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  Question 9 Answer A
the consensus of scientists is that the problem warrants drastic action
Which of the following is not true about an increasing greenhouse effect?   a) the consensus of scientists is that the problem warrants drastic action

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In 1989 as the Cold War and the threat of nuclear war were winding down, the Union of Concerned Scientists began to circulate a petition urging recognition of global warming as potentially the great danger to mankind. The petition was eventually signed by 700 scientists. However, “only about three or four of the signers had any involvement in climatology”, wrote Professor Richard S. Lindzen, of MIT.

On December 13, 2007, an open letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations (“Don't fight, adapt”) from over a hundred leading experts on climate change, expressed their disapproval of the UN’s focus on the impossible goal of ‘stopping climate change.’. See the accomplishments of the signatories.

Over 19,000 scientists and other technically trained individuals (8,000 of them physical scientists in fields related to climate change) have signed the Global Warming Petition to express their view that "there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing, or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

"It's unfortunate that many people read the media hype before they read the (IPCC) chapter "on the detection of greenhouse warming." I think the caveats are there. We say quite clearly that few scientists would say the attribution issue (the argument that global warming is caused by human industrial activity) was a done deal." Dr. Benjamin Santer, climate expert and contributor to the UN- sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

President Clinton and others cite a letter signed by 2,600 scientists that global warming will have catastrophic effects on humanity. Thanks to Citizens for a Sound Economy, we know now that fewer than 10% of these ‘scientists’ are trained in climate.

"When a bureaucracy's reason for existence is threatened, it typically generates new missions." Desperately Seeking Mission: Why the State Department's Gone Green --- Peter Van Doren


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