Posted By Dave Snope
Here Is Statement #1:
...climate change injects a major new source of chaos, tension, and human insecurity into an already volatile world. It threatens to bring more famine and drought, worse pandemics, more natural disasters, more resource scarcity, and human displacement on a staggering scale. Places only too familiar with the instability, conflict, and resource competition that often create refugees and IDPs, will now confront these same challenges with an ever growing population of EDPs—environmentally displaced people. We risk fanning the flames of failed-statism, and offering glaring opportunities to the worst actors in our international system. In an interconnected world, that endangers all of us... Nowhere is the nexus between today’s threats and climate change more acute than in South Asia–the home of Al Qaeda and the center of our terrorist threat. ... climate change risks making the most volatile places even more combustible... If we fail to connect the dots—if we fail to take action—the simple, indisputable reality is that we will find ourselves living not only in a ravaged environment, but also in a much more dangerous world...
Sen. John Kerry, 21 July 2009. Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Opening Remarks on the Committee's new top priority.
“The surge in global temperatures since 1977 can be attributed to a 1976 climate shift in the Pacific Ocean that made warming El Niño conditions more likely than they were over the previous 30 years and cooling La Niña conditions less likely” ... “When climate models failed to retrospectively produce the temperatures since 1950 the modellers added some estimated influences of carbon dioxide to make up the shortfall,”... “The close relationship between ENSO and global temperature, as described in the paper, leaves little room for any warming driven by human carbon dioxide emissions. The available data indicate that future global temperatures will continue to change primarily in response to ENSO cycling, volcanic activity and solar changes.” ... “Our paper confirms what many scientists already know: which is that no scientific justification exists for emissions regulation, and that, irrespective of the severity of the cuts proposed, ETS (emission trading scheme) will exert no measurable effect on future climate.”
Influence of the Southern Oscillation on Tropospheric Temperature, pub 23 July 2009, Peer Reviewed
J. D. McLean, Applied Science Consultants, Croydon, Victoria, Australia
C. R. de Freitas, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
R. M. Carter, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia