June 4th, 2009

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change

From the original found here:

About Climate Change Reconsidered
About the Authors
About the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)
Aabout the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Front Matter
Chapter 1: Global Climate Models
Chapter 2: Feedback Factors and Radiative Forcing
Chapter 3: Observations: Temperature Records
Chapter 4: Observations: Glaciers, Sea Ice, Precipitation, and Sea Level
Chapter 5: Solar Variability and Climate Cycles
Chapter 6: Observations: Extreme Weather
Chapter 7: Biological Effects of Carbon Dioxide Enrichment
Chapter 8: Species Extinction
Chapter 9: Human Health Effects
For More Information
As Congress debates global warming legislation that would raise energy costs to consumers by billions of dollars, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) has 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.

AGW, Dream Busters

As anybody who has actually looked at the science knows, the contrived phenomenon called anthropogenic global warming or anthropogenic climate change is purportedly driven by CO2. Because additions to atmospheric CO2 alone have such a mega tiny influence on temperature, the advocates of the fantasy surmised that those additions cause atmospheric water vapour to be increased and that amplifies the CO2 "warming". There are a myriad of reasons why this fantasy based on fantasy is plain nonsense but the real killer is the climate. CO2 volumes are at their highest for millions of years, well, at least since 1940. Water vapour levels are falling.

Relative Humidity has been Falling

Negative feedback in climate – empirical or emotional?

Black Gold

An interesting discussion about energy issues took place between Adam McDowell, Lawrence Solomon, Daniel Goldbloom and Morag Carter a few days ago. The discussion ostensibly focused on a forgettable book but what was interesting was that the various pros and cons of energy sources were touched on and the merits and demerits mentioned. Worth the 5 minutes it takes to read as it gives a fair, if potted, overview of the current situation.