MEDIA RELEASE - AFTER DOHA, THE U.N. AND MEMBER GOVERNMENTS NEED SOBER SECOND THOUGHTS

Attention: News Editors, Political, Science and Environment Reporters

After 16 years without warming, future climate talks must focus on preparation for, and adaption to, climate change, not vainly trying to stop it.

Ottawa, Canada, December 9, 2012: “Governments must re-examine climate change science before considering further, more concrete commitments in the United Nations negotiating process,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), which is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. “In their November 29th open letter to the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, scientists from across the globe explained that the science relied upon by the U.N. is seriously flawed. Mr. Ban must no longer ignore such highly qualified advice.”

"the famed IPCC consensus about humans causing dangerous climate change is based upon the opinion of fewer expert scientists than have now written to the Secretary General challenging it,” said Carter. “That 134 experts now advise that “current scientific knowledge does not substantiate” alarm over global warming surely requires that the media and the public reassess the IPCC’s popular but scientifically misguided belief.”

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