More than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition denying that man is responsible for global warming.NO CONSENSUS.
The academics, including 9,000 with PhDs, claim that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane are actually beneficial for the environment.
The petition was created in 1998 by an American physicist, the late Frederick Seitz, in response to the Kyoto Protocol a year earlier.
It urged the US government to reject the treaty and said: "The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind."
It added: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of ... greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the forseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments."
The petition was reissued last year by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, an independent research group, partly in response to Al Gore’s film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth.
Its president, Arthur Robinson, said: "If this many American scientists will sign this petition, you certainly can’t continue to contend that there is a consensus on this subject."
- SOMEONE PLEASE TELL GORE TO STFU.
- AND TELL MCCAIN TO WAKE UP.
SIMPLE: FOLLOW THE BENJAMINS:
The world market for carbon-dioxide emissions may be worth as much as $20 trillion a year within a decade, according to Richard Sandor, chairman of Climate Exchange Plc, owner of emissions markets in London and Chicago.EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE OF THAT $20 TRILLION DOLLAR PIE.
``There's 30 billion tons emitted worldwide,'' Sandor said in an interview. ``We're talking about a market that will be trillions and trillions of dollars, some estimate as much as $10 to $20 trillion in the next five to 10 years.''
IN COMPARISON, THE UN OIL-FOR-FOOD PROGRAM SMALL POTATOES.