The Project's thesis has now been published in the prestigious American Journal of Physicians & Surgeons, a publication that does not align itself to articles on medical or scientific issues without considerable authenticity and factual evidence.
In excess of 31,000 scientists in the US now disagree with the UN opinion and science on anthropogenic global warming. Science and opinion which Labour has embraced wholeheartedly in justifying the ETS. The scientists with PhD’s in this petition alone outnumber the United Nations scientists by 15 to 1 and if you divide the total number of those that signed the ratio becomes 50 to 1.
This should prove to even the most hard-nosed chicken little that the science is not settled.
What all of us must do is reinforce to fellow Kiwis that the “science is not settled” and that NZ has made a “massive mistake” launching into an emissions trading scheme without a Royal Commission of Inquiry at least to support such far-reaching and certainly damaging legislation.CONCLUSIONS OF THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
There are no experimental data to support the hypothesis that increases in human hydrocarbon use or in atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are causing or can be expected to cause unfavorable changes in global temperatures, weather, or landscape. There is no reason to limit human production of CO2, CH4, and other minor greenhouse gases as has been proposed (82,83,97,123).
We also need not worry about environmental calamities even if the current natural warming trend continues. The Earth has been much warmer during the past 3,000 years without catastrophic effects. Warmer weather extends growing seasons and generally improves the habitability of colder regions.
As coal, oil, and natural gas are used to feed and lift from poverty vast numbers of people across the globe, more CO2 will be released into the atmosphere. This will help to maintain and improve the health, longevity, prosperity, and productivity of all people.
The United States and other countries need to produce more energy, not less. The most practical, economical, and environmentally sound methods available are hydrocarbon and nuclear technologies.
Human use of coal, oil, and natural gas has not harmfully warmed the Earth, and the extrapolation of current trends shows that it will not do so in the foreseeable future. The CO2 produced does, however, accelerate the growth rates of plants and also permits plants to grow in drier regions. Animal life, which depends upon plants, also flourishes, and the diversity of plant and animal life is increased.
Human activities are producing part of the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere. Mankind is moving the carbon in coal, oil, and natural gas from below ground to the atmosphere, where it is available for conversion into living things. We are living in an increasingly lush environment of plants and animals as a result of this CO2 increase. Our children will therefore enjoy an Earth with far more plant and animal life than that with which we now are blessed.