It’s time we let science speak for itself. The vast majority of climate scientists do NOT support the global warming scare that is being promoted by Al Gore and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Below is a July 2009 letter to Congress by a team of atmospheric scientists, publicized by Marc Morano Executive Editor, Climate Depot (www.climatedepot.org).
President, Open Systems
Scientists’ Letter to Congress: You are being deceived about global warming — Earth has been cooling for 10 years.
You have recently received an Open Letter from the Woods Hole Research Center, exhorting you to act quickly to avoid global disaster.
The letter purports to be from independent scientists, but that Center is the former den of the President’s science advisor, John Holdren, and is far from independent.
This is the same science advisor who has given us predictions of “almost certain” thermonuclear war or eco-catastrophe by the year 2000, and many other forecasts of doom that somehow never seem to arrive on time.
The facts are: The sky is not falling; the Earth has been cooling for ten years, without help. The present cooling was NOT predicted by the alarmists’ computer models, and has come as an embarrassment to them.
The finest meteorologists in the world cannot predict the weather two weeks in advance, let alone the climate for the rest of the century. Can Al Gore? Can John Holdren? We are flooded with claims that the evidence is clear, that the debate is closed, that we must act immediately, etc, but in fact there is no such evidence; it doesn’t exist.
The proposed legislation would cripple the U.S. economy, putting us at a disadvantage compared to our competitors. For such drastic action, it is only prudent to demand genuine proof that it is needed, not guesswork, and not false claims about the state of the science. Demand proof, not consensus.
Finally, climate alarmism pays well. Many alarmists are profiting from their activism. There are billions of dollars floating around for the taking, and being taken.
Robert H. Austin , Professor of Physics, Princeton University
William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Princeton University
S. Fred Singer, Professor of Environmental Sciences Emeritus, University of Virginia, first director of the National Weather Satellite Service
Roger W. Cohen, Manager, Strategic Planning and Programs, ExxonMobil Corporation (retired)
Harold W. Lewis, Professor of Physics Emeritus, University of California at Santa Barbara
Laurence I. Gould, Professor of Physics, University of Hartford
Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology