You know my name (look up the number)

by Gareth on April 28, 2008

homer.jpg Sometimes it can be difficult to know if someone is a genuine climate crank, sceptic, one of the GODs*, or just a fly-by-night, johnny-come-lately keen to ride on the soon-to-arrive ice age bandwagon. Well, here’s the good news. The International Climate Science Coalition has recently published several lists of people who are happy to endorse the Manhattan Declaration. That’s right, a list of all (or at least most) of the people who agree with this statement:

That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.

No more worries, no need to agonise. If they’re on the list, they’re guaranteed to be grade A climate cranks. Please dissect at will. What a remarkable public gesture, no doubt funded by the Heartland Institute in the interest of a better tomorrow. Or possibly not.

* Grumpy old deniers (©R McKie 2008)

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Stephen April 29, 2008 at 9:15 am

Trevor Jones, Captain RNZN (Rtd), retired naval officer.”

Stephen May 2, 2008 at 9:20 am

I saw this on Frogblog:

DeSmogBlog has published a rapidly growing list of outraged climate scientists – all of whom were listed on the Heartland Institute’s “500 Scientists with Documented Doubts” statement after the climate change deniers conference in New York last March. Here are just three of the quotes on offer:

I am horrified to find my name on such a list. I have spent the last 20 years arguing the opposite.

Dr. David Sugden. Professor of Geography, University of Edinburgh

I have NO doubts ..the recent changes in global climate ARE man-induced. I insist that you immediately remove my name from this list since I did not give you permission to put it there.

Dr. Gregory Cutter, Professor, Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University

Please remove my name. What you have done is totally unethical!!

Dr. Svante Bjorck, Geo Biosphere Science Centre, Lund University

http://blog.greens.org.nz/index.php/2008/05/02/500-scientists-with-documented-doubts-about-the-heartland-institute/

The links are from these two at desmogblog:
http://www.desmogblog.com/a-few-scientists-who-wont-deny-being-deniers
http://www.desmogblog.com/500-scientists-with-documented-doubts-about-the-heartland-institute

Stephen May 2, 2008 at 9:42 am

I believe the total number of scientists who wrote in is 45 and counting.

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