400-plus scientists challenge global-warming consensus'

Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called consensus on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the U.N. IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the U.N. IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore. The new report issued by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committees office details the views of the scientists. Even some in the establishment media now appear to be taking notice of the growing number of skeptical scientists. In October, the Washington Post Staff Writer Juliet Eilperin conceded the obvious, writing that climate skeptics appear to be expanding rather than shrinking. Many scientists from around the world have dubbed 2007 as the year man-made global warming fears bite the dust. In addition, many scientists who are also progressive environmentalists believe climate fear promotion has "co-opted" the green movement. The blockbuster U.S. Senate report lists the scientists by name, country of residence, and academic/institutional affiliation. It also features their own words, biographies, and weblinks to their peer reviewed studies and original source materials as gathered from public statements, various news outlets, and websites in 2007. This new consensus busters report is poised to redefine the debate. Many of the scientists featured in this report consistently stated that numerous colleagues shared their views, but they will not speak out publicly for fear of retribution. Atmospheric scientist Dr. Nathan Paldor, Professor of Dynamical Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, author of almost 70 peer-reviewed studies, explains how many of his fellow scientists have been intimidated. Many of my colleagues with whom I spoke share these views and report on their inability to publish their skepticism in the scientific or public media, Paldor wrote. This new report details how teams of international scientists are dissenting from the U.N. IPCCs view of climate science. In such nations as Germany, Brazil, the Netherlands, Russia, New Zealand and France, nations, scientists banded together in 2007 to oppose climate alarmism. In addition, over 100 prominent international scientists sent an open letter in December 2007 to the U.N. stating attempts to control climate were futile.

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