The following letter was first posted by Gabriel Rychert check out his Facebook site called: "Fire James Hansen - NASA Climate Chief"
OPEN LETTER TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING
You have recently received an Open Letter from the Woods Hole Research Center, exhorting you to act quickly to avoid global disaster. The letter purports to be from independent scientists, but that Center is the former den of the President’s science advisor, John Holdren, and is far from independent.
This is the same science advisor who has given us predictions of “almost certain” thermonuclear war or eco-catastrophe by the year 2000, and many other forecasts of doom that somehow never seem to arrive on time.
The facts are: The sky is not falling; the Earth has been cooling for ten years, without help. The present cooling was NOT predicted by the alarmists’ computer models, and has come as an embarrassment to them.The finest meteorologists in the world cannot predict the weather two weeks in advance, let alone the climate for the rest of the century. Can Al Gore? Can John Holdren?
We are flooded with claims that the evidence is clear, that the debate is closed, that we must act immediately, etc, but in fact
THERE IS NO SUCH EVIDENCE; IT DOESN’T EXIST.
The proposed legislation would cripple the US economy, putting us at a disadvantage compared to our competitors. For such drastic action, it is only prudent to demand genuine proof that it is needed, not guesswork, and not false claims about the state of the science.
DEMAND PROOF, NOT CONSENSUS
Finally, climate alarmism pays well. Many alarmists are profiting from their activism. There are billions of dollars floating around for the taking, and being taken.
Robert H. AustinProfessor of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityFellow APS, AAASAmerican Association of Arts and Science Member National Academy of Sciences
William HapperCyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityFellow APS, AAASMember National Academy of Sciences
S. Fred SingerProfessor of Environmental Sciences Emeritus, University of VirginiaFirst Director of the National Weather Satellite ServiceFellow APS, AAAS, AGU
Roger W. CohenManager, Strategic Planning and Programs, ExxonMobil Corporation (retired)Fellow APS
Harold W. LewisProfessor of Physics EmeritusUniversity of California at Santa BarbaraFellow APS, AAAS; Chairman, APS Reactor Safety Study
Laurence I. Gould Professor of PhysicsUniversity of Hartford Chairman (2004), New England Section of APS
Richard LindzenAlfred P. Sloan Professor of MeteorologyMassachusetts Institute of Technology Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AGU, AAAS, and AMSMember Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Member National Academy of Sciences