden.
“Gore prompted me to start delving
into the science again and I quickly found myself solidly
in the skeptic camp…Climate models can at best
be useful for explaining climate changes after the fact.”
- Meteorologist Hajo Smit of Holland, who reversed his
belief in man-made warming to become a skeptic, is a
former member of the Dutch UN IPCC committee.
“The quantity of CO2 we produce is
insignificant in terms of the natural circulation between
air, water and soil... I am doing a detailed assessment
of the UN IPCC reports and the Summaries for Policy
Makers, identifying the way in which the Summaries have
distorted the science.” - South
Afican Nuclear Physicist and Chemical Engineer Dr. Philip
Lloyd, a UN IPCC co-coordinating lead author who has
authored over 150 refereed publications.
"The so-called scientific basis of
the climate problem is within my professional competence
as a meteorologist. It is my professional opinion that
there is no evidence at all for catastrophic global
warming. It is likely that global temperatures will
rise a little, much as IPCC predicts, but there is a
growing body of evidence that the errant behavior of
the Sun may cause some cooling in the foreseeable future."
- Hendrik Tennekes, retired Director of
Research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute,
former Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the
Pennsylvania State University and internationally recognized
expert in atmospheric boundary layer processes.
Like many others, I was personally sure
that CO2 is the bad culprit in the story of global warming.
But after carefully digging into the evidence, I realized
that things are far more complicated than the story
sold to us by many climate scientists or the stories
regurgitated by the media. - Dr. Nir J.
Shaviv is a Senior Lecturer at the Racah Institute of
Physics of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His research
interests cover a wide range of topics in astrophysics,
most are related to the application of fluid dynamics,
radiation transfer or high energy physics to a wide
range of objects.
The global warming impacts are so tiny
today that they can't be measured although they might
be measured in 100 years. Compared to the natural swings
of hurricane activity and compared to the huge population
increase and infrastructure build-up along the coast,
any global warming effects are likely to be so tiny
that they're lost in the noise. - Christopher
Landsea received a doctoral degree atmospheric science
Colorado State University. Formerly a research meteorologist
with Hurricane Research Division of Atlantic Oceanographic
& Meteorological Laboratory at NOAA, is now the
Science and Operations Officer at the National Hurricane
Center. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union
and the American Meteorological Society.
You really cannot say for certain what
is causing current climate change, data are inconclusive.
- Petr Chylek is a researcher for Space
and Remote Sensing Sciences at Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos
Alamos National Laboratory. Prior to becoming a government
researcher in 2001, Chylek was Professor of Physics
and Atmospheric Science in the graduate program at Dalhousie
University in Halifax, Canada where he continues as
an Adjunct Professor. Chylek has published over 100
scientific papers in remote sensing, atmospheric radiation,
climate change, cloud and aerosol physics, applied laser
physics and ice core analysis. His work has been cited
more than 3000 times. Chylek is best known for his work
in remote sensing, water vapor, aerosols and their relation
to climate change.
If both water vapour and CO2 are an internal part of
the system, and only the anthropogenic part of CO2 is
considered external, the impact of the latter will be
modified by water vapour. There is merit to the precautionary
action of keeping the emissions as low as possible.
In the end this approach [speculating we are headed
for disaster] may be counterproductive. It is like the
boy that cried wolf. If it happens too many times without
proof, people will stop listening. I would rather have
all the facts before rushing to any conclusions. -
Dr. Jan Veizer is a “Distinguished University
Professor” of Geology at the University of Ottawa
(Emeritus since April 2004) where he held the NSERC/Noranda/CIAR
Research Chair in Earth Systems. He recently retired
also from the Chair of Sedimentary and Isotope Geology
at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. He has drawn
on the principles of geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics
and biology to paint a picture of the Earth as a dynamic,
Global warming doesn't matter except to
the extent that it will affect life -- ours and that
of all living things on Earth. And contrary to the latest
news, the evidence that global warming will have serious
effects on life is thin. Most evidence suggests the
contrary. - Daniel Botkin: Marine Biologist
and President of the Center for the Study of the Environment
and Professor Emeritus in the department of Ecology,
Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California.