TOP UN CLIMATE OFFICIAL QUESTIONS KYOTO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2005
Friends of Science wishes to bring to Canadian media attention a critical development regarding global warming and the Kyoto Protocol.
Yesterday, Yury Izrael, Director, Global Climate and Ecology Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences and United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Vice President, contradicted the UN IPCC’s long standing position that trends in global climate can be attributed to man-made causes, and questioned the Kyoto Protocol. In the text, he is quoted as saying,
“One issue on the table at the G8 summit at Gleneagles in early July is global climate change. As I see it, this problem is overshadowed by many fallacies and misconceptions that often form the basis for important political decisions. G8 leaders should pay attention to them. There is no proven link between human activity and global warming.
Global temperatures increased throughout the 1940s, declined in the 1970s and subsequently began to rise again. Present-day global warming resembles the 1940s, when ships could easily navigate Arctic passages. However, man's impact was much smaller at that time. A Russian expedition that recently returned from the central Antarctic says that temperatures are now starting to decrease. These sensational findings are one of Mother Nature's surprises.
Atmospheric CO2 was 280 PPM (parts per million air molecules) in 1880, and now stands at 378 PPM. It has increased by 31% since the pre-industrial era. This is quite a lot, but temperatures have increased by only 0.6 degrees. Paradoxically, temperatures tended to rise by one to 12 degrees at peak intervals, with carbon-dioxide fluctuations totalling not more than 300 PPM. Therefore I believe that the link between man's activities and rising temperatures has not been proved completely.
Scientists should comprehend the needs of politicians, and vice versa. I think this concept is quite effective. Unfortunately, some political decisions disregard the opinion of science.”
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Josh Proll, Executive Director of the Canadian group Friends of Science re-iterated their call for a full scientific review of the theory of man-made global warming and the Kyoto Protocol. “When the Vice President of the body responsible for the Kyoto Protocol denies a link between man’s activities and global warming, then Canada should not be considering a $10 billion dollar Kyoto expenditure. If we knew in the 1990’s what we know now about global warming, there would be no Kyoto Protocol. It’s time to put science ahead of hype and exaggeration, and for the facts to come out,” said Proll today.
Friends of Science would be pleased to help schedule interviews on this issue.
Call Josh Proll at 403.816.3578
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