Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global
Warming Claims in 2007
Senate Report Debunks "Consensus"
Released on December 20, 2007
came forward in 2006 to question the so-called
"consensus" that the Earth faces a "climate
Open Kyoto to
60 Scientists call on Harper to revisit the science of
global warming (The Financial Post) - April 6, 2006
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An open letter to
Prime Minister Stephen Harper:
experts in climate and related scientific disciplines, we are
writing to propose that balanced, comprehensive
public-consultation sessions be held so as to examine the
scientific foundation of the federal government's climate-change
plans. This would be entirely consistent with your recent
commitment to conduct a review of the Kyoto Protocol. Although
many of us made the same suggestion to then-prime ministers
Martin and Chretien, neither responded, and, to date, no formal,
independent climate-science review has been conducted in Canada.
Much of the billions of dollars earmarked for implementation of
the protocol in Canada will be squandered without a proper
assessment of recent developments in climate science.
evidence does not support today's computer climate models, so
there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future.
Yet this is precisely what the United Nations did in creating
and promoting Kyoto and still does in the alarmist forecasts on
which Canada's climate policies are based. Even if the climate
models were realistic, the environmental impact of Canada
delaying implementation of Kyoto or other greenhouse-gas
reduction schemes, pending completion of consultations, would be
insignificant. Directing your government to convene balanced,
open hearings as soon as possible would be a most prudent and
responsible course of action.
confident pronouncements of scientifically unqualified
environmental groups may provide for sensational headlines, they
are no basis for mature policy formulation. The study of global
climate change is, as you have said, an "emerging
science," one that is perhaps the most complex ever
tackled. It may be many years yet before we properly understand
the Earth's climate system. Nevertheless, significant advances
have been made since the protocol was created, many of which are
taking us away from a concern about increasing greenhouse gases.
If, back in the mid-1990s, we knew what we know today about
climate, Kyoto would almost certainly not exist, because we
would have concluded it was not necessary.
We appreciate the
difficulty any government has formulating sensible science-based
policy when the loudest voices always seem to be pushing in the
opposite direction. However, by convening open, unbiased
consultations, Canadians will be permitted to hear from experts
on both sides of the debate in the climate-science community.
When the public comes to understand that there is no
"consensus" among climate scientists about the
relative importance of the various causes of global climate
change, the government will be in a far better position to
develop plans that reflect reality and so benefit both the
environment and the economy.
change is real" is a meaningless phrase used repeatedly by
activists to convince the public that a climate catastrophe is
looming and humanity is the cause. Neither of these fears is
justified. Global climate changes all the time due to natural
causes and the human impact still remains impossible to
distinguish from this natural "noise." The new
Canadian government's commitment to reducing air, land and water
pollution is commendable, but allocating funds to "stopping
climate change" would be irrational. We need to continue
intensive research into the real causes of climate change and
help our most vulnerable citizens adapt to whatever nature
throws at us next.
We believe the
Canadian public and government decision-makers need and deserve
to hear the whole story concerning this very complex issue. It
was only 30 years ago that many of today's global-warming
alarmists were telling us that the world was in the midst of a
global-cooling catastrophe. But the science continued to evolve,
and still does, even though so many choose to ignore it when it
does not fit with predetermined political agendas.
We hope that you
will examine our proposal carefully and we stand willing and
able to furnish you with more information on this crucially
Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of the Environment, and the
Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources
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Dr. Ian D. Clark,
professor, isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology, Dept. of
Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
Dr. Tad Murty,
former senior research scientist, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans,
former director of Australia's National Tidal Facility and
professor of earth sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide;
currently adjunct professor, Departments of Civil Engineering
and Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
Dr. R. Timothy
Patterson, professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences (paleoclimatology),
Carleton University, Ottawa
Dr. Fred Michel,
director, Institute of Environmental Science and associate
professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa
Khandekar, former research scientist, Environment Canada. Member
of editorial board of Climate Research and Natural Hazards
Dr. Paul Copper,
FRSC, professor emeritus, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Laurentian
University, Sudbury, Ont.
McKitrick, associate professor, Dept. of Economics, University
of Guelph, Ont.
Dr. Tim Ball,
former professor of climatology, University of Winnipeg;
Prokoph, adjunct professor of earth sciences, University of
Ottawa; consultant in statistics and geology
Mr. David Nowell,
M.Sc. (Meteorology), fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society,
Canadian member and past chairman of the NATO Meteorological
Essex, professor of applied mathematics and associate director
of the Program in Theoretical Physics, University of Western
Ontario, London, Ont.
Dr. Gordon E.
Swaters, professor of applied mathematics, Dept. of Mathematical
Sciences, and member, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Research Group,
University of Alberta
Dr. L. Graham
Smith, associate professor, Dept. of Geography, University of
Western Ontario, London, Ont.
Dr. G. Cornelis
van Kooten, professor and Canada Research Chair in environmental
studies and climate change, Dept. of Economics, University of
Dr. Petr Chylek,
adjunct professor, Dept. of Physics and Atmospheric Science,
Dalhousie University, Halifax
Dr./Cdr. M. R.
Morgan, FRMS, climate consultant, former meteorology advisor to
the World Meteorological Organization. Previously research
scientist in climatology at University of Exeter, U.K.
Dr. Keith D. Hage,
climate consultant and professor emeritus of Meteorology,
University of Alberta
Dr. David E.
Wojick, P.Eng., energy consultant, Star Tannery, Va., and Sioux
M.Sc., forest microclimate specialist, principal consultant,
Pacific Phytometric Consultants, Surrey, B.C.
Leahey, meteorologist and air-quality consultant, Calgary
M.Sc., agronomist, chemist, Cobourg, Ont.
Dr. Chris de
Freitas, climate scientist, associate professor, The University
of Auckland, N.Z.
Dr. Richard S.
Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology, Dept. of
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
Dr. Freeman J.
Dyson, emeritus professor of physics, Institute for Advanced
Studies, Princeton, N.J.
Taylor, Dept. of Meteorology, Oregon State University; Oregon
State climatologist; past president, American Association of
Dr. Ian Plimer,
professor of geology, School of Earth and Environmental
Sciences, University of Adelaide; emeritus professor of earth
sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. R.M. Carter,
professor, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University,
Kininmonth, Australasian Climate Research, former Head National
Climate Centre, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; former
Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization
Commission for Climatology, Scientific and Technical Review
Tennekes, former director of research, Royal Netherlands
Dr. Gerrit J. van
der Lingen, geologist/paleoclimatologist, Climate Change
Consultant, Geoscience Research and Investigations, New Zealand
Dr. Patrick J.
Michaels, professor of environmental sciences, University of
Morner, emeritus professor of paleogeophysics & geodynamics,
Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Gary D.
Sharp, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, Salinas, Calif.
Dr. Roy W.
Spencer, principal research scientist, Earth System Science
Center, The University of Alabama, Huntsville
Dr. Al Pekarek,
associate professor of geology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Dept., St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn.
Dr. Marcel Leroux,
professor emeritus of climatology, University of Lyon, France;
former director of Laboratory of Climatology, Risks and
Dr. Paul Reiter,
professor, Institut Pasteur, Unit of Insects and Infectious
Diseases, Paris, France. Expert reviewer, IPCC Working group II,
chapter 8 (human health)
Jaworowski, physicist and chairman, Scientific Council of
Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen,
reader, Dept. of Geography, University of Hull, U.K.; editor,
Energy & Environment
Dr. Hans H.J.
Labohm, former advisor to the executive board, Clingendael
Institute (The Netherlands Institute of International Relations)
and an economist who has focused on climate change
Dr. Lee C.
Gerhard, senior scientist emeritus, University of Kansas, past
director and state geologist, Kansas Geological Survey
Dr. Asmunn Moene,
past head of the Forecasting Centre, Meteorological Institute,
Dr. August H.
Auer, past professor of atmospheric science, University of
Wyoming; previously chief meteorologist, Meteorological Service
(MetService) of New Zealand
Dr. Vincent Gray,
expert reviewer for the IPCC and author of The Greenhouse
Delusion: A Critique of 'Climate Change 2001,' Wellington, N.Z.
Hayden, emeritus professor of physics, University of Connecticut
Dr Benny Peiser,
professor of social anthropology, Faculty of Science, Liverpool
John Moores University, U.K.
Dr. Jack Barrett,
chemist and spectroscopist, formerly with Imperial College
Dr. William J.R.
Alexander, professor emeritus, Dept. of Civil and Biosystems
Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Member,
United Nations Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural
Dr. S. Fred
Singer, professor emeritus of environmental sciences, University
of Virginia; former director, U.S. Weather Satellite Service
Dr. Harry N.A.
Priem, emeritus professor of planetary geology and isotope
geophysics, Utrecht University; former director of the
Netherlands Institute for Isotope Geosciences; past president of
the Royal Netherlands Geological & Mining Society
Dr. Robert H.
Essenhigh, E.G. Bailey professor of energy conversion, Dept. of
Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Baliunas, astrophysicist and climate researcher, Boston, Mass.
senior scientist at Raytheon (retired) and co-author of the book
The Role of the Sun in Climate Change; previously with NCAR,
NOAA, and the World Radiation Center, Davos, Switzerland
Dietze, independent energy advisor and scientific climate and
carbon modeller, official IPCC reviewer, Bavaria, Germany
Winterhalter, senior marine researcher (retired), Geological
Survey of Finland, former professor in marine geology,
University of Helsinki, Finland
Karlen, emeritus professor, Dept. of Physical Geography and
Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden
Dr. Hugh W.
Ellsaesser, physicist/meteorologist, previously with the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Calif.; atmospheric
Dr. Art Robinson,
founder, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, Cave
Dr. Arthur Rorsch,
emeritus professor of molecular genetics, Leiden University, The
Netherlands; past board member, Netherlands organization for
applied research (TNO) in environmental, food and public health
McFarquhar, Downing College, Cambridge, U.K.; international
Dr. Richard S.
Courtney, climate and atmospheric science consultant, IPCC
expert reviewer, U.K.
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