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Open Kyoto to debate

Financial Post April 6, 2006

This is an open letter from 60 scientists (listed in the letter) in Canada calling on its government to walk away from the Kyoto agreement. It makes the argument that the evidence does not lead to the conclusion that the climate models are correct nor that the efforts of Kyoto will adequately affect the climate.

The article also points out that the unqualified environmental groups are doing a very good job of creating buzz but that their science and conclusions are not appropriate.

Observational evidence does not support today’s computer climate models, so there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future.

While the confident pronouncements of scientifically unqualified environmental groups may provide for sensational headlines, they are no basis for mature policy formulation.

there is no “consensus” among climate scientists about the relative importance of the various causes of global climate change, the government will be in a far better position to develop plans that reflect reality and so benefit both the environment and the economy.

“Climate change is real” is a meaningless phrase used repeatedly by activists to convince the public that a climate catastrophe is looming and humanity is the cause. Neither of these fears is justified.

It was only 30 years ago that many of today’s global-warming alarmists were telling us that the world was in the midst of a global-cooling catastrophe. But the science continued to evolve, and still does, even though so many choose to ignore it when it does not fit with predetermined political agendas.

Open Kyoto to debate.

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