ICSC NEWS RELEASE: AGU, SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON EXTREME WEATHER
Attention: News Editors and Science, Environment, Energy, and Political Reporters
AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION MUST SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE
This week's AGU conference an ideal chance to educate people about the causes of extreme weather
Ottawa, Canada, December 10, 2013: "We invite theAmerican Geophysical Union [AGU] to join with us in helping educate the public about extreme weather and climate change,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition. “For too long, the public, media, and government have been misled into believing that climate change is causing increased extreme weather. At their massiveFall Meetingnow taking place in San Francisco, the AGU should start a public education campaign aimed at revealing what science really says about this topic.”
FORMER ENVIRONMENT CANADA RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEBUNKS EXTREME WEATHER/CLIMATE CHANGE LINK
December 8, 2013: ICSC Science Advisory Board member Dr. Madhav Khandekar, former Environment Canada Research Scientist, explains that recent extreme weather is nothing unusual and undoubtedly due to natural cycles. Broadcast across Canada on The Source, with Ezra Levant on Sun Media Television.
Dr. Khandekar explains the science that shows there is no correlation between extreme weather events and climate change.
COAL LEADERS MUST DEFEND SECTOR AGAINST BAD CLIMATE SCIENCE
November 27, 2013: "Coal should be defended with science", by Tom Harris, ICSC Executive Director, published in the Tulsa Beacon, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
"Spokespeople who are too frightened to defend coal using this, their most effective weapon, must step aside. Then new leaders must be chosen who have the courage to do what needs to be done to win the war for America's energy future."
"The new SPM [Summary for Policy Makers]reveals the IPCC has retreated from at least 11 alarmist claims promulgated in its previous reports or by scientists prominently associated with the IPCC. The SPM also contains at least 13 misleading or untrue statements, and 11 further statements that are phrased in such a way that they mislead readers or misrepresent important aspects of the science."
Editor's note: The IPCC are now in the process of tuning the underlying science report that the SPM is supposed to be summarizing so as to match the SPM that was agreed to line by line by government representatives (as per official UN IPCC procedures - see here). Were this a science-driven process and not a politically-driven one, the Summary would be tuned to match the science report. Regardless, since the draft science report is currently being edited to match the already determined SPM, the above critique of the SPM can be considered as a critique of the UN IPCC Working Group-1 report in general.
ICSC NEWS RELEASE: IMMORAL TO VALUE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE YET TO BE BORN MORE THAN THOSE SUFFERING TODAY
October 23, 2013: "Help people affected by climate change today - Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality" is backwards", ICSC News Release.
OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - "Al Gore's approach in 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon is backwards," said Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition. "Instead of focusing on helping vulnerable people prepare for and adapt to climate change in the present, Gore concentrates on trying to stop climate change that may happen decades in the future."
See here for ICSC scientists' corrections of Mr. Gore.
CORAL ISLANDS DO NOT SINK UNLESS RUINED BY LOCAL MISTAKES
October 22, 2013: ICSC Executive Director Tom Harris speaks with Michael Coren on "The Arena" on Sun Media TV broadcast across Canada about the attempt by a Kiribati man to claim climate refugee status in New Zealand. His assertion that Kiribati is sinking because of climate change is totally false.
Nils-Axel Mörner, PhD (Sea Level Changes and climate), Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Sweden explains that the idea that Pacific coral islands are sinking and it is due to emissions of greenhouse gases is nonsense. See his write-up about this topic here.