Monday, June 23, 2008

More non-warmist news you won't see in your newspaper

News is just in from NZ's Climate Science Coalition that 1100 people have now endorsed the International Climate Science Coalition's 'Manhattan Declaration' on climate realism, including several dozen New Zealanders. News here at Scoop.  Notes Vincent Gray, one of those who've endorsed it,

    The high numbers of well informed signatories to the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change should help end the unjustified reverence granted the pronouncements of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
    Contrary to the impressions one gets from media reports, global temperatures have not been rising for eight years. New Zealand temperatures in the last 50 years have gone down with volcanoes and up with El Niños but have no signs of ‘warming.’ Christchurch has not warmed since 1917. The sea level in Auckland has been much the same since 1960.

“The claims of the IPCC are dangerous, unscientific nonsense,” concludes Gray.  The Manhattan Declaration itself concludes,

Attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing human suffering.

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