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Prominent Americans among those demanding an end to climate hysteria

Ottawa, Canada, June 27, 2008 – Since its creation in March by the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change has attracted signatories from 40 countries.  Although ignored by most media and governments, endorsement for the Declaration has rained in from hundreds of climate experts and other scientists, as well as professional engineers, economists, policy experts, medical doctors and average citizens.  The complete Declaration text, endorser lists and international media contacts for expert commentary, may be viewed at  

"The climate change declaration offers Americans of all backgrounds an opportunity to demonstrate that they are increasingly ill at ease with the wild forecasts of Al Gore, James Hansen and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)," said Dr. J. Scott Armstrong, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  "Such skepticism is entirely appropriate.  In our research, we found that the forecasts in the latest IPCC Assessment Report are not the outcome of scientific procedures. They are merely the opinions of scientists transformed by mathematics and obscured by complex writing.  Americans must realize that IPCC global warming forecasts have no more credence than saying that the planet will get colder."

Here is a small sample of the hundreds of Americans who have endorsed the Declaration:

  1. Amesh A. Adalja, MD, Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh, Butler, Pennsylvania
  2. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, PhD, Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Founding Director, International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
  3. John W. Bales, BA, MA, PhD (Mathematics, Modeling), Professor, Tuskegee University, Waverly, Alabama
  4. Bruce Borders, PhD, Forest Biometrics, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
  5. Stephen Brown, PhD, Ground Penetrating Radar Glacier research, District Agriculture Agent Cooperative Extension Service University of Alaska
  6. George V. Chilingar, PhD, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  7. Dalcio K. Dacol, PhD (physics, University of California at Berkeley), physicist at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
  8. David Deming, PhD (Geophysics), Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  9. David Douglass, PhD, Professor of Physics, University of Rochester, New York
  10. Robert Durrenberger, PhD, former Arizona State Climatologist and President of the American Association of State Climatologists, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Arizona State University; Sun City, Arizona
  11. Don J. Easterbrook, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
  12. Michael J. Economides, PhD, Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  13. Peter Friedman, PhD, Member, American Geophysical Union, Assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
  14. Stanley B. Goldenberg, Research Meteorologist, NOAA, AOML/Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Florida
  15. Allan Gotthelf, PhD, Visiting Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  16. William M. Gray, PhD, Professor Emeritus (Dept. of Atmospheric Science), Colorado State University, Head of the Tropical Meteorology Project, Fort Collins, Colorado
  17. Ross Hays, Atmospheric Scientist, NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas
  18. Ted Hinds, PhD (Physical Ecology), Quantitative empirical analyses regarding climatological, meteorological, and ecological responses to environmental stresses, consultant for USA EPA research on global climate change program. Senior Research Scientist, retired, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington
  19. Stanley M. Howard, PhD (Metallurgical Engineering (chemical processing focus)), Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota
  20. Kendall Johnson, PhD (Physics), Infrared Calibration Engineer, Space Synamics Laboratory, North Logan, Utah
  21. Leonid Khilyuk, PhD, Professor of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  22. Joseph Kunc, PhD, Molecular Physics, Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  23. John David Lewis, PhD, Research Scholar in History and Classics, Social Philosophy and Policy center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  24. Anthony R. Lupo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  25. Michael Monce, PhD (Physics), Atomic/Molecular; energy and environment, Prof. Physics, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
  26. Todd Nesbit, PhD (economics), Assistant Professor of Economics, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Erie, Pennsylvania
  27. James J. O'Brien, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Meteorology and Oceanography, Florida State University, Florida
  28. Robert G. Roper, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
  29. James Rust, PhD (Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University), MEng (Nuclear, MIT), BSc (Chemical, Purdue), Retired professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
  30. Ronald J. Rychlak, JD, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
  31. Douglas Southgate, PhD, Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  32. Gary Sharp, PhD, Scientific Director, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, Salinas, California
  33. Charles Van Eaton, PhD (Economics), Public Policy, Distinguished Professor, Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee

The Manhattan Declaration concludes, “Attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change.  Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing human suffering.”

"Just as the Manhattan Project was key to finally ending the Second World War, the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change may one day be regarded as a critical catalyst that helped end today's climate hysteria," said ICSC Science Advisory Board member, Professor Bob Carter of James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. "Protecting the natural world is crucially important and so environmental policy must be based on our best understanding of science and technology coupled with a realistic appreciation of the relevant economics and policy options. This is not happening in the climate debate."

The ICSC is an association of scientists, economists and energy and policy experts working to promote better public understanding of climate change. ICSC provides an analysis of climate science and policy issues which, being independent of lobby groups and vested political interests, is an alternative to advice from the IPCC. ICSC thereby fosters rational, evidence-based, open discussion about all climate, and climate-related, issues.

The following individuals have agreed to speak with media about why they endorsed the declaration:

Roy W. Spencer, PhD
Climatologist, Principal Research Scientist
Earth System Science Center, The University of Alabama, Huntsville
Telephone: 256-961-7960
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John Coleman
Founder, The Weather Channel
Weather Anchor, KUSI-TV
San Diego, California
Telephone: after 3 PM Pacific Time weekdays at 858-505-5019
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S. Fred Singer, PhD,
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
Former director, U.S. Weather Satellite Service
Charlottesville, Virginia
Telephone: 703/920-2744
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Anthony Watts
Chico, California
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J. Scott Armstrong, PhD
Professor of Marketing,
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Telephone: 610-622-6480
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