International Climate Science Coalition Releases Strategic Plan
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Ottawa, Canada, April 5, 2011: A plan to promote realistic policies about climate change and the generation of energy, has been unveiled by the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). “Such policies must be based on rigorous science, proven economics and sound engineering, coupled with common sense and compassion for our fellow man,” said Tom Harris, executive director of ICSC which is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. “Climate and energy policy should not be driven by political ideology or vested commercial interests.”
“There is no convincing scientific evidence that emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other so-called greenhouse gases (GHG), whether of natural or human origin, has ever, or will ever cause dangerous global warming,” said Harris. “People in the western world need to understand that what has been foisted on us is a travesty of science, fuelled by misrepresentations based on computer-generated scenarios that bear little relationship to observed and recorded climate history.”
ICSC chief science advisor, Professor Bob Carter of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, and author of the recent best selling book, “Climate: the Counter Consensus” says, “Science has yet to provide unambiguous evidence that problematic, or even measurable, human-caused global warming is occurring. Governments need to recognize that the really dangerous climate hazards are those of natural change, and to prepare more fully for them.”
New Zealand-based Terry Dunleavy, ICSC founding chairman and strategic advisor, expands on this point, “The UN’s nonsensical attempts to ‘stop climate change’ has diverted world attention, and billions of dollars, away from helping those already being hurt by natural climate variation and weather-related events. The health and wellbeing of people suffering today is infinitely more important than the remote possibility that our GHG emissions might threaten those yet to be born.”
Carbon dioxide, often wrongly called 'carbon' (or even 'carbon pollution') is 'plant food', an essential reactant for photosynthesis on which all life ultimately depends.
“The debate about the causes of global warming should not be about right versus left; it should be about right versus wrong,” says Harris. “For too long, climate realism, the view that human GHG emissions have little impact on climate in comparison with natural factors, has been wrongly regarded as right-wing. This has led many leading experts to keep quiet about their opposition to the climate policies promoted by the United Nations, most politicians and mainstream media.”
“Climate alarmists have convinced society that their point of view is somehow environmentally and socially responsible”, said Tom Harris. “This has resulted in unquestioned support from most journalists, academia and governments, and many well-meaning citizens as well. As laid out in our strategic plan, ICSC is attacking this problem head on. We are working to help make it ‘safe’ to be a climate and energy realist.” To learn about ICSC’s strategic plan and to watch a three minute video summary click here.
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“ICSC is working to help correct this situation by taking a strictly non-partisan approach to climate and energy issues”, explains ICSC energy issues advisor, Bryan Leyland of Auckland, New Zealand. ”We urge citizens from across the political spectrum to take a more mature perspective, one that is based on real science, engineering and economics, not political correctness. Whether you are socialist or capitalist, industrialist or environmentalist, no one wants to pour money down the drain. Yet, that is exactly what is happening as a result of the global warming scare. Expensive and ineffective alternative energy projects such as wind turbines and solar cells are receiving massive government support, in the belief that they will reduce GHG emissions which are wrongly blamed as the cause of dangerous global warming. Meanwhile, the conventional power sources that we rely on for our very survival, let alone the economic progress we need to create a better world, are neglected. This is a very dangerous situation.”
The ICSC is a non-partisan group of independent scientists, economists and energy and policy experts who are working to promote better understanding of climate science and policy worldwide. We aim to help create an environment in which a more rational, open discussion about climate issues emerges, thereby moving the debate away from implementation of costly and ineffectual “climate control” measures. Instead, ICSC encourages assisting vulnerable peoples to adapt to climate variability and continuing scientific research into the causes and impacts of climate change.
ICSC also focuses on publicizing the repercussions of misguided plans to “solve the climate crisis”. This includes, but is not be limited to, the dangerous impacts of attempts to replace conventional energy sources with wind turbines, solar power, most biofuels and other ineffective and expensive energy sources.
For more information about this announcement or ICSC in general, visit http://www.climatescienceinternational.org, or contact one of the following ICSC representatives: Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng. (Mech.)
In North America:
Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition
P.O. Box 23013
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 4E2
Phone: 613-728-9200ICSC Web Page: http://www.climatescienceinternational.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=393
In Australia: Professor Robert (Bob) M. Carter, PhD, Hon. FRSNZ
Chief Science Advisor, International Climate Science Coalition
Emeritus Fellow, Institute for Public Affairs, Melbourne Marine Geophysical Laboratory
James Cook University
Townsville, Queensland, 4811
AustraliaPhone (mobile): +61-(0)419-701-139
Phone (evening): +61-(0)7-4775-1268Email:
Web home page: http://members.iinet.net.au/~glrmc/
In New Zealand:Bryan Leyland, M.Sc., FIEE, FIMechE, FIPENZ, consulting engineerEnergy Issues Advisor, International Climate Science CoalitionAuckland 1022New ZealandPhone: +64 9 940 7047; mobile: +64 21 978 996
ORTerry Dunleavy, MBE, JP
Founding Chairman and Strategic Advisor, International Climate Science Coalition
Hauraki, North Shore City 0622
Phone: +64 9 4863859 - Mobile: +64 274836688
ICSC Web page: http://climatescienceinternational.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=432
In Europe:Professor Ole Humlum, PhD Professor of Physical Geography, Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, NorwayPhone: +47 79 02 33 00 (department); +47 79 02 33 20 (direct). Fax: +47 79 02 33 01. E-mail:
Web : http://www.unis.no/35_staff/staff_webpages/geology/ole_humlum/olepersonal.htm