Bjorn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, explains many key issues facing mankind and the environment. He reaches some sobering conclusions about the relative importance of man-made global warming.
Cornwall Alliance, Calvin Beisner - Human-induced climate change, also known as anthropogenic global warming (AGW), is real. Crucial questions facing the public and policymakers are its magnitude, its benefits and harms relative to the benefits and harms of the activities that drive it, and the benefits and harms of proposed responses to it.
Matt Ridley: The policies being proposed to combat climate change, far from being a modest insurance policy, are proving ineffective, expensive, harmful to poor people and actually bad for the environment: we are tearing down rainforests to grow biofuels and ripping up peat bogs to install windmills that still need fossil-fuel back-up.
David Rose, writer for the Mail on Sunday, UK - For engaging with skeptics, and discussing uncertainties in projections of man-made global warming, this Georgia professor, Judith Curry, is branded a heretic
According to Professor Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University, a vociferous advocate of extreme measures to prevent a climatic Armageddon, she is ‘anti-science’.
Matt Ridley is one of the world’s foremost science writers. His books have sold over a million copies and been translated into 30 languages. Here is the link to the original document:
The topic of catastrophic man-made climate change has been around for decades. In the 1970s, John Holdren introduced the idea of a new ice age caused by human activity. Since the 1980s, he has talked about catastrophic man-made global warming caused by CO2 from use of fossil fuels. In 2015, he issued a "Climate Change Compendium" that is posted on this website. Use the SEARCH Box with keyword "HOLDREN." This response to Holdren's 2015 presentation is by Dr. Donald Rapp, a highly educated and experienced scientist. Rapp is open to the possibility of some local and global warming from use of fossil fuels and mankind's activities. He provides detailed comments to Holdren's predictions of catastrophic man-made global warming. Many scientists agree with Dr. Rapp.
Donald Rapp. Here is a very short summary of what the world needs to focus on to end the controversial discussions on the debate of manmade global warming. It is written by a scientist and engineer with decades of experience. We highly recommend it.
Donald Rapp, Former Full Professor of Physics and Environmental Engineering: The climate of the 19th century wasn’t all that great. It was particularly cold in mid-northern latitudes. Climates always change regardless of human activity. The earth has warmed in the past 120 years, mostly at high northern latitudes; far less in the tropics or southern hemisphere. In many ways, the climate today is “better” than it was in 1850.
Matt Ridley: The great thing about science is that it’s self-correcting. The good drives out the bad, because experiments get replicated and hypotheses tested -- or so I used to think. Now, thanks largely to climate science, I see bad ideas can persist for decades, and surrounded by myrmidons of furious defenders they become intolerant dogmas
Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen, Genome, The Rational Optimist and other books, dropped by Reason's studio in Los Angeles in February, 2013 to talk about a curious global trend that is just starting to receive attention. Over the past three decades, our planet has gotten greener!