Sixteen Concerned Scientists: No Need to Panic About Global Warming

There’s no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s economy

By 16 concerned scientists (see end of article)

A candidate for public office in any contemporary democracy may have to consider what, if anything, to do about “global warming.” Candidates should understand that the oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true. In fact, a large and growing number of distinguished scientists and engineers do not agree that drastic actions on global warming are needed.

In September, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever, a supporter of President Obama in the last election, publicly resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) with a letter that begins: “I did not renew [my membership] because I cannot live with the [APS policy] statement: ‘The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.’ In the APS it is OK to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?”

In spite of a multidecade international campaign to enforce the message that increasing amounts of the “pollutant” carbon dioxide will destroy civilization, large numbers of scientists, many very prominent, share the opinions of Dr. Giaever. And the number of scientific “heretics” is growing with each passing year. The reason is a collection of stubborn scientific facts.

Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. This is known to the warming establishment, as one can see from the 2009 “Climategate” email of climate scientist Kevin Trenberth: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.” But the warming is only missing if one believes computer models where so-called feedbacks involving water vapor and clouds greatly amplify the small effect of CO2.

Read the rest at the Wall Street Journal

70 Responses to Sixteen Concerned Scientists: No Need to Panic About Global Warming

  1. joe March 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Yes, Neil is elusive but mostly accurate in his posted/researched statements and suggest Jm makes sure that Neil is reviewed on occasion.

  2. Rob N. Hood March 12, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Elusive when it suits him. Same as you.

  3. joe March 12, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    In my occupation it suits me well.

    • Rob N. Hood March 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      I’m lucky I don’t need a suit.

  4. Rob N. Hood March 14, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Elusive and mysterious… ooohhh. Homeland Security could use you, probably.

  5. Rob N. Hood March 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Oh, and Neil is “mostly accurate”??!!! Uh oh, I guess poor Old Neil may need you to clarify that a bit…

  6. Rob N. Hood March 16, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    or not

  7. joe March 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Neil can speak for himself and needs no interpretation. And you?

  8. Rob N. Hood March 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I need you to interpret me, haven’t you noticed? Oh- you were too busy interpreting for Neil, and for me.

  9. Joe March 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Ask “Barry” for me. He may even call me to have a “Beer?”

  10. Rob N. Hood March 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    And a what now? Seem’stame you alweady mayhve had one-tomany!

  11. Joe March 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    I don’t drink strong liquid libations. Gator-aid and coffee keeps me going. And you? Seems like you had a few, eh?

  12. Rob N. Hood March 27, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    It was Bush who drank the beer. Obama drinks lattes, remember?

  13. Rob N. Hood April 3, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    And when it wasn’t beer he was consuming it was cocaine. Or both at the same time. Before teetolling, of course. Wonder if he drinks again now?

  14. Rob N. Hood April 3, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    teetotaling…

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