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New Report on Global Warming Contradicts U.N.’s IPCC [Copy link] 中文

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New Report on Global Warming Contradicts U.N.’s IPCC


The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), already under severe criticism for violating the requirements of academic peer review and relying on secondary sources, comes under attack again in a new report co-produced by three
nonprofit research organizations.According to the new report, “natural causes are very
likely to be [the] dominant” cause of climate change that took place in the twentieth and
at the start of the twenty-first centuries. “We are not saying anthropogenic greenhouse
gases (GHG) cannot produce some warming or have not in the past. Our conclusion is
that the evidence shows they are not playing a substantial role.”The authors of the new
report go on to say “the net effect of continued warming and rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere is most likely to be beneficial to humans, plants,
and wildlife.”

Both conclusions contradict the findings of the widely cited reports of the IPCC.


Click here for an executive summary of the book.
Click here to review the book chapter-by-chapter.


The report was produced by The Heartland Institute,Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide
and Global Change, and Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), three national
nonprofit organizations based in Chicago, Illinois, Tempe, Arizona, and Arlington, Virginia,
respectively.
The 430-page report was coauthored and edited by three climate science researchers:
Craig D. Idso, Ph.D., editor of the online magazine CO2 Science and author of several
books and scholarly articles on the effects of carbon dioxide on plant and animal life;


Robert M. Carter, Ph.D., a marine geologist and research professor at James Cook
University in Queensland, Australia; and


S. Fred Singer, Ph.D., a distinguished atmospheric physicist and first director of the
U.S. Weather Satellite Service. Seven additional scientists and one policy expert on
sustainable growth made contributions to the volume.


The book is titled Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report because it precedes a
comprehensive volume that is expected to be released in 2013. It focuses on scientific research
released since publication of Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the
Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).
Key findings, as outlined in the interim report’s executive summary, include:


“We find evidence that the models over-estimate the amount of warming that occurred
during the twentieth century and fail to incorporate chemical and biological processes that
may be as important as the physical processes employed in the models.”

“More CO2 promotes more plant growth both on land and throughout the surface waters
of the world’s oceans, and this vast assemblage of plant life has the ability to affect
Earth’s climate in several ways, almost all of them tending to counteract the heating
effects of CO2’s thermal radiative forcing.”


“The latest research on paleoclimatology and recent temperatures [finds] new evidence
that the Medieval Warm Period of approximately 1,000 years ago, when there was about
28 percent less CO2 in the atmosphere than there is currently, was both global and
warmer than today’s world.”


“New research finds less melting of ice in the Arctic, Antarctic, and on mountaintops than
previously feared, no sign of acceleration of sea-level rise in recent decades, no trend over
the past 50 years in changes to the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC),
and no changes in precipitation patterns or river flows that could be attributed to rising
CO2 levels.”


“Amphibians, birds, butterflies, other insects, lizards, mammals, and even worms benefit
from global warming and its myriad ecological effects.”


“Rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations, by increasing crop yields, will
play a major role in averting hunger and ecological destruction in the future.”


“The latest research suggests corals and other forms of aquatic life have effective
adaptive responses to climate change enabling them to flourish despite or even because of
climate change.”


“Global warming is more likely to improve rather than harm human health because rising
temperatures lead to a greater reduction in winter deaths than the increase they cause in
summer deaths.”


“Even in worst-case scenarios, mankind will be much better off in the year 2100 than it is today, and therefore able to adapt to whatever challenges climate change presents.”


To schedule an interview with the authors and editors of Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report, contact Jim Lakely, director of communications at The Heartland Institute, at jlakely@heartland.org or 312/377-4000.


The Heartland Institute is a 27-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in
Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Austin, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida; and Columbus,
Ohio. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social
and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.








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Let's get this straight, right and out:

The so-called "Heartland Institute" is a so-called "NGO" think-so-called "tank" but had better be regarded as a LOBBYIST that offers its pseudo-scientific services to Big Business With A Documented Need For A Friend such as paid supporters a la Heartland.

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The Heartland InstituteFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search The Heartland Institute  
Type Libertarian think tank
Location One South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Key people President and CEO: Joseph L. Bast
Executive VP: Kevin Fitzgerald
Chairman: Herbert J. Walberg
Area served Worldwide
Revenue US$6.8 million (2009)[1]
Website heartland.org

The Heartland Institute is an American conservative and libertarian[2] public policy think tank based in Chicago, which advocates free market policies.[3][4][5][6] The Institute is designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit by the Internal Revenue Service and has a full-time staff of 40, including editors and senior fellows.[7] The Institute was founded in 1984 and conducts research and advocacy work on issues including government spending, taxation, healthcare, tobacco policy, hydraulic fracturing[8] global warming, information technology, and free-market environmentalism.

In the 1990s, the group worked with the tobacco company Philip Morris to question the science linking secondhand smoke to health risks, and to lobby against government public-health reforms.[9][10][11] More recently, the Institute has focused on questioning the science of climate change, and was described by the New York Times as "the primary American organization pushing climate change skepticism."[12] The Institute has sponsored meetings of climate change skeptics,[13] and has been reported to promote public school curricula challenging the scientific consensus on climate change.[14]


There is nothing honest about this business!
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"The Heartland Institute is an...CONSERVATIVE..."

"Conservative" is anything, from anti-abortion to pro-private gun-ownership rights to support for the tobacco industry to clandestine help to the Climate Change denier mafia.
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Look at this irresponsible nonsense their "researchers" thought up:

Global warming is more likely to improve rather than harm human health because rising
temperatures lead to a greater reduction in winter deaths than the increase they cause in
summer deaths.”


Only people who live hundreds of metres above sealevel and hundreds of kilometres away from the beach can regard the consequences of global warming, melting glaciers and poles and rising sealevels as "beneficial" for the rest of humanity.
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And let's have a glance at author Craig Idso:

Craig Idso
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Craig D. Idso is Chairman, founder and former President of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, a contrarian Arizona-based group funded in part by ExxonMobil. He is the son of its president, Sherwood B. Idso[1], and the brother of its vice president, Keith E. Idso.[2]
Education
Craig Idso's degrees:[3]

B.S. in Geography from Arizona State University
M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University; his thesis was on the amplitude of the difference between winter and summer atmopheric CO2 levels, and his thesis advisor was ASU's global warming skeptic professor Robert C. Balling, Jr.[4].

Affiliations

Contrarian think tanks
Idso is listed as Chairman of CO2Science[3] and Science Advisor to the Science and Public Policy Institute[5].


No academic position
As of 2011, Idso is not affiliated with a university.[4]


Fossil fuel industry employment
Idso was "Director of Environmental Science at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri".[3]


Professional societies membership
Idso "is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi."[3]

(Membership in such societies is often open to anyone who has an interest in the subject, is willing to pay dues, and has some relevant education.)


Research and teaching

Info from CO2Science website bio
"Dr. Idso's current research focus is on carbon sequestration, but he remains actively involved in several other aspects of global and environmental change, including climatology and meteorology, along with their impacts on agriculture. Dr. Idso has published scientific articles on issues related to data quality, the growing season, the seasonal cycle of atmospheric CO2, world food supplies, coral reefs, and urban CO2 concentrations, the latter of which he investigated via a National Science Foundation grant as a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University. In addition, he has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University, and in Physical Geography at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges."[3]


Public speaking

Speaking Engagement at 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Meeting
Idso was a featured speaker at the 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Meeting, speaking at a Workshop that was to be titled "Warming Up to Climate Change: The Many Benefits of Increased Atmospheric CO2."[6] The title was later changed to "Benefit Analysis of CO2"[7] He was joined in that workshop by two other speakers and fellow climate skeptics, Roger Helmer and Robert Ferguson.[8] The workshop was hosted by ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force.[9]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


Not exactly an awe-inspiring, trust-reinforcing description. Did anyone notice the guy lacks relevant academic creds? Would you buy a second-hand bicycle from him??? {:soso_e132:}

I sure wouldn't. He is a snakeoil salesman!
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