Well-intended citizens have recently written letters and articles in the Tribune expressing anxiety and creating fear about their perception of global warming.
They state the earth is heating up because of man-made pollution that’s melting polar ice caps, shrinking glaciers, dangerously raising oceans, and hurting flora and fauna. As a solution, they quote national prophets preaching that we need bigger and more oppressive governments to regulate the established beneficial freedoms that they feel cause these problems.
I am concerned these good Montanans have fallen for an atmospheric ideology that is based on pseudoscience perpetrated by national figures with an extreme, far-left nation-damaging political agenda. Extensive reading and study on this subject have convinced me that the politically unaltered empirical science countering their global-warming beliefs is much more solid, proven, factual and prevalent than the science that supports their fears.
The most inclusive report debunking global warming I have found is a broad mega-study done by a team of national scientists and presented as the Petition Project: www.petitionproject.org.
That petition presents massive scientific information disclaiming global warming. It is signed by 31,487 degreed scientists, professionals, and qualified specialists including 9,085 PhDs; 3,805 scientists trained in atmospheric, environmental and earth-related subjects; 5,812 professionals who specialized in physics and aerospace; 2,965 biological and agricultural specialists; 3,046 medical professionals; 10,102 engineers and general scientists; and a broad spectrum of other eminently educated and qualified individuals.
The petition clearly states there is ” … no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases are causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the earth’s climate.”
The most quoted information in the Tribune about the global warming movement comes from summaries written after each of five conferences of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, or IPCC. But several decades of examination by the world’s science community is finding these summaries fraudulent. A very respected German scientist, Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, considered the father of his country’s environmental movement, has identified constant “incompetency and misrepresentation” in those summaries. In particular, he challenges the climate models he says exaggerate temperature increases.
Even the chairman of the IPCC admitted in an article in the London Guardian last year that “The IPCC is a political body masquerading as a scientific body.”