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"There is no consensus about the cause of the slight warming of the past century. We are disturbed that activists, anxious to stop energy and economic growth, are pushing ahead with drastic policies without taking notice of recent changes in the underlying science"

Statement of Principle, signed by 55 of the world's leading atmospheric scientists, issued prior to the 1992 Rio Summit.

The Lie: The World Wildlife Fund says that 1998 was the warmest year ever measured globally in history, that the top ten warmest years measured worldwide over the last 120 years all occurred after 1981, that the six warmest of these years occurred after 1990 and that global warming and climate change pose a serious threat to the survival of many species and to the well-being of people around the world.


  • From the Spectator: Prepare for the Big Chill – "The scare about global cooling is always the same: unprecedented low temperatures; the coldest weather ever recorded; unusual floods and storms; a rapid shift in the world’s climate towards an icy apocalypse. Now, however, the scare is about global warming. To convert from the first scare to the second, all you have to do is substitute ‘the coldest weather ever recorded’ with ‘the warmest weather ever recorded’. Replace the icicles hanging from oranges in California with melting glaciers on Mount Everest, and the shivering armadillos with sweltering polar bears. We were going to freeze but now we are going to fry. Even the White House is making cautionary sounds about warming. What facts have emerged to make this dramatic reversal? Well, none really. The most reliable measurements show no change whatsoever in global temperatures over the last 20 years. What has changed is the perception that Global Warming makes a better scare than the Coming Ice Age." More information.

  • From the National Center for Public Policy Research: "We have seen no sign of man-induced global warming at all. The computer models used in U.N. studies say the first area to heat under the "greenhouse gas effect" should be the lower atmosphere, known as the troposphere. Highly accurate, carefully checked satellite data has shown absolutely no warming. There has been surface warming of about half a degree Celsius, but this is far below the customary natural swings in surface temperatures." More information.

  • From the National Center for Public Policy Research–Relief Report: "After a decade of warnings that the Earth's rapidly warming temperature may result in catastrophic flooding and lethal storms, it now appears that we may be in for global cooling instead. The mammoth west Antarctic ice sheet, which contains enough water to lift the world's sea levels by 20 feet, isn't melting. Instead, it's thickening and Antarctica is getting cooler." More Information.

  • Arctic Sea Ice Thickness Remained Constant During the 1990's (.pdf format)
    P. Winsor, Department of Oceanography, Earth Sciences Center, Göteborg University, Göteborg Sweden

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