Dear Mr. Pres.,
I’ve watched some of your climate change speech last Tuesday, June 25, at Georgetown, and read the entire text and you encouraged citizens to speak up for the facts, so that is what I’m doing here.
Regarding your claim that scientists were aware of CO2 levels in the atmosphere as early as the 50s, concern over such levels didn’t really take hold until VP Gore made a case for it, inaccurately, I believe, in his book An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, http://amzn.to/14hcJ37, and a documentary film put together by Davis Guggenheim with Mr. Mr. Gore’s slideshow and the book. See this volume for a rebuttal, http://bit.ly/1aXfABR, which includes the nine (9) errors in Mr. Gore’s movie identified by the High Court in London. The judge stated that, if the UK Government had not agreed to send to every secondary school in England a corrected guidance note making clear the mainstream scientific position on these nine “errors”, he would have made a finding that the Government’s distribution of the film and the first draft of the guidance note earlier in 2007 to all English secondary schools had been an unlawful contravention of an Act of Parliament prohibiting the political indoctrination of children. In addition of these nine errors, Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, now affiliated with the Science and Public Policy Institute, identified an additional 26 more errors or misrepresentations in the movie. Similarly, other errors in Al Gore’s movie were noted in Falsehoods in Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, http://bit.ly/19RW3kY
Secondly, as far as CO2 being a pollutant as you stated, most scientists believe that CO2 is a gas necessary for all human life, because it feeds all plant life. Some have even said “Mr. President, It’s Not “Carbon Pollution” It’s the “Elixir of Life!”, http://bit.ly/17Krwbr .Furthermore, the implication that CO2 levels are driving temperatures is contrary to observations, as demonstrated here, http://bit.ly/19HZ6zm , The most complete collection of information I’ve seen recently on the possibility of Anthropogenic Global Warming is located at the Climate Science portion of the Green World Trust http://bit.ly/13ibfsx .From this page, if one clicks on the Skeptics Climate Science PowerPoint presentation, to the right of the world image at the top of the page, one will be presented with a 90-slide presentation of “Catastrophe Deconstructed” (the title page), suitable for both laypersons as well as experts in their respective fields.
Major Points from the PowerPoint Presentation that I believe should be emphasized:
Slide 21-The false assumption regarding CO2 remaining in the atmosphere for 100 years, prior to being recycled to the oceans.
Slide 37-The ice core historical model shows that temperature increased 800 hundred years BEFORE CO2 increases.
Slide 50-The quote from Dr. Richard Lindzen, atmospheric physicist and Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at MIT, regarding alleged AGW.
Slide 52- How the Little Ice Age (LIA) was omitted from the climate record.
Slide 61-Observed warming of 0.6 Celsius, seem to support the lack of feedback in the climate model.
Slide 64-How James Hansen’s 1988 forecast for the future was wildly exaggerated.
Slide 68-70-The fallacy of increased droughts, greater rainfall, and increasing hurricanes/cyclones due to elevated CO2.
Slide 81-Read the problems with the “Precautionary Principle”.
Slide82-How AGW alarmism is Undermining the Environmental Movement
and most importantly, Slide 87-A Plea for Better Scientific Literacy And Integrity.
For further studying this issue, Slide 88 proposes A Plea for Real Energy Research.
And finally, in the U.S. Senate Committee on environment and Public Works portion, the report on Climate Skeptics Reveal ‘Horror Stories’ of Scientific Suppression, http://1.usa.gov/17RVlqD Meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo, had nothing but praise for the conference. “It was the best climate conference I have attended in my 30 years in the professional societies. The two-day meeting featured over 100 excellent presentations made by scientists from Australia, Canada, England, France, Hungary, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and of course the United States,” D’Aleo wrote on his website http://www.IceCap.US on March 4. [Note: The oft repeated notion of “hundreds” or even “thousands” of scientists affiliated with the UN agreeing to a single “consensus” does not hold up to scrutiny. Out of all the scientists affiliated with the UN, only 52 scientists participated in UN IPCC Summary for Policymakers, which had to adhere to the wishes of the UN political leaders and delegates in a process described as more closely resembling a political party’s convention platform battle, not a scientific process. – LINK & LINK (emphasis added)
Just remember what the great Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist Feynman’s said “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with the data, it’s wrong”‘ applies to the theory of man-made global warming.
So, Mr. Pres., please don’t continue to hang this unexorcised poltergeist around the neck of the American economy, as it is unlikely to ever recover at all.
Richard A Fletcher
11558 Carowind Lane
San Diego, CA 92131