A group of dissident scientists and climate researchers has affirmed that
there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions
from modern industrial activity cause climate change
and has called on world leaders to
abandon all efforts to reduce emissions "forthwith."


Issued at the close of the International Conference on Climate Change in New York,
The Manhattan Declaration
challenged the notion that a scientific consensus on climate change exists,
and claimed that
efforts at emissions reduction would diminish prosperity
while having no appreciable impact.

Climate-change sceptics launch creed
(Custer's last stand for the climate change deniers)
The Register, Mar 10, 2008

...The Declaration stems from the work of the Nongovermental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), which one might term the evil twin of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which published a closely-argued report on the subject this month. The report takes the form of a critique of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report, which last year helped win the organisation a joint Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

No such plaudits for the NIPCC - last week's conference was described as, among other things, the climate equivalent of Custer's last stand for the climate change deniers. Otherwise, it scarcely troubled the news agenda. The report's arguments, however, probably deserve more than satirical remarks in response. The NIPCC, set up by a group of scientists at a workshop in Vienna last year, sets out to provide a "second opinion" on the data used by the IPCC and on its conclusions, factoring in 'inconvenient' research that it claims the IPCC has missed or ignored, and seeking to disrupt the widely-held global consensus that the questions surrounding climate change are settled. "The IPCC seems to be aware of... contrary evidence," says the report, "but has tried to ignore it or wish it away."

The report states that climate change has always happened and always will, and accepts that man-made CO2 emissions are growing, but argues that the effect on climate is insignificant. Solar activity, which it says has been pretty much ignored as a possible factor by the IPCC, is in the NIPCC's view the most likely cause of climate change. It further argues that the fatal flaw in the IPCC lies in its brief. It is "pre-programmed to produce reports to support the hypotheses of anthropogenic [man-made] warming and the control of greenhouse gases, as envisioned in the Global Climate Change Treaty." The evidence supporting the consensus, effectively, is being sought after its establishment - scientists are being hired to support a hypothesis, rather than to conduct a broad examination of the possible causes of climate change.

The NIPCC's conclusions so far are that the global warming trend is less significant than claimed, as is the case with sea level rises, that the models used by the IPCC do not establish human activity as the main cause, and that this is possibly explained by their failure to take into account negative feedback. Accordingly, efforts spent on tackling CO2 emissions will have no significant effect on the 'problem', and will take resources away from more pressing issues.

Global-warming Gore the planet PR agent (says skeptics are flat-earthers who think moon landing never really happened). CBS, Mar 28, 2008

CARBON KING (Economist Strikes Gold In Climate-Change Fight). Wall Street Journal, Mar 13, 2008. Go to CLIMATE-CHANGE CARBON RACKET

A Really Inconvenient Truth. Mar 13, 2008. The Trumpet, Mar 13, 2008
...Despite Al Gore and the UN’s claim that the case is closed on global warming, there are dissenting voices! Besides last week’s conference in New York, besides the 400 skeptical scientists that signed the U.S. Senate minority report released a few months ago, countless other studies show dissent in the scientific community over man’s role in global warming. One Canadian survey of 51,000 earth scientists and engineers by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (apegga), released last week, showed that 68 percent disagreed with the statement that “the debate on the scientific causes of recent climate change is settled.”...

IPCC's 'evil twin' NIPCC launches climate change sceptic's creed (Manhattan Declaration demands abandonment of emissions reduction efforts). The Register, Mar 10, 2008

Prince Charles says climate-change skeptics are mad. Trinidad/Tobago Express, Mar 7, 2008. Go to ROYALLY MAD CLIMATE CHANGE

Save our kids from climate-change lies. Financial Post, Oct 11, 2007. Go to INCONVENIENT TRUTH A LIE

So how did An Inconvenient Truth become required classroom viewing? (Even climate change experts say many of the claims in Al Gore's film are wrong). National Post, May 19, 2007. Go to SCHOOLS CONVENIENTLY LIED TO

Jackie Jura
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