Greenpeace: No scientific evidence of man-made global warming
Moore argued that the current argument that the burning of fossil fuels is driving global warming over the past century lacks scientific evidence. He added that the Earth is in an unusually cold period and some warming would be a good thing.
“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” according to Moore’s prepared testimony. “Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.”
“It is important to recognize, in the face of dire predictions about a [two degrees Celsius] rise in global average temperature, that humans are a tropical species,” Moore said. “We evolved at the equator in a climate where freezing weather did not exist. The only reasons we can survive these cold climates are fire, clothing, and housing.”
“It could be said that frost and ice are the enemies of life, except for those relatively few species that have evolved to adapt to freezing temperatures during this Pleistocene Ice Age,” he added. “It is ‘extremely likely’ that a warmer temperature than today’s would be far better than a cooler one.”
Indeed, cold weather is more likely to cause death than warm weather. RealClearScience reported that from “1999 to 2010, a total of 4,563 individuals died from heat, but 7,778 individuals died from the cold.” Only in 2006 did heat-related deaths outnumber cold deaths.
In Britain, 24,000 people are projected to die this winter because they cannot afford to pay their energy bills. Roughly 4.5 million British families are facing “fuel poverty.”
“The fact that we had both higher temperatures and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today fundamentally contradicts the certainty that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main cause of global warming,” Moore said.
( via dailycaller.com )
Ruquick wrote March 1, 2014 5:44:14 AM CET
You don't have to be a research group, to hire one.
" they are ignoring the evidence that is CLEAR" What clear evidence??
“The fact that we had both higher temperatures and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today fundamentally contradicts the certainty that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main cause of global warming,”
This accepted fact should make ANY evidence put forward to support what you "believe", pretty blurry at best.
Ufojay wrote February 28, 2014 7:28:34 PM CET
What a load of crap. For one, this is a poor attempt for an appeal to authority considering Greenpeace is not a scientific research group. they are ignoring the evidence that is CLEAR that man is contributing to global warming. Opinions do not matter. It's all about the evidence and the evidence clearly shows how man is involved in climate change.
properREDeye wrote February 28, 2014 12:49:33 AM CET
Just think of the money made from industries spawned from global warming though, it must be staggering.
The rise in temperature attributed to global warming is part of a cycle the whole solar system is undergoing, and in fact earth seems to have one of the lowest temperature increases of the planets, it is suggested we should be getting warmer faster than we are.