Sebastian Luening, paleogeologist: In der Klimawandeldiskussion wird oft die bereits stattfindende Zunahme der Klimavariabilität unterstellt: „Das Klima wird verrückter.“ Ständig versorgen uns Medien mit neuen Rekorden, Versicherungen mit explodierenden Schadenskurven, im Jahresabstand folgen 100-jährige Extremereignisse. Es folgt eine rationale Annäherung an die Frage, ob das Klima gegenüber früher generell extremer geworden ist und ob das die Folge des anthropogen verstärkten Treibhauseffekts ist.
Many scientists, engineers, professionals in many fields, members of the general public, the Governor of California, the Chancellor of Germany, and the Pope, "know" that mankind through their use of fossil fuels is causing catastrophic global warming, climate change, climate disruption and sea level rise. They demand that the poorer half of the world never use fossil fuels and the richer half stop using them. That would be an anthropogenic catastrophe. A scientific organization in Austria, ZAMG, reports that the climate variability in Austria for the last 200 years is the same or less than for the long term average. So mankind is innocent.
John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: People should spend as much time as possible observing nature, whether in potted plants and pets at home, in parks and gardens in the city, on walks near lakes and oceans, in hill country, mountains, nearby or around the world. It is so much more exciting than searching for information and playing games on cell phones and computers and spending hours watching the same stuff every day on TV.
Acorn Creek Trail is a favorite early morning summer hiking trail in Summit County, Colorado when the wildflowers are all in bloom. At lower levels there are desert flowers, higher up meadows of mountain wildflowers, on top a profusion of arctic tundra flowers close to the ground. This is the world that we must preserve and enjoy along with life for most of us in large cities.
Kieran Nicholson, Denver Post: Finally, a newspaper reporter writes about the weather and compares it with facts in the past rather than sounding the catastrophic man-made climate change alarm. Up and down the Front Range of Colorado cities from Pueblo to Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins have university professors and people with all kinds of credentials who know for certain that man's use of fossil fuels causes catastrophic global warming, climate change, climate disruption, and sea level rise. They fret that the world must stop using fossil fuels. But they have few intentions to stop using their cars, turn the lights, heating and air conditioning off, stop using their iPhones, TVs, computers, ovens, stove tops and microwaves. Just demand that billions of poorer people around the world not increase their use of energy.
Roy Spencer, Ph.D. Meteorology: Hurricane Florence is not the result of global warming. It's likely due to natural weather patterns, not climate change as some have already said. Coastal lake sediments along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline from 1,000 to 2,000 years ago suggest more frequent and intense hurricanes than occur today. Why? No one knows. Unusual things happen in nature sometimes. The Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635 experienced a Category 3 or 4 storm, with up to a 20-foot storm surge. While such a storm does not happen in New England anymore, it happened again there in 1675, with elderly eyewitnesses comparing it to the 1635 storm.
Global Warming Policy Forum, GWPF: The global body tasked with naming geological eras, the International Commission on Stratigraphy, has rejected the proposed Anthropocene epoch, the controversial ‘geological’ epoch in which mankind allegedly dominates natural processes.
Sebastian Luening, paleogeologist: Leben wir in einer klimatisch außergewöhnlichen Zeit, die alles Vorherige in den Schatten stellt? Dafür muss man in die klimatische Vergangenheit schauen. Anhänger des Klimaalarmismus beschränken sich dabei auf die letzte 150 Jahre und kommen zu dem vorschnellen aber persönlich erhebenden Schluss: Ja, wir sind Teil einer Entwicklung die es noch nie gegegben hat, und wir sind auch noch selber Schuld daran. Wir mächtigen Menschen haben es geschafft, uns das Klima Untertan zu machen.
Bjorn Lomborg - When a “solution” to a problem causes more damage than the problem, policymaking has gone awry. That’s where we often find ourselves with global warming today. Actihttp://www.efn-usa.org/administrator/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemsvist organizations like Worldwatch argue that higher temperatures will make more people hungry, so drastic carbon cuts are needed. But a comprehensive new study published in Nature Climate Change led by researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis has found that strong global climate action would cause far more hunger and food insecurity than climate change itself.
S. Fred Singer, Ph.D. in physics is an atmospheric and space physicist. What is the impact of a warmer climate? It's not the warming itself that we should be concerned about. It is the impact. So we have to then ask: What is the impact on agriculture? The answer is: It's positive. It's good. What's the impact on forests of greater levels of CO2 and greater temperatures? It's good. What is the impact on water supplies? It's neutral. What is the impact on sea level? It will produce a reduction in sea-level rise. It will not raise sea levels. What is the impact on recreation? It's mixed. You get, on the one hand, perhaps less skiing; on the other hand, you get more sunshine and maybe better beach weather. Let's face it. People like warmer climates. There's a good reason why much of the U.S. population is moving into the Sun Belt, and not just people who are retiring.