John Tjostem, microbiology, botany, professor emeritus of biology - Will our children and grandchildren inherit a world that has adequate food and clean energy resources to offer quality of life? If yes, we must grapple with three thorny issues which threaten to reduce quality of life in the future: 1) Finding abundant clean energy to replace dwindling fossil fuels; 2) Bringing our world’s population down to a long term sustainable level; 3) Slowing climate change.
Sherwood Idso, Keith Idso, Craig Idso - There is considerable current concern that the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content is causing a significant drop in the pH of the world's oceans in response to their absorption of a large fraction of each year's anthropogenic CO2 emissions. In light of these diverse and independent assessments of the two major aspects of the ocean acidification hypothesis -- a CO2-induced decline in oceanic pH that leads to a concomitant decrease in coral growth rate -- it would appear that the catastrophe conjured up by the world's climate alarmists is but a wonderful work of fiction.
Fritz Vahrenholt, Sebastian Luening - P. Gosselin: This is the book that sent shock waves across the German climate science establishment, causing many media outlets to fret that the end of the world may not be coming after all. Vahrenholt’s and Lüning’s book claims that the climate models have been hopelessly distorted by IPCC scientists, and that these models irresponsibly exaggerate the impact of CO2 on our climate.
Robert Bryce writes on energy, politics and other topics - There is a clash between the pro-nuclear New Guard Greens, many of whom call themselves “ecomodernists,” and the anti-nuclear Old Guard Greens, led by groups like the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. These "green" "environmentalists" are out to "save the world" some times without regard for humanity. EFN-International and EFN-USA define an environmentalist as ordinary people who are respectful of the environment.
Keith Dawson, Vice President at the Scottish Society of Crop Research - So far prospects are worrying, with climate computer predictions, on which costly taxpayer-funded policies are based, well wide of measured reality. In terms of temperature increase, ocean acidification, sea levels and polar ice, predictions have massively exaggerated what is happening. Polar ice and bear populations are now larger than when Al Gore made doomsday predictions ten years ago. This is the year Arctic ice vanishes completely, remember?
Katie Mohr, manufacturing.net - This report shows projected world energy use for coal, oil, natural gas, renewables, hydro and nuclear out to 2035 with modest growth for nuclear power. The intense debate of catastrophic man-made global warming has to face reality and follow the Scientific Method. The predicted catastrophes of global warming are man-made. One glance at these forecasts for fossil fuels shows that these levels of energy use can continue only with fossil fuels. Nuclear must grow and be well managed.
Cornwall Alliance, Calvin Beisner - Their position is that fossil fuels created many benefits of the modern world for a lot of humanity and should be used to help the rest of humanity out of dire poverty. Carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is not expected to cause catastrophic global warming.
The Pope and the Science Advisor to the US President conclude that fossil fuels will cause catastrophic global warming and must be cut back significantly to save humanity. Use the search box with keyword "pope" or "science advisor".
Only one of these positions represents the Scientific Method. Nuclear power must be advocated using sound science. You decide.
Tom Harsfield - Presently, the best climate models fall many orders of magnitude short of the power and intricacy needed to effectively predict the long-term climate patterns that emerge from the interactions of all these planetary systems. And that's not a failure of science; it's just the reality of how tough the problem is.But there is a major failure of science going on. The failure is the lack of transparency and honesty about how feeble these models are and how much we should stake on their all-too-fallible forecasts.