TO: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, firstname.lastname@example.org 14th of July, 2008
Copied to the G8 leaders
Dear Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,
The UN Climate Change Panel must be called to account and cease its deceptive practices- Policies based on false science must be ended.
We, an independent group of experts in various aspects of science and the environment, ask you to redress the lack of scientific integrity of the UN’s Climate Change Panel (IPCC) and to stop making reactionary and futile ‘Climate Change’ recommendations that hold back the developing world.
As you read this, policies that you endorse are already causing misery and starvation for the world’s poor.
On the 14th of April this year some of us wrote to the Chair of the IPCC, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, copied below and available on the UN CAPSA site (ref E), asking him to present clear and graphic evidence of the theory that carbon dioxide (CO2) drives global temperature. We pointed out that no such evidence exists and offered charts and references that refute the man-made global warming theory.
Dr. Pachauri has failed to respond. Perhaps he lacks the knowledge to defend his position. Nevertheless, the IPCC’s 51 ‘drafting and draft-contributing authors’ of the Summary for Policymakers (ref A) – not thousands as claimed – includes scientists who are surely obliged to provide such evidence if any exists.
For your illumination we refer you to:
(i) The chart in our letter of 14 April (page 3) which shows, using official data, that for the last decade World Temperatures have been falling whilst CO2 keeps rising, and
(ii) A geological (Greenland ice core) chart of polar climate covering the last 10,000 years (Ref B) which shows that while CO2 levels have been rising, temperatures have been falling since the Bronze Age around 4,000 years ago (see page 2). The assertion that the recent rapid rise of CO2 is unique and dangerous is both deceptive and irrelevant because CO2 does not drive the world’s climate. Claims that such rapid rises have not happened before are not supported by ice-core or other geological records (ref C).
Either the IPCC is simply failing to notice these gross discrepancies or it is consciously evading or covering-up observations that challenge its theories.
Given the facts (i) above, from observations over the last decade alone, there can be no justification for trying to restrict CO2 levels and retard third-world development while temperatures are in fact falling (also see Note D). Considering data over the last 4,000 years (ii), in its Summary for Policymakers and in its Full Report, the IPCC depicts CO2 rising but fails to depict a corresponding fall in temperature.
From its obstinate resistance to answer inquiries — an insult to the public, let alone to other scientists — one can only conclude that the IPCC is engaged in a self-serving distortion of data acquired at public expense.
Whatever might have seemed the case ten years ago, now, with better data and understanding, there is clearly no evidence for the CO2-based theory of global warming. Indeed, there is only evidence against it. Therefore, as a matter of utmost importance we urge you to:
1. Call the IPCC to account – Hold an Inquiry into its operations. Insist that it adhere to the same ‘prove and predict’ norms as other sciences. Further, noting its impotence in the face of contradictory evidence, lead the UN into abandoning the CO2-based theory of global warming and nullifying its former recommendations.
2. Immediately announce your opposition to biofuels – whose large-scale production entails the displacement of food crops, thus raising the price of food and bringing starvation to the poor.
Please do not hesitate to ask us for further information or assistance and we will provide it directly or through other independent, qualified colleagues.
Piers Corbyn Astrophysicist & forecaster, WeatherAction, UK email@example.com
Vincent Gray IPCC Expert Reviewer, Climate Consultant, NZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Courtney IPCC Exp. Rev., Energy & Envir. Consultant, UK RichardSCourtney@aol.com
Hans Labohm IPCC Expert Reviewer, Economist & Author, Holland H.Labohm@freeler.nl
Will Alexander Prof. Em. Dept. Civil & Biosystems, South Africa email@example.com
Don Parkes Prof. Human Ecology (Ret.) Australia & Japan firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph D’Aleo Certified Consultant Meteorologist, Fellow AMS, USA email@example.com
Svend Hendriksen Nobel Peace Prize 1988 (shared), Greenland firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Siddons Climate Researcher, USA email@example.com
Bob Ashworth Chem. Eng. (Energy & Environment), USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Norm Kalmanovitch Geophysicist, Canada, email@example.com
Jim Peden Atmospheric Physicist (Ret.), USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Hans Schreuder Analytical Chemist (Ret.), UK email@example.com