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NEWS RELEASE - UN SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON WHAT PEOPLE WANT

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 18:00

Attention: News Editors, Political, Science and Environment Reporters

TIME FOR THE UN TO GET OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE Negotiators and Secretary General continue to ignore scientists and public opinion

Ottawa, Canada, December 13, 2014: “Climate change negotiators in Lima, Peru seemed oblivious to the findings of the UN’s ongoing My World survey about what the people of the world really want the agency to focus on,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). “The seven million people polled so far indicate that, in comparison with issues such as education, health care, jobs, and energy, they care very little about climate change.”

“Perhaps most out of touch with reality is the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon himself who on Wednesday asserted that climate change remains his ‘top priority’," continued Harris.

ICSC chief science advisor, Professor Bob Carter, former Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at James Cook University in Australia explained, “That ‘action taken on climate change’ rates dead last among the 16 priorities the public wants to see action on is not surprising. They understand that the remote possibility of human activity contributing to climate problems decades from now is unimportant in comparison with the very real problems faced by the world’s poor today.

Read whole news release here.

UN SECRETARY GENERAL CONTINUES TO IGNORE CLIMATE REALISTS

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:00

December 12, 2014: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon demonstrated that he remains out of touch with the realities of climate science when he asserted on Tuesday that "Science has not only spoken – it is shouting from the rooftops. Our planet has a fever – and it is getting hotter every day."

On three occasions, leading climate experts have explained, via widely publicized open letters delivered to Mr. Ban's office, where he is going wrong on the science:

Click here to see the 2012 letter sent to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar. 

Click here to see the 2009 letter sent to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. 

Click here to see the 2007 letter sent to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia. 

The Secretary General did not even acknowledge receipt of the open letters, let alone address any of the scientists’ concerns.

LUCTOR ET EMERGO - SCHOLARLY REVIEW OF SEA LEVELS ISSUES

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:35

December 1, 2014: The question of whether and by how much sea levels may rise or fall under the influence of "global warming" has been rekindled in New Zealand by the recent release of a report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Jan Wright. It is apparent that whatever other advice Dr. Wright may have relied on, the year-old report by NZCSC scientist Dr. Gerrit van der Lingen was not one of them. For that reason, it is timely to make that well-researched 29-page report available here. It has been highly recommended for its depth and scholarship by no less an authority than Professor Freeman Dyson.

Download pdf file here.

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS AGREE - GLOBAL WARMING HAS STOPPED

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 01:09

November 19, 2014: "If 97% of Scientists Say Global Warming is Real, 100% Say It Has Nearly Stopped," by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute, published as a guest essay on Watts Up With That?, The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change, Chico, California.

"Of the 100 papers we identified, 65 didn’t have anything to do with recent global temperature trends (these typified papers published prior to about 2010). Of the remaining 35 papers, every single one of them acknowledged in some way that a hiatus, pause, or slowdown in global warming was occurring.

"In other words, we didn’t find a single paper on the topic that argued the rate of global warming has not slowed (or even stopped) in recent years. This is in direct opposition to the IPCC’s contention that global warming is accelerating, and supports arguments that the amount of warming that will occur over the remainder of the 21st century as a result of human fossil fuel usage will be at the low end of the IPCC projections, or even lower. Low-end warming yields low-end impacts."

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Thu, 11/06/2014 - 15:01

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ICSC CONTESTS CANADIAN GREEN PARTY LEADER ON NEW UN CLIMATE REPORT

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 17:27

November 2, 2014: Listen here to The Roy Green Show, broadcast on the Corus Radio Network across Canada, on which Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and ICSC representatives, Professor Bob Carter and Tom Harris, discuss the new UN IPCC Synthesis Report released today in Copenhagen.

NEWS RELEASE - CURRENT APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMMORAL

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 18:00

Attention: News Editors, Political, Science and Environment Reporters

UN MUST REVERSE COURSE ON CLIMATE CHANGE Focus on stopping global warming and extreme weather is unscientific and immoral 

Ottawa, Canada, November 2, 2014: “IPCC Chairman Dr. Rajendra Pachauri was right to advocate “a global agreement to finally reverse course on climate change” when he spoke to delegates tasked with approving the IPCC Synthesis Report, released on Sunday," said Tom Harris, executive director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). “The new direction governments should follow must be one in which the known needs of people suffering today are given priority over problems that might someday be faced by those yet to be born.”

“Yet, exactly the opposite is happening,” continued Harris. “Of the roughly one billion U.S. dollars spent every day across the world on climate finance, only 6% of it is devoted to helping people adapt to climate change in the present. The rest is wasted trying to stop improbable future climatic events. That is immoral.”

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COMMON SENSE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CARBON SENSE COALITION

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:38

 Australian Climate Protestors "NOT HAPPY", they say (see banner to the left - click image to expand)

October 16, 2014: "Cut the Costly Climate Chatter" by , geologist , financial analyst and farmer with a degree in Applied Science (geology, physics, chemistry and maths), founder of Carbon Sense Coalition, Queensland, Australia.

"Rich and poor all over the world have endured 21 years of wasteful spending [on climate mitigation] that could have built flood-proof infrastructure, drought-proof water supplies, erosion-proof beach fronts and pollution-free waterways. It has gone down the global warming gurgler without a single visible benefit for suffering tax-payers."

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Click here to see list of Dr. Patrick Moore's public presentations in Australia 22 October to 6 November. Dr. Moore was co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. He left Greenpeace in 1986 because of his concern at the anti-science and extreme political policies it was adopting. He is visiting Australia to explain why his view of catastrophic global warming differs from that of the extreme green movement.

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS HOPELESSLY MISGUIDED

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:00
September 25, 2014: "Climate march a moral travesty", ICSC Executive Director Tom Harris interviewed by Canada's Sun Media TV host Marissa Semkiw.

PREPARE FOR COLD PERIODS, NOT WARM ONES

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:41

September 12, 2014: "Heading for ice age" by ICSC Chief Science Advisor, Professor Bob Carter, published in The Australian, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia.

GRAHAM Lloyd has reported on the Bureau of Meteorology’s capitulation to scientific criticism that it should publish an accounting of the corrections it makes to temperature records (“Bureau warms to transparency over adjusted records”, 12/9). Corrections which, furthermore, act to reinforce the bureau’s dedication to a prognosis of future dangerous global warming, by turning cooling temperature trends into warming ones — a practice also known to occur in the US, Britain and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, we have a report by Sue Neales that the size of our grain harvest remains in doubt following severe frosts in southern NSW killing large areas of early wheat crops and also damaging wheat and canola crops in South Australia and Victoria (“Trifecta of calamities to deplete. crop harvest”, 12/9)

Is it unreasonable to be surprised that none of your writers, much less the government, has noticed that leading solar astrophysicists, such as Habibullo Abdussamatov from Pulkovo Observatory in St Petersburg, have for years been commenting on the declining activity of the sun?

These scientists are projecting a significant cooling over the next three decades, and perhaps even the occurrence of another little ice age.

Obsessed as they are with a gentle global warming trend that stopped late last century, should the expected solar cooling eventuate, policy makers will rue the day they failed to heed the advice of independent scientists on climate change issues.

Bob Carter, Townsville, Qld