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Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the NIPCC
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Posted on 06/13/2009 7:18:55 PM PDT by Delacon

Principal findings of the book include the following:


Climate Change Reconsidered is coauthored by two distinguished scientists:

Dr. S. Fred Singer is one of the most distinguished scientists in the U.S. In the 1960s, he established and served as the first director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service, now part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and earned a U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for his technical leadership. In the 1980s, Singer served for five years as vice chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Oceans and Atmosphere (NACOA) and became more directly involved in global environmental issues. Since retiring from the University of Virginia and from his last federal position as chief scientist of the Department of Transportation, Singer founded and now directs the nonprofit Science and Environmental Policy Project.

Dr. Craig D. Idso is founder and chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. He received his Ph.D. in geography from Arizona State University, where he studied as one of a small group of University Graduate Scholars. He was a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University and has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University. 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.

Climate Change Reconsidered lists 35 contributors and reviewers from 14 countries and presents in an appendix the names of 31,478 American scientists who have signed a petition saying “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.” For more information about NIPCC, go here.

Dr. Singer, Dr. Idso, and the contributors and reviewers of NIPCC donated their time and best efforts to produce this report out of concern that the IPCC--a government agency that is part of the United Nations–-is provoking an irrational fear of anthropogenic global warming based on incomplete and faulty science. They are especially concerned that the political process involved in the editing of the widely cited Summaries for Policy Makers are misrepresenting the true science of climate change.

Global warming hype has led to demands for unrealistic efficiency standards for cars, the construction of uneconomic wind and solar energy facilities, the establishment of large production facilities for uneconomic biofuels such as ethanol from corn, requirements that electric companies purchase expensive power from so-called “renewable” energy sources, and plans to sequester, at considerable expense, carbon dioxide emitted from power plants. While there is nothing wrong with initiatives to increase energy efficiency or diversify energy sources, the evidence presented in Climate Change Reconsidered makes clear they cannot be justified as a realistic means to control climate.

Seeing science clearly misused to shape public policies that have the potential to inflict severe economic harm, particularly on low-income groups, NIPCC’s team of scientists chose to speak up for science at a time when too few people outside the scientific community know what is happening, and too few scientists who know the truth have the will or the platforms to speak out against the IPCC.

Copies of Climate Change Reconsidered can be ordered from The Heartland Institute or from Amazon.com.

For more information about Climate Change Reconsidered, contact Tammy Nash at The Heartland Institute, 312/377-4000 or by email at tnash@heartland.org, or visit the Web sites of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, www.sepp.org, or the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change at www.co2science.org.


 One June 2, as Congress debated global warming legislation that would raise energy costs to consumers by hundreds of billions of dollars, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) released an 880-page book challenging the scientific basis of concerns that global warming is either man-made or would have harmful effects.

In “Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC),” coauthors Dr. S. Fred Singer and Dr. Craig Idso and 35 contributors and reviewers present an authoritative and detailed rebuttal of the findings of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on which the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress rely for their regulatory proposals.

The scholarship in this book demonstrates overwhelming scientific support for the position that the warming of the twentieth century was moderate and not unprecedented, that its impact on human health and wildlife was positive, and that carbon dioxide probably is not the driving factor behind climate change.

The authors cite thousands of peer-reviewed research papers and books that were ignored by the IPCC, plus additional scientific research that became available after the IPCC’s self-imposed deadline of May 2006.

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to understand the causes and consequences of climate change. Because it is not a government agency, and because its members are not predisposed to believe climate change is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, NIPCC is able to offer an independent “second opinion” of the evidence reviewed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). NIPCC traces its roots to a meeting in Milan in 2003 organized by the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), a nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington, Virginia. SEPP, in turn, was founded in 1990 by Dr. S. Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist, and incorporated in 1992 following Dr. Singer’s retirement from the University of Virginia.


 

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is what its name suggests: an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to understand the causes and consequences of climate change. Because we are not predisposed to believe climate change is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, we are able to look at evidence the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ignores. Because we do not work for any governments, we are not biased toward the assumption that greater government activity is necessary.

NIPCC traces its roots to a meeting in Milan in 2003 organized by the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), a nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington, Virginia. SEPP, in turn, was founded in 1990 by Dr. S. Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist, and incorporated in 1992 following Dr. Singer’s retirement from the University of Virginia.

Originally called “Team B,” NIPCC was created to provide an independent “second opinion” on the topics addressed by the initial drafts of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. When the Summary for Policymakers of that report was released in February 2007, “Team B” met again, this time in Vienna, changed its name to NIPCC, and started work on what would become this report. A score of independent scientists from around the world began to share their research and ideas with Dr. Singer, as they continue to do. Some of these scientists have asked not to be named in NIPCC reports for fear of losing research grants and being blacklisted by professional journals.

In April 2008, The Heartland Institute published Dr. Singer’s first critique of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. That publication, titled Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate, listed 24 contributors from 14 countries and included a foreword by Dr. Frederick Seitz, one of the world’s most renowned scientists. (Dr. Seitz passed away on March 2, 2008.) It was subtitled “Summary for Policymakers of the Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change.”

Work on the full NIPCC report continued, with more scientists joining the research team and positive feedback coming from scholars around the world. The report got a major boost when Dr. Craig Idso, chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, agreed to combine the extensive collection of reviews of scientific research he helped write and post on his organization’s Web site with the work Dr. Singer had started.

In June 2009, the first full NIPCC report was published by The Heartland Institute. It is titled Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). The new report, some 880 pages in length, is the most comprehensive critique of the IPCC’s positions ever published. It lists 35 contributors and reviewers from 14 countries and presents in an appendix the names of 31,478 American scientists who have signed a petition saying “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”

What was Dr. Singer’s and Dr. Idso’s motivation? It wasn’t financial self-interest: Except for a foundation grant late in the process to enable Dr. Idso to devote the many hours necessary to assemble and help edit the final product, no grants or contributions were provided or promised to the authors in return for producing this report. Nor was the motivation political: No government agency commissioned or authorized this effort, and the authors do not advise or support the candidacies of any politicians or candidates for public office.

Dr. Singer, Dr. Idso, and the contributors and reviewers of NIPCC donated their time and best efforts to produce this report out of concern that the IPCC was provoking an irrational fear of anthropogenic global warming based on incomplete and faulty science. Global warming hype has led to demands for unrealistic efficiency standards for cars, the construction of uneconomic wind and solar energy stations, the establishment of large production facilities for uneconomic biofuels such as ethanol from corn, requirements that electric companies purchase expensive power from so-called “renewable” energy sources, and plans to sequester, at considerable expense, carbon dioxide emitted from power plants. While there is nothing wrong with initiatives to increase energy efficiency or diversify energy sources, the scientists who make up NIPCC are convinced they cannot be justified as a realistic means to control climate.

Seeing science clearly misused to shape public policies that have the potential to inflict severe economic harm, particularly on low-income groups, NIPCC’s team of scientists chose to speak up for science at a time when too few people outside the scientific community know what is happening, and too few scientists who know the truth have the will or the platforms to speak out against the IPCC.

For more information about the NIPCC, contact Dr. S. Fred Singer, president, Science and Environmental Policy Project, at singer@nipccreport.org.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capandtrade; carbon; carbondioxide; climatechange; co2; globalwarming; ipcc; nipcc
There have been some great pundits in the war on global warming alarmism. But it comes down to the science and scientists. This is THE book for us skeptics.
1 posted on 06/13/2009 7:18:56 PM PDT by Delacon
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To: pissant; CedarDave; 2ndDivisionVet; steelyourfaith; Sub-Driver; xcamel; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...

ping


2 posted on 06/13/2009 7:19:46 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

Cool.


3 posted on 06/13/2009 7:20:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Delacon

Started reading it myself. Have already been told the NIPCC is just a wing of the coal industry. Not certain what the connection is myself, but that’s quite a complaint. As if the pro-global warming crowd is after nothing but the truth.


4 posted on 06/13/2009 7:23:01 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: Delacon

And Markey, Waxman and their ilk don’t give a $h^t.


5 posted on 06/13/2009 7:23:29 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Delacon

Thank you for posting!


6 posted on 06/13/2009 7:26:21 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Delacon

Bring it on!


7 posted on 06/13/2009 7:27:42 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|"AlsoSprachTelethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36|FireTheLiar)
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To: Delacon

Thank you for all the information!


8 posted on 06/13/2009 7:29:00 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Delacon

This stuff is like one big freakin’ cross to Gore and the like.


9 posted on 06/13/2009 7:29:55 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Delacon

Great post. Thanks.


10 posted on 06/13/2009 7:31:45 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Delacon

“$154 paperback”

They sure aren’t interested in selling many!


11 posted on 06/13/2009 7:32:58 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Delacon

Oh Gawd. The second document today on this issue I have to digest — this one isn’t just 15 pages long. (It’s downloadable apparently in entirety as PDF.)


12 posted on 06/13/2009 7:37:04 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|"AlsoSprachTelethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36|FireTheLiar)
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To: dalereed

““$154 paperback”

They sure aren’t interested in selling many!”

Yep you can get the other side’s pov for free, backed by billions of dollars in PR from NGO’s, special interest groups, the UN, and the good ole USA tax dollars.


13 posted on 06/13/2009 7:50:39 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: dalereed

Btw, you’ve noticed that it comes in pdf for free right? :)


14 posted on 06/13/2009 7:51:39 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

Good stuff, bump for later read.


15 posted on 06/13/2009 8:20:37 PM PDT by Techster
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To: Delacon

BAM!


16 posted on 06/13/2009 8:22:41 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: xcamel

Ping!


17 posted on 06/13/2009 8:24:12 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Techster

“Good stuff, bump for later read”.

The END OF THE WORLD is at stake man! ;)


19 posted on 06/13/2009 8:31:17 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Baynative

“I’m not sure “skeptic” is the correct word to describe people who never fell victim to a scam as did the fools who inhabit our congress and our White House.”

I dunno. I’ve always been skeptical of scams. Global warming alarmism is a scam that is going to pay the scammers bigtime in terms of power, money and political reallignment(international socialism even if one doesn’t get money or power but just want things to be that way). If you are saying you saw this comin a mile away, well you are in good company in this forum.


20 posted on 06/13/2009 8:40:33 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

Thanks...good info.


21 posted on 06/13/2009 9:41:26 PM PDT by surfer
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To: Delacon

Thank you for this excellent post. Now all we have to do is make sure as many people as possible read it, or at least hear of it.


22 posted on 06/14/2009 1:44:36 AM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

23 posted on 06/14/2009 5:15:25 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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24 posted on 06/14/2009 7:23:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: Delacon

Thanks for posting this, Delacon! Great information. Bookmarked.


25 posted on 06/15/2009 5:33:59 AM PDT by syriacus (When do the Feds in NY commence the prosecution of the Japanese aviators who bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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So I can find it later


26 posted on 06/15/2009 6:27:24 AM PDT by Fellow Traveler
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To: Delacon
* Sea ice area and extent have continued to increase around Antarctica over the past few decades. Evidence shows that much of the reported thinning of Arctic sea ice that occurred in the 1990s was a natural consequence of changes in ice dynamics caused by an atmospheric regime shift, of which there have been several in decades past and will likely be several in the decades to come, totally irrespective of past or future changes in the air’s CO2 content. The Arctic appears to have recovered from its 2007 decline.

* Global studies of precipitation trends show no net increase and no consistent trend with CO2, contradicting climate model predictions that warming should cause increased precipitation. Research on Africa, the Arctic, Asia, Europe, and North and South America all find no evidence of a significant impact on precipitation that could be attributed to anthropogenic global warming.

* The cumulative discharge of the world’s rivers remained statistically unchanged between 1951 and 2000, a finding that contradicts computer forecasts that a warmer world would cause large changes in global streamflow characteristics. Droughts and floods have been found to be less frequent and severe during the Current Warm Period than during past periods when temperatures were even higher than they are today.

In short - eco-alarmist are nuts...

27 posted on 06/15/2009 8:09:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (Main Stream Media (MSM) Renamed: Ministry of Truth (MOT) - -"Freedom is Slavery")
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To: Delacon
This might have worked better as three or four posts - it's lots of great stuff - with a heavy emphasis on LOTS...
28 posted on 06/15/2009 8:10:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Main Stream Media (MSM) Renamed: Ministry of Truth (MOT) - -"Freedom is Slavery")
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I commented on the new NIPCC report here. It is full of old and tired arguments that have been debunked over and over again. Moreover, it is built on a very strong and unfounded faith in negative feedbacks from nature, which are hypothetical with sometimes sketchy, often contradictory, and sometimes no evidence of actually operating at a globally significant scale. This highlights an inconsistent view of uncertainty, and an unwillingness to weigh the evidence: “If it causes cooling, the uncertainty (or lack of evidence) doesn’t matter; if it causes warming, it’s too uncertain (and no evidence strong enough) to matter”. Not a very scientific way of looking at the world.
29 posted on 06/15/2009 12:52:39 PM PDT by Bart Verheggen
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To: Bart Verheggen
Just thought I would chime in before you are bashed here on FreeRepublic for being a new poster. Most here are extreme GW Skeptics, I am only a skeptic of the hysteria over GW, and the political and social goals of the liberals worldwide who will use GW to achieve their goals.

I must say, at least you have the guts to post who you are. There is a need for a "pro GW" voice, we have lost a previous poster who no longer seems to add his thoughts to the debates.

30 posted on 06/16/2009 10:33:31 AM PDT by Paradox (When the left have no one to villainize, they'll turn on each other.)
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