U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works - Minority Page reported Following the U.S. Senate's vote today on a global warming measure (see today's AP article: Senate Defeats Climate Change Measure,) it is an opportune time to examine the recent and quite remarkable momentum shift taking place in climate science. Many former believers in catastrophic man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are now climate skeptics.
And I suspect more will join them, and the MSM will fail to report it.The names included below are just a sampling of the prominent scientists who have spoken out recently to oppose former Vice President Al Gore, the United Nations, and the media driven “consensus” on man-made global warming.
The list below is just the tip of the iceberg. A more detailed and comprehensive sampling of scientists who have only recently spoken out against climate hysteria will be forthcoming in a soon to be released U.S. Senate report. Please stay tuned to this website, as this new government report is set to redefine the current climate debate.
In the meantime, please review the list of scientists below and ask yourself why the media is missing one of the biggest stories in climate of 2007. Feel free to distribute the partial list of scientists who recently converted to skeptics to your local schools and universities. The voices of rank and file scientists opposing climate doomsayers can serve as a counter to the alarmism that children are being exposed to on a daily basis. (See Washington Post April 16, 2007 article about kids fearing of a “climactic Armageddon” )
- Geophysicist Dr. Claude Allegre, a top geophysicist and French Socialist who has authored more than 100 scientific articles
- Geologist Bruno Wiskel of the University of Alberta
- Astrophysicist Dr. Nir Shaviv, one of Israel's top young award winning scientists
- Mathematician & engineer Dr. David Evans, who did carbon accounting for the Australian Government
- Climate researcher Dr. Tad Murty, former Senior Research Scientist for Fisheries and Oceans in Canada
- Botanist Dr. David Bellamy, a famed UK environmental campaigner
- Climate scientist Dr. Chris de Freitas of The University of Auckland, N.Z.,
- Meteorologist Dr. Reid Bryson, the founding chairman of the Department of Meteorology at University of Wisconsin
- Global warming author and economist Hans H.J. Labohm
- Paleoclimatologist Tim Patterson, of Carlton University in Ottawa
- Physicist Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski, chairman of the Central Laboratory for the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Radiological Protection in Warsaw
- Paleoclimatologist Dr. Ian D. Clark, professor of the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Ottawa
- Environmental geochemist Dr. Jan Veizer, professor emeritus of University of Ottawa
Steven Milloy wrote A pre-debate poll indicated that, by 2-to-1 (57 percent to 29 percent, with 14 percent undecided), the audience believed that manmade global warming was a crisis. But in the post-debate poll, the audience reversed its pre-debate views -- the ranks of the skeptics swelled to 46 percent, the believers plummeted to 42 percent and the undecided declined slightly to 12 percent. That's the power of debate. It follows that schools, if they choose to teach the global warming controversy at all, ought to be teaching both sides of the controversy, not just Al Gore's alarmism.
Iowa Voice blogged think I was right…the global warming crowd is facing a number of defections from the scientific community.