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Views on the Influence of CO2 on Climate

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Dr. Thoenes of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, presents his views on the influence of CO2 on global climate change for the Friends of Science Society. His commentary concludes that "it is impossible that a significant climate change can take place due to rising CO2-emissions. This means then that all measures to reduce CO2-emissions are useless. This would have enormous financial consequences for society."

Better to Have Global Warming than Global Cooling

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Dr. Patrick Moore is a co-founder of Greenpeace. He says "there is no conclusive proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years." Looking at the geological record, he writes, "Then an ice age occurred 450 million years ago when CO2 was still about 10 times higher than today." He notes that we are a "tropical species" and that warming would be far better than cooling.

Climate Science Is Not Settled

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We are very far from the knowledge needed to make good climate policy, writes leading scientist Steven E. Koonin. The idea that "Climate science is settled" runs through today's popular and policy discussions. Unfortunately, that claim is misguided. It has not only distorted our public and policy debates on issues related to energy, greenhouse-gas emissions and the environment. But it also has inhibited the scientific and policy discussions that we need to have about our climate future.

Global Warming ‘Pause’ is More Than Temporary; Scientific Evidence

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Friends of Science president Len Maier wrote in the Montreal Gazette that we dispute the claim by Dr. Shaun Lovejoy of McGill University that the current 16-plus-year slowdown in global warming is merely a pause. "The scientific method requires comparing predictions of your theory to the observational evidence, and the anthropogenic global warming theory as expressed in climate models fails the test." Lovejoy also falsely claimed there is a “consensus among scientists” of his views, but there is a wide range of views among climate scientists on the effect of CO2 emissions on global warming.

Rebuttal to Phil Elder's 'Primer on Global Warming'

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This is the FoS rebuttal to Phil Elder's article published on TroyMedia July 28, 2014. Elder wrote many incorrect statements about climate, falsely concluding that human-caused CO2 emissions are dangerous. We rebut his assumptions using empirical evidence.

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