By Rodney Atkinson

500 scientists, engineers, policy makers and business leaders say GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT A GLOBAL CRISIS.

500 signatories to the Manhattan Declaration including leading climate scientists have declared that man made global warming is a myth. They say that "There is no evidence that CO2 emissions from industrial activity have in the past, are now or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change". Indeed in the historical record the rise in CO2 has always followed periods of warming (as the effects of disturbances on the Sun and the Earth created more CO2) not preceded them as the man made global warming (MMGW) theorists maintain!


The Manhattan Declaration calls for an end to the enormous taxation burdens put on individulas and industry by "climate change" levies etc. Those levies in the UK have raised energy costs by at least 6% which together with other Government disasters like fuel taxation and the failure of the EU gas market) has contributed to a crisis of energy poverty among millions of British households (when 10% or more of income is spent on fuel bills). A consultant's report comissioned by the UK government, estimates the cost of attempting to meet the EU target for 20% of energy consumption to be met by renewables by 2020. "The Central Case estimates the cost be EUR18.8bn, with the lifetime cost of the policy being EUR259bn." This is a scandalous waste of human resources - and all based on the myths of MMGW.


The International Climate Science Coalition which produced the Declaration says it is devoted to "fostering rational evidence based open discussion on climate issues" which will certainly make a change! The myths pedalled by politicians and those whom they shower with our money, have had virtually free rein in the media. The facts are somewhat different.

The world has not warmed at all over the last 10 years and over the last 8 years has actually cooled a little. (Even the Head of the scaremongering IPCC has admitted this). The past winter was the coldest for nearly 30 years and the Arctic has in fact just shown signs of increasing in area. (And polar bears have rarely been more numerous!) At the other pole the coverage of ice surrounding Antarctica was in January 2008 almost exactly two million square miles above where it is historically supposed to be at this time of year (summer in the Antarctic). It's farther above normal than it has ever been for any month in climatologic records. As data in the University of Illinois' web publication Cryosphere Today shows, there is nearly 30% more ice down in Antarctica than usual for this time of the year.


The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been notorious for exaggerating its global warming claims and have even included among its "experts" (without their permission) those who have in fact rejected its theory. MMGW theory has taken on the characteristics of a fanatical religion where sceptics are called heretics or "deniers" (equating them with "Holocaust deniers"!). Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising doubts about the degree to which man was affecting climate change. "I can tolerate being called a sceptic because all scientists should be sceptics, but then they started calling us deniers, with all the connotations of the Holocaust. That is an obscenity. It has got really nasty and personal."

Richard Lindzen, the professor of Atmospheric Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently claimed: "Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labelled as industry stooges."

Nigel Calder, the British former editor of New Scientist, said: "Governments are trying to achieve unanimity by stifling any scientist who disagrees. Einstein could not have got funding under the present system."

Professor Paul Reiter of the Paris Institut Pasteur wrote to a British newspaper: "I am reminded of Trophim Lysenko, who used pseudo-science and myth-making to establish “scientific proof” of Marxist genetics. Lysenko dominated Soviet science for more than two decades by propaganda and ruthless liquidation of his opponents. When he was finally discredited, the Soviet Nobel Laureate Nocolai Semyonov wrote:- “There is nothing more dangerous than blind passion in science. Given support from someone in power, it can lead to suppression of true science, and….to inflict great injury on the country”.

So much of the research into man made global warming (MMGW) has been funded with hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers money (ie spent by those least capable - Governments!) Little or no Government funding has been made available to those who have questioned MMGW and most of those claiming to speak for the world's scientists tend to be the very few scientists and managers who run academic associations rather than those engaged in real climate science. There has been massive politicisation of science by MMGW fanatics in governments. Those bent on acquiring greater power for supranational organisations have sought to create public concern - regardless of the truth. Some have let their political and ideological intentions out of the bag!

"No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits...climate change provides the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world" said Christine Stewart, former Canadian Environment Minister and "Unless we announce disasters, no one will listen" said Sir John Houghton, the first chairman of the UN's IPCC. One thing is certain the MMGW theorists and their political sidekicks have lost all credibility now. If they had been more rational and circumspect they might have been believed in future but we all know what happened to the boy who kept crying "wolf". The moral and intellectual cost to the scientific community has been tragic to behold.


On 23rd April 2006 45 mostly climate scientists (**) wrote to The Sunday Telegraph contradicting the assertions of the President of the Royal Society, Lord Rees of Ludlow (himself NOT a climatologist but a cosmologist and astrophysicist). They explicitly contradicted Rees's statement that the evidence for human-caused global warming "is now compelling". On the contrary the 45 scientists say, "global climate changes all the time due to natural causes and the human impact still remains impossible to distinguish from this natural 'noise'". They also noted that "observational evidence does not support today‘s computer climate models, so there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future". The names of those scientists is set out at the end of this article.

There is no greater danger to mankind than those politically motivated global power seekers who use scare tactics to acquire control over the masses and supranational constitutional control over free nations. The quality of politicians in the rich western democracies is now so poor that groups of scientists and businessmen and ideologically motivated world government enthusiasts can easily manipulate them. Climate change seemed to them a gift from heaven - literally! We must not allow the modern rquivalent of medieval religious hegemony to run our democracies as they previously terrified the ignorant and uneducated into submission. The new enslavement may be reliant on the new Gods of politically perverted science but the effect of it's myth making and global costs are no less terrifying than the Inquisition.

Rodney Atkinson
24th April 2008

(**) Full list of signatories of scientists questioning MMGW

(Filed: 23/04/2006)

(Dr) Ian D Clark, Professor, Isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology, Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada

(Dr) Bob Carter, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

(Dr) R Timothy Patterson, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences (paleoclimatology), Carleton University, Ottawa

(Dr) Ian D Clark, Professor, isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada

(Dr) R M Carter, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

(Dr) R. Timothy Patterson, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences (paleoclimatology), Carleton University, Ottawa

(Dr) Madhav Khandekar, former research scientist, Environment Canada. Member of editorial board of Climate Research and Natural Hazards

(Dr) Tim Ball, former Professor of Climatology, University of Winnipeg; environmental consultant

(Dr) L Graham Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Mr David Nowell, M.Sc. (Meteorology), Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, Canadian member and past chairman of the NATO Meteorological Group, Ottawa

(Dr) Christopher Essex, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Associate Director of the Program in Theoretical Physics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

(Dr) Tad Murty, former Senior Research Scientist, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, former Director of Australia‘s National Tidal Facility and Professor of Earth Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide; currently Adjunct Professor, Departments of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa

(Dr) David E. Wojick, P.Eng., energy consultant, Star Tannery, Va., and Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Mr Rob Scagel, M.Sc., forest microclimate specialist, Principal Consultant, Pacific Phytometric Consultants, Surrey, B.C.

(Dr) Douglas Leahey, meteorologist and air-quality consultant, Calgary, Canada Paavo Siitam, M.Sc., agronomist, chemist, Cobourg, Ontario

(Dr) Chris de Freitas, climate scientist, Associate Professor, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

(Dr) Freeman J. Dyson, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, N.J.

Mr William Kininmonth, Australasian Climate Research, former Head National Climate Centre, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; former Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology, Scientific and Technical Review

Mr George Taylor, Department of Meteorology, Oregon State University; Oregon State Climatologist; past President, American Association of State Climatologists

(Dr) Hendrik Tennekes, former Director of Research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

(Dr) Gerrit J. van der Lingen, geologist/paleoclimatologist, Climate Change Consultant, Geoscience Research and Investigations, New Zealand.

(Dr) Nils-Axel Mörner, Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

(Dr) Al Pekarek, Associate Professor of Geology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota

(Dr) Marcel Leroux, Professor Emeritus of Climatology, University of Lyon, France; former Director of Laboratory of Climatology, Risks and Environment, CNRS

(Dr) Paul Reiter, Professor, Institut Pasteur, Unit of Insects and Infectious Diseases, Paris, France. Expert reviewer, IPCC Working Group II, chapter 8 (human health)

(Dr) Zbigniew Jaworowski, physicist and Chairman, Scientific Council of Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw, Poland

(Dr) Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, Reader, Department of Geography, University of Hull, U.K.; Editor, Energy & Environment

(Dr) Hans H.J. Labohm, former advisor to the executive board, Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands Institute of International Relations), and an economist who has focused on climate change

(Dr) Lee C. Gerhard, Senior Scientist Emeritus, University of Kansas, past Director and State Geologist, Kansas Geological Survey

(Dr) Asmunn Moene, past Head of the Forecasting Centre, Meteorological Institute, Norway

(Dr) August H. Auer, past Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming; previously Chief Meteorologist, Meteorological Service (MetService) of New Zealand

(Dr) Vincent Gray, expert reviewer for the IPCC and author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of ?Climate Change 2001,‘ Wellington, N.Z.

(Dr) Benny Peiser, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, U.K.

(Dr) Jack Barrett, retired chemist and spectrocopist, Imperial College London, U.K.

(Dr) William J.R. Alexander, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Biosystems Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Member, United Nations Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000

(Dr) S. Fred Singer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia; former Director, U.S. Weather Satellite Service

(Dr) Robert H. Essenhigh, E.G. Bailey Professor of Energy Conversion, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Mr Douglas Hoyt, Senior Scientist at Raytheon (retired) and co-author of the book The Role of the Sun in Climate Change; previously with NCAR, NOAA, and the World Radiation Center, Davos, Switzerland

(Dr) Boris Winterhalter, Senior Marine Researcher (retired), Geological Survey of Finland, former Professor in Marine Geology, University of Helsinki, Finland

(Dr) Wibjörn Karlén, Emeritus Professor, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden

(Dr) Hugh W. Ellsaesser, physicist/meteorologist, previously with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California; atmospheric consultant

(Dr) Art Robinson, founder, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, Cave Junction, Oregon

(Dr) Alister McFarquhar, Downing College, Cambridge, UK; international economist

(Dr) Richard S. Courtney, climate and atmospheric science consultant, IPCC expert reviewer, UK