Craig Idso examines Al Gore’s United States Senate Environment & Public Works Committee testimony.
"A new paper by the Center for Science and Public Policy examines the extent, if any, of a “human footprint in Florida’s Climate History.”
With the prospect of climate change legislation that could cost American families up to $4,500 per year by 2015, and talk of using technology to sequester carbon through well drilling, which Michael Economides estimates could cost up to $7.2 trillion – or 60 times the current costs of drilling (Energy Tribune, June 2007) – it is ever more… Read More »
Whether dangerous human-caused climate change is a fact, possibly a fact or a fabrication depends on who you choose to believe. Many of us line up somewhere between probable and possible on this spectrum. John Roskam – Director, Institute of public Affairs, Melbourne, Australia
Politicians, scientists and bureaucrats have contrived a threat of Biblical floods, droughts, plagues and extinctions worthier of St. John the Divine than of science.
Introduction: A cursory examination of the list of Gore’s errors is enough to demonstrate that each of them serves to magnify the supposed planetary threat posed by “global warming”, or to pour scorn and contempt on any who dare to gainsay the supposed “consensus”. Therefore we must conclude that Gore’s movie was not science: it was sophisticated propaganda… Read More »
CLIMATE cannot be accurately predicted more than a few weeks ahead with any respectable degree of reliability. The unpredictability even of a simple mathematical object whose initial state is not known in sufficiently fine detail has long been proven. Climate is a complex, non-linear object (IPCC, 2001) and is, therefore, a fortiori, impossible to predict long-term.
In a recent paper, W. Aeschbach-Hertig (2006) of the Institute of Environmental Physics in the University of Heidelberg promotes his view that Khilyuk and Chilingar (2006) are wrong to suggest that the human influence on climate is negligible compared to natural forces driving the Earth’s climate. The two authors are members of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental… Read More »
FIGURES in the final draft of the UN’s fourth five-year report on climate change show that the previous report, in 2001, had overestimated the human influence on the climate since the Industrial Revolution by at least one-third.
Abstract It is often said that there is a scientific “consensus” to the effect that climate change will be “catastrophic” and that, on this question, “the debate is over”. The present paper will demonstrate that the claim of unanimous scientific “consensus” was false, and known to be false, when it was first made; that the trend of opinion… Read More »