Ivar Giaever received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973. He is a Democrat.
by Rupert Darwall, City Journal
Climate-change science is “settled,” say proponents of anthropogenic (human-induced) global warming, or AGW: the earth is getting warmer, and human activities are the reason. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), set up by the United Nations in 1988, has issued five assessment reports since its founding. In its most recent, in 2013, the IPCC stated that it was now “95 to 100 percent certain” that human activities—especially fossil-fuel emissions—are the primary drivers of planetary warming. Frequent news reports—such as the story of the melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a process that some scientists say is irreversible—seemingly confirm these conclusions.
And yet, highly credentialed scientists, including Nobel Prize–winning physicist Ivar Giaever, reject what is often called the “climate consensus.” Giaever resigned from the American Physical Society in protest of the group’s statement that evidence of global warming was “incontrovertible” and that governments needed to move immediately to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. Sixteen distinguished scientists signed a 2012 Wall Street Journal article, in which they argued that taking drastic action to “decarbonize” the world’s economy—an effort that would have major effects on economic growth and quality of life, especially in the developing world—was not justified by observable scientific evidence. And, like Giaever, they objected to the notion of a climate consensus—and to the unscientific shutting down of inquiry and the marginalization of dissenters as “heretics.” Most recently, renowned climate scientist Lennart Bengtsson stepped down from his post at a climate-skeptic think tank after he received hundreds of angry e-mails from scientists. He called the pressure “virtually unbearable.” [Continue reading]
by Dr. Ed Berry, also in Daily Inter Lake Op Ed of August 31, 2014
“Piltdown Man Hoax Is Exposed,” announced the New York Times on November 21, 1953. Yet liberals like Bill Baum believe the global warming hoax because their environmental religion requires it.
Baum hangs his June 29 rebuttal of my March 7 talk on a second hoax perpetuated to support the global warming hoax, namely, that 97 percent of scientists believe human CO2 causes significant global warming.
Consensus is central to politics but irrelevant to science where logic and data prevail. But on the subject of consensus, a simple internet search of “97 percent of scientists” finds a dozen articles that prove the oft-quoted 97-percent claim is an urban myth. [Continue reading] (145)
by Dr. Ed Berry
- He shares the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
- This Nobel Peace Prize means he has scientific expertise in Catastrophic human-caused Climate Change (CAGW).
- His expertise extends to the physics of how human emissions of carbon dioxide cause climate change.
Here’s the truth:
- Professor Steve Running does not have a Nobel Peace Prize.
- A Nobel Peace Prize means nothing about expertise in science.
- At the IPCC, Running was part of Working Group Two, “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability“, that has 20 Chapters. Running worked on Chapter 14 which pertains to possible effects of CAGW in North America, assuming CAGW is true.
- Running’s expertise is in Forest Ecophysiology, Forest Management, and Botany.
- Running is not a physicist and he was not a part of IPCC Working Group One, “The Physical Science Basis” which pertains to the causes and validity of CAGW.
- Therefore, Professor Steve Running has no professional claim to expertise on the causes and validity of CAGW.
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by Howard C. Hayden, Professor Emeritus of Physics, UConn, October 27, 2009 The Honorable Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Jackson: I write in … [Continue reading]
httpvh://youtu.be/0gDErDwXqhc by Dr. David M.W. Evans, February 20, 2013 "We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every … [Continue reading]
by Dr. Tim Ball, CanadianFreePress, February 5, 2007 Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth. But few listen, despite the fact that I was one of … [Continue reading]
by James Divine, Global Research The purpose of this work is to provide an investigation into the ideology of anthropogenic (human caused) climate change. It has been written with the confidence that further research within the public, as well … [Continue reading]
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by Marc Morano, ClimateDepot.com [Note: The below is a longer and updated version of the article in May 14, 2013 in Human Events.] The level of carbon dioxide, a trace essential gas in the atmosphere that humans exhale from our mouths, has … [Continue reading]
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by Dr. Ed Berry Rep Doug Coffin (D), Missoula, Professor of Molecular Biology at the U of Montana, sponsored HJ 10. I presented my rebuttal to the Montana House Committee on Natural Resources on February 13, 2011. Whereas some proponents of … [Continue reading]
by Dr. Ed Berry I presented this rebuttal to the Montana House Committee on Natural Resources on February 13, 2011. You may download the PDF I prepared for the committee. Rep Doug Coffin (D), Missoula, Professor of Molecular Biology at the U of … [Continue reading]
by Klaus-Eckart Puls and Sebastian Lüning (translated, edited by P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone) Currently this 2012/13 winter in Germany and over large parts of Europe we’ve been finding lots of cold, snow and ice - the fifth winter of this type in … [Continue reading]
by P Gosselin, NoTricksZone Meteorologist Prof. Dr. Horst Malberg has an article posted at the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) here. He tells us we ought to be preparing for a cooler 21st century first half. Professor Malberg … [Continue reading]
Hearing for HJ 10 is scheduled for: Wednesday, Feb 13, 3 p.m., Rm 172, Helena Rep Doug Coffin (D), Missoula, introduced HJ 10. Information about Rep Doug Coffin is here and here. The HJ 10 legislative draft is here. Continuing Bill information will … [Continue reading]
We, the undersigned scientists, maintain that the case for alarm regarding climate change is grossly overstated. Surface temperature changes over the past century have been episodic and modest and there has been no net global warming for over a … [Continue reading]
by The Right Climate Stuff Research Team January 23, 2013 There are competing points of view regarding the causes of climate change in our current environment. One group has concluded that human activities in the burning of fossil fuels have … [Continue reading]
by Dr. Ed Berry The UK Met Office developed a new version of its climate model, since the old one did not make accurate predictions. Their new climate model predicts no further global warming out to 2017, the 5-year limit of its forecast. Based … [Continue reading]
Monthly Weather Review, November 1922, page 589. (See NOAA PDF here.) by George Nicolas IFFT (Under the date of October 10, 1922, the American consul at Bergen, Norway, submitted the following report to the State Department, Washington, … [Continue reading]
Published by Financial Post (and also here since I am a signer - Ed) Policy actions that aim to reduce CO2 emissions are unlikely to influence future climate. Policies need to focus on preparation for, and adaptation to, all dangerous climatic … [Continue reading]
by Prof. Richard S. Lindzen, also published in WSJ Is there a reason to be alarmed by the prospect of global warming? Consider that the measurement used, the globally averaged temperature anomaly (GATA), is always changing. Sometimes it goes up, … [Continue reading]
Open Letter to the United States Senate You have recently received a letter from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), purporting to convey a “consensus” of the scientific community that immediate and drastic action is … [Continue reading]
Regarding the National Policy Statement on Climate Change of the APS Council: As physicists who are familiar with the science issues, and as current and past members of the American Physical Society, we the undersigned urge the Council to … [Continue reading]
HOUSTON, TX – April 10, 2012 Leighton Steward's lectures to ex-NASA scientists at the Space Center in Houston resulted in this joint letter from 50 former NASA scientists and astronauts. Steward found 90 percent of the scientists disagree with the … [Continue reading]
by William Happer, Professor of Physics, Princeton University, WSJ During a fundraiser in Atlanta earlier this month, President Obama is reported to have said: "It gets you a little nervous about what is happening to global temperatures. When it … [Continue reading]
Open Letter from scientists, Wall Street Journal [Open Letter #4: Authors of Open Letter #1 reply to Open Letters #2 and #3.] The interest generated by our Wall Street Journal op-ed of Jan. 27, "No Need to Panic about Global Warming," is … [Continue reading]
Open Letter #3 from APS President, Wall Street Journal [This letter also responds to Open Letter #1] The Jan. 27 op-ed "No Need to Panic About Global Warming" is inaccurate in its characterization of the Climate Change Statement of the American … [Continue reading]