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January 7, 2010
Letter from 141 scientists to UN Sec Gen Ban states skeptics case
The website globalwarminghoax.com posts a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon signed by 141 scientists stating the case for why anthropogenic (manmade) global warming (AGW) is far from settled science.
We the undersigned, being qualified in climate-related scientific disciplines, challenge the UNFCCC and supporters of the United Nations Climate Change Conference to produce convincing OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE for their claims of dangerous human-caused global warming and other changes in climate. Projections of possible future scenarios from unproven computer models of climate are not acceptable substitutes for real world data obtained through unbiased and rigorous scientific investigation.
The letter lists ten specific challenges to any AGW supporters within the scientific community for which they must demonstrate popular assertions. The letter signers conclude:
It is not the responsibility of ‘climate realist' scientists to prove that dangerous human-caused climate change is not happening. Rather, it is those who propose that it is, and promote the allocation of massive investments to solve the supposed ‘problem', who have the obligation to convincingly demonstrate that recent climate change is not of mostly natural origin and, if we do nothing, catastrophic change will ensue. To date, this they have utterly failed to do so.
Anyone (including representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency) who can still say AGW science is settled, given the names and reputations of the 141 signers of this letter, cannot be dealing with objective reality.
Hat tip: John D. Dunn