Gore targets Heartland Skeptic Conference With New Billboard Claiming ‘Consensus’ — Climate Depot Responds
The New York Times is promoting a billboard sponsored by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. The billboard asks: “Who to believe on climate? Heartland … or EVERY National Scientific Academy in the world?”
The billboard is timed to counter Heartland Institute’s 7th International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago from May 21-23. (Note: CFACT’s Climate Depot is a co-sponsor of the conference and Climate Depot’s Morano is a featured speaker.) Maggie L. Fox, chief executive of the Climate Reality Project, said the Gore billboard touting the National Scientific Academies was “a small reminder of who is really on the fringe.”
Climate Depot Response:
This claim that the alleged “consensus” is true because the governing boards of politically savvy National Academy of Sciences endorse UN IPCC like statements — is pure politics.
Only two dozen or so governing board members of the academies of sciences votes on bland UN IPCC like statements. The governing boards are steeped in funding and the state sponsored science of the day. The full membership, ie., the rank and file scientists, do not get to vote on this statement and in many cases are completely unaware any such warmist statement has been released to the public by the governing board.
Many science organizations have been under munity by their skeptical rank-and-file member scientists for such warmist statements. See: Climate Revolt: World’s Largest Science Group ‘Startled’ By Outpouring of Scientists Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears! Clamor for Editor to Be Removed!
The governing boards of these organizations reflect the politically correct view of UN and Gore-inspired science and they refuse to allow a direct vote on the statements by their member scientists.
U.S. National Academy of Sciences Turns to Advocacy
In the case of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, it has morphed into a warmist climate advocacy group. NAS, under Ralph Cicerone, is dedicated to producing science that fits the man-made global warming narrative.
Gore would have us accept as “unbiased”, the science from the NAS under Cicerone, despite the fact that NAS took $6 million from Congress and lobbied for a cap-and-trade bill. See: National Research Council Chaired by Warmist Ralph Cicerone: Turned Org. into political advocacy group: $6 million NAS study used to lobby for climate bill
Despite the fact that Cicerone personally lobbied the for nations to reduce emissions at a UN conference. See: This is ‘science’? NAS’s Ralph Cicerone goes political — Urges nations to reduce emissions at UN climate talks [email protected]
Despite the fact the U.S. National Academy of Sciences views on man-made global warming are predetermined. See: MIT’s Lindzen Slams: ‘Ralph Cicerone of NAS/NRC is saying that regardless of evidence the answer is predetermined. If gov’t wants carbon control, that is the answer that the Academies will provide’
NAS Round Up
Climatologist ridicules NAS warming panel: ‘Another in a numbing succession of groupthink reports predicting end of the world unless U.S. dramatically reduces its emissions of Co2. Pronto’ — Report ‘blatantly political’: NAS report is ‘designed to be used by unelected regulators as scientific cover for what our legislature refuses to do, which is to enact expensive and intrusive restrictions on emissions of Co2′ — Several authors are environmental activists, and the National Academies’ President, Ralph Cicerone, has been on a mission to demonize carbon dioxide for decades’
NAS Panel Backs Manufactured Crisis to Tame Climate Change: NAS document lays out a strategy for manufacturing a crisis by both exaggerating climate threat and artificially raising fossil-fuel prices’
NAS/NRC Climate Panel Fails The Laugh Test: ‘5 of 23 panelists are or were staffers for env. activist orgs’ — ‘Prior to publishing the NAS/NRC report, 19 of 23 made statements claiming global warming is a human induced problem and/or we need to take action to reduce CO2. That means 83% of panel was clearly and obviously biased before being selected. To claim that a report from such a small panel, comprised primarily of non-climate scientists and environmental activists, is objective and scientifically authoritative is a joke’
NRC predetermined outcome of report: ‘Of the first eight names, only one appears to be a climate scientist. The others are engineers, lawyers, and public policy types’ — See how the best ‘science’ politics can manufacture is produced — Media loves NRC’s politically manufactured ‘science’
Media hyped National Research Council (NRC) report exposed: ‘NRC report is the opinion of a mere 21 authors – nearly all of whom had a longstanding record of global warming activism’ — ‘Far from providing objective, expert proof of a global warming crisis, the NRC report provides objective proof that – despite their grandiose-sounding names – the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council are more interested in political agendas than objective, fact-based science’
NRC predetermined outcome of report: ‘Of the first eight names, only one appears to be a climate scientist. The others are engineers, lawyers, and public policy types’ — The carefully crafted “consensus” of man-made global warming has unraveled.
Other science groups face skeptical rebellion
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) also issued statements endorsing the so-called “consensus” view. But rank and file AMS members reject the warmist view. See:American Meteorological Society Members Reject Man-made Climate Claims: 75% Do Not Agree With UN IPCC Claims — 29% Agree ‘Global Warming is a Scam’ & Meteorologists Reject U.N.’s Global Warming Claims: Only 1 in 4 American Meteorological Society broadcast meteorologists agree with UN
The Canadian Academy of Sciences reportedly endorsed a “consensus” global warming statement that was never even approved by its governing board.
Science groups like the American Geophysical Union have touted the warmist view while employing former Gore staffers and ideologues like Chris Mooney. See: Look of Love: AGU leaders mesmerized by the Goreacle: ‘American Geophysical Union president McPhaden, executive di. McEntee and other AGU leaders worshipped the Goreacle’
Climate’s POLITICAL SCIENCE Exposed: Warmist activist Chris Mooney appointed to American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) board –Pielke Jr. Reacts: ‘Appointing an English major who has written divisively about the ‘Republican War on Science’ to help AGU oversee ‘science communication’ is more than a little ironic…To the extent that AAAS and AGU endorse the Democratic policy agenda, or just appear to do so, it reflects their role not as arbiters of knowledge claims, but rather as political actors’
Scientists from around the world have spoken out publicly to dissent from the crafted “consensus.” See: SPECIAL REPORT: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore
And the Earth’s climate is not cooperating with of man-made global warming fears. See: Climate Depot Special Report: A-Z Climate Reality Check — Sub-Prime Science Exposé: ‘The claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing’ — Presented to UN Summit
Other developments have cast doubt the “consensus” expressed by science organizations.
In 2009, the world’s largest science group, the American Chemical Society (ACS) was “startled” by an outpouring of scientists rejecting man-made climate fears, with many calling for the removal of the ACS’s climate activist editor.
On May 1, 2009, the American Physical Society (APS) Council decided to review its current climate statement via a high-level subcommittee of respected senior scientists. The decision was prompted after a group of over 80 prominent physicists petitioned the APS revise its global warming position and more than 250 scientists urged a change in the group’s climate statement in 2010. An American Physical Society editor conceded that a “considerable presence” of scientific skeptics exists.
A 2010 Open Letter signed by more than 130 German scientists urging German Chancellor to “reconsider” her climate views. See: ‘Consensus’ Takes Another Hit! More than 130 German Scientists Dissent Over Global Warming Claims! Call Climate Fears ‘Pseudo ‘Religion’; Urge Chancellor to ‘reconsider’ views – August 4, 2009
More than 100 international scientists challenged President Obama’s climate claims, calling them “simply incorrect.” In December 8 2009, 166 scientists from around the world wrote an Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General rebuking the UN and declaring that “the science is NOT settled.”
India Issued a report challenging global warming fears. International Scientists demanded the UN IPCC “be called to account and cease its deceptive practices,” and a 2008 canvass of more than 51,000 Canadian scientists revealed 68% disagree that global warming science is “settled.”
Scientific meetings have been dominated by a growing number of skeptical scientists. The prestigious International Geological Congress, dubbed the geologists’ equivalent of the Olympic Games, was held in Norway in August 2008 and prominently featured the voices of scientists skeptical of man-made global warming fears. [See: Skeptical scientists overwhelm conference: ‘2/3 of presenters and question-askers were hostile to, even dismissive of, the UN IPCC’ & see full reports here & here
Despite these developments, global warming promoters have sought to cite a survey alleging 97% of climatologists agree with the “consensus” view. But the survey does not hold up to scrutiny. See: ‘Consensus’ claims challenged: Only 77 scientists were interviewed to get 97.4% agreement — ‘It would be interesting to learn who these individuals are’ & Climate Con: 97% ‘Consensus’ Claim is only 76 Anonymous Self-Selected Climatologists
Background on NAS/NRC & Ralph Cicerone:
The National Academy of Sciences is Hertsgaard’s evidence for climate fear: For Shame: NAS Pres. Ralph Cicerone Turns Science Org. into political advocacy group: $6 million NAS study is used to lobby for global warming bill
MIT’s Dr. Richard Lindzen’s 48-page Congressional Testimony: ‘Increase in CO2 will lead to very little warming’ — ‘Data is being analyzed with aim of supporting, rather than testing models’ — ‘Incontrovertibility’ belongs to religion where it is referred to as dogma…Cicerone [of NAS] is saying that regardless of evidence the answer is predetermined. If gov’t wants carbon control, that is the answer that the Academies will provide…We should stop accepting term, ‘skeptic.’ Skepticism implies doubts about a plausible proposition. Current warming alarm hardly represents a plausible proposition.’
Cicerone’s Shame: NAS Urges Carbon Tax, Becomes Advocacy Group — ‘political appointees heading politicized scientific institutions that are virtually 100% dependent on gov’t funding’ —‘This is the same kind of foolishness that led the IPCC to overreach in proposing climate policies’
Meteorologist Joe D’Aleo of IceCap.Us: ‘NAS was established by Abraham Lincoln but under recent appointees and Pres. Ralph Cicerone it has become a joke’ — NAS is now ‘an advocacy group for government policy not a trusted impartial agency for science issues’
Clueless USA Today: ‘Still skeptical? Could this be a tough week for climate skeptics?’ Why? ‘Multiple U.S.-funded reports and data all say same thing: global temperatures are rising’ — Climate Depot Response: ‘More government funded propaganda reports from science political hacks like NAS Chief Ralph Cicerone only prove that the global warming movement has learned nothing from Climategate. The more scientists turn to political activism, the more their ’cause’ becomes a joke.’