Global Warming Petition Signed by 31,478 Scientists

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 11 Jun 2009 11:42:29 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Ron Paul in the House of Representatives via - Dr. Paul spoke against "cap and trade" legislation, citing the Global Warming Petition Project, which has collected the signatures of 31,478 American scientists on this petition:

We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.

There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.

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Check the qualifications of those 31478 scientists!

Submitted by Jeremy Williams on Mon, 15 Jun 2009 16:36:20 GMT

Can I encourage readers of this article to visit the petition project website and browse the qualifications of the signatories?

You'll find 9,833 engineers, 3,046 doctors, and just 39 climate scientists!

If you were to just ask the climate scientists, the people most likely to know, you would find that 98% agree with the theory that human activity is causing climate change.

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The survey to which Mr. Williams is referring

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 15 Jun 2009 18:52:00 GMT

The survey to which Mr. Williams is referring is on, posted by Paul Francuch of the University of Illinois at Chicago. It says that 97% of climatologists surveyed agreed that humans have played a role in global warming. It doesn't say how many of the 10,200 earth scientists surveyed were climatologists, but I'd guess it was probably more than 39.

The title of Mr. Williams' web site, linked from his name in his comment above, is "Make Wealth History". He and his brother are open in their desire to reduce the quality of life of the western world. They want wealth redistribution. They don't say whether they want it to be mandatory, i.e. whether there's a gun in their room, aimed at the wealthy.

I don't mind if people wish to choose to give away some of their wealth. It's theirs to give. What bothers me is that it's rare for those who want wealth redistribution to stop at that point. They usually end up forcing distribution, at the points of the government's guns.

Wealth is not given, nor is it taken from the earth, or other people. Wealth is created, out of thin air, by human ingenuity and effort. Those who don't have wealth don't have it for a reason, and no amount of redistribution will make them wealthy.

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