To the editor: Freeman Dyson joins a long list of science “heretics” — Copernicus and Galileo are two — who proved to be right against a false consensus of scientific belief. While Einstein and Bohr had headline grabbing civilized discussions, often described as debates, on Bohr’s theory of quantum mechanics, any attempt in today’s world to conduct a learned discussion of global warming, or cooling, or CO2 is met with vitriol filled attacks on men and women with impeccable scientific credentials while paying homage to a trio of gurus of climate change, nee global warming, who are a motley crew:
— Al Gore, a nonscientist, a C university student, a divinity school dropout, a lawyer with no science studies, a majority owner/investor in a company selling “carbon credits” with a vested interest in limiting CO2 for profiteering and the producer of a movie that the
British Courts found to have 9 or 11 inaccuracies and could not be shown in British schools without identifying and explanation of the inaccurate email@example.com
–James Hansen, manager of the NASA department that produced incorrect temperature data for six years (2000- 2006), more recently issued completely incorrect temperature data for October 2008 which led to headlines claiming the “hottest October on record” and testified in an English Court that civil disobedience and destruction of property is proper to reduce CO2 emissions. Mr. Hansen would have been fired for his poor management effort.
–Michael Mann, a “scientist” who used statistical legerdemain to eradicate the medieval warm period and the Middle Age “Little Ice Age” to give a perfectly straight handle on his “Hockeystick” curve which was debunked by two Canadian statistical experts but is still the centerpiece of Al Gore’s movie. Another candidate for firing for his agenda driven misuse of scientific methods.
Gore, Hansen and Mann would have been exposed as political hacks and scientific frauds years ago if real scientists were given a chance to be heard. The intent of the CO2 causes AGW “Chicken Little the sky is falling” scare is to impose government control on the energy market. To shut down a gasoline or diesel engine without stopping the fuel flow is simple, plug the exhaust pipe and in the old days a readily available potato or corn cob could be used. CO2 is the exhaust of the world’s greatest economic engine ever imagined and stopping, rationing, taxing or controlling CO2 emissions will effectively place the world’s economy in the hands of politicians and environmentalist
who think that ANWR is a pristine wilderness but they don’t vacation there. The future is “1984” in real time with the Big Brothers in power handing out “carbon ration cards” to control your transportation choices.
Mr. Dyson is not alone in his skepticism of the global warming mob. Here are some scientists whose work should be piled high on every politician’s desk before the economy of the United States is wracked with foolish regulations of CO2 by Cap and Trade or taxes.
–Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
–Khabibullo Abdusamatov and his colleagues at the Russian Academy of Sciences astronomical observatory expect a repeat of the period known as the Little Ice Age; and advise their prediction is based on the study and measurement of solar emissions over long periods of time.
–Astrophysicist Nir Shariv, Hebrew University, Israel
–Dr. Edward Wegman professor at the Center for Computational Statistics at George Mason University, chair of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, and board member of the American Statistical Association.
–Dr Richard Tol Michael Otto, Professor of Sustainability and Global Change at Hamburg University, director of the Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Science, principal researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global
Change, at Carnegie Mellon University
–Dr Christopher Landsea, research meteorologist at the Atlantic Oceanic and Meteorological Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
–Duncan Wingham, appointed to a chair in the Department of Space and Climate Physics in 1996, and to head of the Department of Earth Sciences in October 2005
–Henrik Svensmark director of the Centre for Sun-Climate Research at the Danish Space Research Institute (DSRI)
–Nigel Weiss, professor emeritus of mathematical astrophysics in the University of Cambridge
–Henk Tennekes, Chairman of the august Scientific Advisory Committee of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
–Dr Paal Brekke,the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (Soho)
-Dr. Robert Balling, director of the office of climatology, Arizona State University
-The climate professors at Harvard and University of Delaware who wrote “Restructuring Climatic and Environmental Changes of the Past 1000 Years: A Reappraisal”
–and last but not least the 650 scientists who issued a strong dissent to the man-made global warming theory in a letter to the recent UN Climate change conference held in Poland.
It is not surprising that none of these scientists ever receive a mention or a hearing in the mainstream science media. The sound of real science is a deafening silence except for name calling by the AGW zealots and blind acceptance of “climate change” as preached by the IPCC politically motivated summary writers and by Al Gore, James Hansen et al.