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"CLIMATE CHANGE RECONSIDERED II: BIOLOGICAL IMPACTS" PROMOTED ON VOICE OF RUSSIA RADIO

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:41

April 9, 2014: "Coalition Claims Climate Change 'It’s Actually A Good Thing'", ICSC Executive Director Tom Harris interviewed by Kells Hetherington on the Voice of Russia radio.

Listen here.

UN IPCC ALL WET ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NIPCC

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:58

April 9, 2014: "Comprehensive Report Documents Beneficial Impacts of Global Warming", by James Taylor, JD, Senior Fellow, The Heartland Institute; Managing Editor, Environment and Climate News, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

"The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change released a 1,063-page report documenting global warming’s beneficial impact on the biosphere. The report, Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts, provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of global warming on plants, terrestrial animals, aquatic life, and human well-being.

"The new volume is the fifth produced by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. A sixth volume, Climate Change Reconsidered II: Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies, is scheduled for release in May.

"More than 30 scientists served as authors and reviewers for the new volume. The volume cites more than 1,000 peer-reviewed studies supporting the conclusion that global warming is not causing substantial harm to the biosphere. This directly counters alarmist assertions by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

“Biological Impacts broadly tracks and critiques the work of IPCC’s Working Group II…. It appears IPCC is continuing its pattern of selectively reporting data to present an alarmist view of the impacts of climate change,” the report explains."

Read whole report.

Visit NIPCC home page.

Read "The Coming Paradigm Shift on Climate", March 27, 2014, by Professor S. Fred Singer, one of the lead organizers of the NIPCC project.

 

 

Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, once said:

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

“By ignoring observational evidence that does not support their politically-motivated conclusions, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) promotes unjustified fear about climate change. The latest report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts, presents crucially important evidence that the IPCC ignored, information that will help the public, media and politicians to understand more, and so fear less, about the consequences of climate change.” 

– Tom Harris, Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE REAL WORLD

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:10
April 2, 2014: "Kerry’s first Policy Guidance out of touch with climate realities", by Tom Harris, published in the Times-Republican, "Central Iowa's Daily Newspaper", Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.A. "Kerry ruined his credibility on the issue when he told agency staff that “The scientific facts are coming back to us in a stronger fashion and with greater urgency than ever before.” The September 2013 report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change demonstrates that much of what we thought we knew about climate is wrong or highly debatable. The science is becoming more unsettled as the field advances. The secretary’s push for a “whole-of-government approach to speed the transition to a low-carbon” energy future is vastly premature. "We should focus on adapting to climate change, not vainly trying to stop it. Adaptation measures should include upgrading our heating, cooling, and irrigation systems, relocating populations living in dangerous areas, burying electrical and communications cables underground, reinforcing infra- structure, and preparing for continuing sea level rise, a phenomenon that has gone on for 10,000 years and is not likely to end any time soon. To do this we will need massive quantities of inexpensive, high quality, reliable power. "Yet in discussing his solutions to these dangers, Kerry promotes wind and solar power, the least reliable and most expensive options available. Moving away from coal and other hydrocarbon fuels to flimsy alternative power sources because of climate concerns would be suicide." Read whole piece.

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NEWS RELEASE - “EARTH HOUR" BASED ON A LIE

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:00

Attention: News Editors, Political, Science and Environment Reporters

EARTH HOUR SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH ENERGY HOUR Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is a serious mistake

Ottawa, Canada, March 28, 2014:Earth Hour has become a symbol of how radical climate activists have hijacked the environmental movement,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). “Most people do not realize that, when they turn out their lights for sixty minutes on March 29, they are not supporting science-based environmental protection. Participants in Earth Hour are unwittingly helping prop up one of the most threatening scientific hoaxes in history—the idea that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activities are known to be causing dangerous global warming and other problematic climate change.”

Read whole news release.

DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES OF OBAMA'S FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 15:17

March 19, 2014: "Obama's Foreign Policy Obsession With Global Warming Emboldens Putin", by James M. Taylor, senior fellow for The Heartland Institute focusing on energy and environment issues. He is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism. He also writes a weekly column for Forbes.com and a weekly email newsletter, Climate Change Weekly.

"Nations signal their foreign policy priorities and resolve by choosing issues on which to focus and issues on which to tread lightly. As the Ukraine crisis escalated throughout the month of February and Russian military forces predictably prepared to invade the nation, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chose to launch a high-profile campaign of attacks against American climate scientists and essentially give the Kremlin a green light to invade Ukraine."

Read whole piece here.

ICSC CHIEF SCIENCE ADVISOR DISCUSSES NIPCC ON AUSTRALIAN RADIO

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:56

ICSC Chief Science Advisor Professor Bob Carter, PhD, Australia. 

March 8, 2014: "Professor Bob Carter, PhD on the latest NIPCC report", radio interview on Truth News radio, Australia. Listen here.

"In today's show we are joined by Professor Bob Carter for the entire second hour to discuss the findings contained in the latest NIPCC report.

"The NIPCC ("Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change")  is an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to understand the causes and consequences of climate change from a sceptical viewpoint, looking at information which is routinely ignored by the official U.N. body, the IPCC.

"The NIPCC was formed in response to the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report, released in 2007 with the aim of providing an independent, second opinion on the IPCC's findings. The first full report of the NIPCC was published in 2009. Another report followed in 2011, and the latest report was published in 2013.

 

"The 2013 NIPCC report contains an Executive Summary and a Summary for Policy Makers which present the findings in an approachable way for general readers.

"From the Summary For Policy Makers:

"NIPCC’s conclusion, drawn from its extensive review of the scientific evidence, is that any human global climate signal is so small as to be embedded within the background variability of the natural climate system and is not dangerous. At the same time, global temperature change is occurring, as it always naturally does. A phase of temperature stasis or cooling has succeeded the mild twentieth century warming. It is certain that similar natural climate changes will continue to occur.

"In the show today, Professor Carter goes through some of the key findings in the latest report and addresses some popular misconceptions about polar ice and climate variability over the past ten thousand years." 

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RADIO DEBATE: WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 22:14

February 22, 2014: "VR panel: Climate change - what can science do?", broadcast on the Voice of Russia, United Kingdom studios. Debate between Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition (Ottawa, Canada), Dr. Benny Peiser, Director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (London, UK) and Dr. Georgy Safonov, Director of the Center for Environmental Economics and Natural Sciences at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia).

Listen to whole debate.

Read summary of debate as assembled by Voice of Russia.

OBAMA STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS RIDDLED WITH DECEPTIONS ON CLIMATE AND ENERGY

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 17:52

January 29, 2014: "Climate change is a fact", asserted President Obama in his 2014 State of the Union (SOTU) address. Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition explains that this statement is meaningless. He also shows that much of Obama's SOTU is of great concern to the United States and Canada as well as the rest of the free world. 

Watch video of the interview by clicking on the image to the right. 

The 1,000-page NIPCC report held up on camera by Mr. Harris may be viewed on line here

BBC DISGRACED BY SECRET PROPAGANDA MEETING: ICSC ON THE VOICE OF RUSSIA (Washington bureau)

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 22:57

January 18, 2013: ICSC Executive Director Tom Harris speaks with Molly Seder, Producer/Reporter, Voice of Russia, Washington DC Bureau Office, U.S.A.

"Harris points out that many other important factors affecting the Earth’s climate are very often just being ignored, for example, it is possible that the sun’s activity is affecting global temperatures. “People for example at the Saint Petersburg observatory in Russia... they study the sun. And they show that you can make a very good correlation between the sun's activity and temperatures on Earth,” Harris said.

"Harris insists scientists haven’t reached a consensus on climate change. “The bottom line is we really don't know if there is a majority or not of scientists who support it {climate change}.”

Read whole piece here.

Listen here: Part 1, Part 2. The picture associated with the article on the Voice of Russia Web site appears as follows (click on image to visit the site):

 

ARE CANADA'S CONSERVATIVES FLYING A TRIAL BALLOON ON CLIMATE CHANGE?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:54

January 8, 2014: "Conservative MP Braid must learn from real scientists before speaking out on climate change", by Tom Harris, published in Canada Free Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"Appearing on CBC News Network's Power and Politics on Monday, Conservative MP (Kitchener-Waterloo) and Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities, Peter Braid linked recent extreme weather events to climate change. This was a serious mistake.

"Climate change has little if anything to do with recent extreme weather. This is one of the few areas of agreement between the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)."

Read whole piece.

Question to ponder: Mr. Braid's confidence in his support of a climate change/recent extreme weather link, and the tepid response of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to his remarks, leads one to wonder if the Government is flying a trial balloon to see if there is a significant political downside to supporting the climate scare. They know that speaking against climatism gets their MPs in instant trouble with alarmists so they will not currently do this. If making statements in support of the scare does not result in serious complaints from climate realists (and of course gets instant support of climate campaigners), then the PMO may conclude that, like Danielle Smith of Alberta's Wild Rose Party (the current opposition in the province), it is politically expedient to change their messaging going into the next election to expand the potential tent of Conservative Party of Canada supporters. This suggests that climate realists need to loudly object to Mr. Braid's capitulation to climate alarmism. Otherwise, other MPs may soon follow and an overall change in government messaging may ensue.

Even if Mr. Braid's remarks are not representative of a government testing the waters for a change in communications strategy, it needs to be made clear to other MPs who may be tempted to support the scare that there is a political price to pay if they copy Mr. Braid's approach.

Here are some relevant contacts:

Peter Braid, Conservative MP (Kitchener-Waterloo) and Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities: peter.braid@parl.gc.ca

Prime Minister Steven Harper: stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca   

Canada's Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq: leona.aglukkaq@parl.gc.ca

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver: Joe.Oliver@parl.gc.ca

UNITED NATIONS CANNOT BE TRUSTED ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 13:28

January 3, 2014: "Lack of accountability clouding the climate change debate - The world's so-called authority on climate change engages in exaggerated science and has become a political tool" by John McLean, climate data analyst and a member of ICSC's Policy Advisory Board based in Melbourne, Australia. Published in The Brisbane Times, Australia.

"Foremost among those who imply that the IPCC has a wider remit than it does is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At its inaugural meeting in 1992 the UNFCCC declared that anthropogenic emissions of CO2 were causing significant and dangerous climate change.

Illustration by John Spooner as it appeared in the Brisbane Times.

"This statement had no factual basis. It was the IPCC's role to determine if this was correct. It certainly hadn't done so by 1992 and despite its assertions it still hasn't produced credible evidence to support that claim."

Read whole piece here.