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MEDIA RELEASE - PRACTICAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS MUST DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM CLIMATISM
Attention: News Editors, Political, Science and Environment Reporters

Climatists must be pushed off the Earth Day stage

Activists need to refocus on known environmental problems

Ottawa, Canada, April 20, 2012: Climatism, the misguided belief that man-made carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions are destroying Earth’s climate, has overwhelmed the environmental movement,” said Steve Goreham, Executive Director of the Chicago-based Climate Science Coalition of America (CSCA) and author of Climatism! Science, Common Sense and the 21st century’s Hottest Topic. “If activists want to be taken seriously on Earth Day, then they must divorce themselves from this extreme form of environmentalism and focus only on problems we know to be real.”

Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) which is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada observed, “Climatism is damaging the credibility of the environmental movement and diverting governments, concerned citizens and corporations away from solving important air, land and water pollution challenges. It is no coincidence that, as the weak scientific foundation of the climate scare is revealed, the public’s interest in environmental issues in general is plummeting. For their own credibility, indeed for their survival as a meaningful movement, practical environmentalists must cut climatists loose.”

“Despite the failure of the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming, there is a very real climate problem,” said ICSC chief science advisor, Professor Bob Carter of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia and author of Climate: the Counter Consensus. “It is the risk associated with natural climate phenomena, including short term events such as floods and cyclones, intermediate events such as drought and longer term warming and cooling trends.”

“The great danger posed by current global warming hysteria is that it distracts attention and resources away from development of sound policies of adaptation to the natural climate variations that are a certain part of our future,” explained Carter. “That only 5% of the world’s spending on climate is dedicated to adaptation (ref: October 27, 2011, Climate Policy Initiative report) is a travesty of the first order.” 

New Zealand-based Terry Dunleavy, ICSC founding chairman and strategic advisor added, “All sensible people are environmentalists. Besides the affinity most of us feel towards the natural world, we rely on the environment for the security and well-being of our societies. It's important to reduce, re-use and recycle so as to minimize pollution and protect species at risk. Those are the right reasons for Earth Day, not concerns about the forecasts of unverified climate models that have little meaningful connection with the real world.”

Goreham sums up, “The world spent $240 billion reducing our carbon dioxide emissions in 2010 and more than $1 trillion over the last ten years.  This means that twice as much is annually spent on “decarbonization” than total global foreign aid, while billions continue to live in poverty, without electricity, proper sanitation or clean drinking water, and millions die each year from disease. The proponents of Earth Day need to reassess their priorities.”


The ICSC is a non-partisan group of scientists, economists and energy and policy experts who are working to promote better understanding of climate science and related 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 effective planning for, and adaptation to, inevitable natural 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 limited to, “carbon” sequestration as well as the dangerous impacts of attempts to replace conventional energy supplies with wind turbines, solar power, most biofuels and other ineffective and expensive energy sources.


For more information about this announcement or ICSC or CSCA in general, visit http://www.climatescienceinternational.org, or http://www.climatescienceamerica.org or contact any of the following ICSC/CSCA representatives:  

In the United States:

Steve Goreham, B. Eng., M. Eng., MBA
Executive Director, Climate Science Coalition of America (CSCA)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

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Phone: 815-462-8924

CSCA Webpage: www.climatescienceamerica.org

Climatism book Web: http://www.climatism.net/

 

In Canada and internationally:

Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng. (Mech. - thermofluids)
Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition
P.O. Box 23013
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 4E2
Canada

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Phone: 613-728-9200

ICSC Webpage: 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
Australia

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Phone (mobile): +61-(0)419-701-139
Phone (evening): +61-(0)7-4775-1268

ICSC Webpage: http://climatescienceinternational.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=394

 

In New Zealand:

Terry Dunleavy, MBE, JP

Founding Chairman and Strategic Advisor, International Climate Science Coalition
Hauraki, North Shore City 0622
New Zealand

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Phone: +64 9 4863859 - Mobile: +64 274836688

ICSC Webpage: http://climatescienceinternational.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=432