U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007

This is sure to raise a few hackles:

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 UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.
The new report issued by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s office of the GOP Ranking Member details the views of the scientists, the overwhelming majority of whom spoke out in 2007. Even the some in the establishment media now appears to be taking notice of the growing number of skeptical scientists.

More here. This, by the by, on the same day that Congress just gave President Bush a further $70 billion for the war.

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.


  1. Specifically, the “consensus” about anthropogenic climate change entails the following:
    1) the climate is undergoing a pronounced warming trend beyond the range of natural variability;
    2) the major cause of most of the observed warming is rising levels of the greenhouse gas CO2;
    3) the rise in CO2 is the result of burning fossil fuels;
    4) if CO2 continues to rise over the next century, the warming will continue; and
    5) a climate change of the projected magnitude over this time frame represents potential danger to human welfare and the environment.
    These conclusions have been explicitly endorsed by …
    Academia Brasiliera de Ciências (Bazil)
    Royal Society of Canada
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Academié des Sciences (France)
    Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Germany)
    Indian National Science Academy
    Accademia dei Lincei (Italy)
    Science Council of Japan
    Russian Academy of Sciences
    Royal Society (United Kingdom)
    National Academy of Sciences (United States of America)
    Australian Academy of Sciences
    Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts
    Caribbean Academy of Sciences
    Indonesian Academy of Sciences
    Royal Irish Academy
    Academy of Sciences Malaysia
    Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand
    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    In addition to these national academies, the following institutions specializing in climate, atmosphere, ocean, and/or earth sciences have endorsed these conclusions:
    NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS)
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
    State of the Canadian Cryosphere (SOCC)
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Royal Society of the United Kingdom (RS)
    American Geophysical Union (AGU)
    American Institute of Physics (AIP)
    National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
    American Meteorological Society (AMS)
    Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)
    I’ll take this “consensus” over the 400 “scientists” handpicked by Sen Inhofe for his minority skeptics report.

  2. Nice one Brewski – and I suppose that you refer to those that question the fact that global warming is man made to be close minded. Yet apparently you are close minded in not even accepting the POSSIBILTIY that it is not.
    I’m only 40 years old and I already have lived through global cooling, acid rain, and ozone layer end of the world forecasts. Strangely those seem to just fade away and never given a second thought. In ten years, this will probably be another Y2K phobia moment. Maybe. But to disregard opposing views from credible, prominent scientists leads one to believe that you are more interested in supporting your view as opposed to discovering the truth.

  3. Actually if you count the “scientists” in question you find there are actually only around two hundred names.
    The 400 figure appears if you add in two petitions – one signed by 100 “scientists”, the other by 60.
    Too bad many of the same people signed both and some of them also appear in the list of individuals.
    Some of those “scientists” BTW are TV weathermen. Sorry, “broadcast meteorologists”.
    Also if you ever expressed any doubt about any aspect of climate change you make the list.
    So, for example, a British meteorologist who disputed claims flooding in 2006 was conclusively proven to be caused by climate change is listed as a skeptic – probably to his great surprise.

  4. Truth is not by concensus. It is not a matter of majority wins. The majority was wrong in th3e 70’s when they warned of the coming Ice Age and they are wrong now.

  5. Just to clarify the comment made about the 70s and a new Ice Age. There was not a majority of scientists that held this view, instead the media took the story from a small number of scientists and ran with it.
    That is a lot different from today where even sceptics acknowledge warming is taking place.
    Regarding the ‘Senate’ report, my understanding is that it is effectively a blog by the aids of a single Senator in the (Republican) minority group of the senate committee. To my knowledge it isn’t sanctioned by the Senate.

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