David Wojick, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, CFACT, Washington, D.C., Ph.D. Philosophy of Science and Mathematical Logic, B.Sc. Civil Engineering: I recently described the all too often case where extreme computer modeling results feed the media into then feeding a public panic. A cascade of mindless fear. USA Today has provided a perfect example of promoting model based panic. Here is their panicky title: "Unsuitable for ‘human life to flourish’: Up to 3B will live in extreme heat by 2070, study warns" Three billion people will live where humans cannot survive? Seriously? Will they become billions of climate refugees? That is the absurd idea, right? This newspaper is a trusted source for many people, but here they publish pure nonsensical alarmist speculation as accepted fact.
Hermann Harde, Experimental Physics and Materials Science: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assumes that the inclining atmospheric CO2 concentration over recent years was almost exclusively determined by anthropogenic emissions, and this increase is made responsible for the rising temperature over the Industrial Era. We show that human activities are not responsible for the observed CO2 increase and the expected temperature rise in the atmosphere. Just opposite, the temperature itself dominantly controls the CO2 increase. Therefore, not CO2 but primarily native impacts are responsible for any observed climate changes.
Ken Haapala, SEPP, The Science and Environmental Policy Project: Many political leaders and political factions have little or no understanding of the importance of reliable, predictable electricity to modern civilization and economic wellbeing. Without thoroughly demonstrated examples of success, a number of local and national governments have passed laws phasing out electricity generated by fossil fuels based on the belief that wind and solar can replace fossil fuels. This “green dream” may become a nightmare. The fear of catastrophic global warming that is driving this political effort is based on unrealistic computer models that cannot describe what is happening in the current atmosphere, much less able to predict what will occur 30 or 80 years from now. Errors may be buried in tens of thousands of lines of computer code.
John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net: A lot of the public in North America and Europe have been led to believe that wind and solar energy are better than fossil fuels and nuclear. Other countries are determined to stay strong with fossil fuels and nuclear. It is so sad to see the downfall of Western Civilization coming from extreme environmentalists claiming catastrophic man-made global warming and sea-level rise. The nations with stronger energy programs will control the world.