Augie Auer, New Zealand Coalition in the Timaru Herald June 12, 2007
"Man’s contribution to the greenhouse gases was so small we couldn’t change the climate if we tried. We’re all going to survive this. It’s all going to be a joke in five years. A combination of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin had created the current hysteria and it was time to put a stop to it. It is time to attack the myth of global warming.” See story here.
Note: Sadly just before the story was published, Augie passed away suddenly while celebrating his 67th birthday and 35th wedding anniversary in Melbourne. He will be missed.
From open letter to the U.S. Congress from the American Association of State Climatologists
"The slow collapse of this 116-year old network has been documented in numerous professional reports during the past two decades. This network faces extinction because the data still are manually acquired, much like in 1890, by volunteer observers using equipment that is either obsolete or obsolescent. It has proven almost impossible to replace aging observers. Data quality continues to diminish, access to the data (recorded on paper) remains arduous, and the corps of maintenance professionals has been decimated because federal personnel have been shifted to other duties”.
See full letter here.
Reid Bryson in an interview in Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News, May 6, 2007
”...Eighty percent of the heat radiated back from the surface is absorbed in the first 30 feet by water vapor. Eight hundredths of one percent ia absorbed by carbon dioxide. One one-thousandth as important as water vapor. You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide...” See more
James Hansen NASA and Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University
"It’s an incredibly arrogant and ignorant statement,” Hansen told ABC News. “It indicates a complete ignorance of understanding the implications of climate change.” It’s unbelievable,” said Hansen. “I thought he had been misquoted. It’s so unbelievable.” He was joined by another alarmist Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University who said “I was shocked by the statement and I think the administrator ought to resign.” They were responding to NASA’s top administrator, Michael Griffin, speaking on NPR radio who made some refreshingly sensible comments about the present global warming scare. Reported by who else, Bill Blakemore”of ABC News.
Kristen Byrnes, 15-year old student from Portland Maine in “Paunder the Maunder”
”...the Earth’s warming climate is a result of natural variance and that man made changes in the warming climate in the last 40 years are negligible at best...While I will use much of the available and updated scientific data, I will also interject common sense, something that is seriously lacking in the debate on this issue.” See more
Patrick Moore, Greenpeace co-founder and now skeptic of climate alarmism and green pressure groups
"It appears to be the policy of the Royal Society to stifle dissent and silence anyone who may have doubts about the connection between global warming and human activity. That kind of repression seems more suited to the Inquisition than to a modern, respected scientific body.”
Stephen Schneider in interview in Discover Magazine 1989
"On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but - which means that we must include all the doubts, the caveats, the ifs, ands, and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists but human beings as well. And like most people we’d like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climatic change. To do that we need to get some broad-based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This ‘double ethical bind’ we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.”
"Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it appropriate to have an overstatement of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate to opening up th audience to listen...” Al Gore in an May 2006 Interview with Grist Magazine.