'No Need to Panic About Global Warming'

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

Some leading scientists, willing to challenge political correctness, have signed a letter exploding some of the dogma of climate alarmists. This piece in the Wall Street Journal is must reading. Not surprisingly, it has drawn a huge number of comments.

Here are the scientists who signed this letter:

Claude Allegre, former director of the Institute for the Study of the Earth, University of Paris; J. Scott Armstrong, cofounder of the Journal of Forecasting and the International Journal of Forecasting; Jan Breslow, head of the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism, Rockefeller University; Roger Cohen, fellow, American Physical Society; Edward David, member, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences; William Happer, professor of physics, Princeton; Michael Kelly, professor of technology, University of Cambridge, U.K.; William Kininmonth, former head of climate research at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Richard Lindzen, professor of atmospheric sciences, MIT; James McGrath, professor of chemistry, Virginia Technical University; Rodney Nichols, former president and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences; Burt Rutan, aerospace engineer, designer of Voyager and SpaceShipOne; Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut and former U.S. senator; Nir Shaviv, professor of astrophysics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Henk Tennekes, former director, Royal Dutch Meteorological Service; Antonio Zichichi, president of the World Federation of Scientists, Geneva.

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  • Dennis, you can't be serious. 16 scientists only one of whom with a meteorolgical background. What about the 90% plus---including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change who agree about anthropogenic climate change?

  • Dennis needs an antidote to those WSJ already well-debunked falsehoods and distortions. He should read this, http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/01/29/413961/panic-attack-murdoch-wall-street-journal-finds-16-scientists-long-debunked-climate-lies/
    which notes how even Forbes, that 'capitalist tool' keeps its distance from denialism these days. The Climate Progress article also lists the non-credentials on climate change of the 16 signers to the WSJ letter. See also the letter to Science Journal that 255 'real' climate scientists signed decrying the attacks on genuine climate science:
    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/328/5979/689.full.pdf

  • Because Dennis is open minded, we hope, he should read the letter sent by 255 'real' climate scientists to the Journal, Science, published May 14, 2010, about the dangers of climate denialism-- a letter that the WSJ refused to publish because it didn't concur with their ideology., Dennis should also read the article on the blog 'Climate Progress' titled 16 Scientists Soil Their Reputation in the Wall Street Journal, that debunks the debunkers.

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