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Author:  S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.
Bio: S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.
Date:  July 2, 2009
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Topic category:  Climate/Climate Change/Weather

Congress of the United States:  You Are Being Deceived About Global Warming

The following letter is from seven top scientists who have critically examined the climate change science issue. It was sent to the U.S. Congress last week in response to a desperate plea for congressional action from a handful of climate alarmists at the Woods Hole Research Center (NOT to be confused with the respected Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).

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. Austin
Professor of Physics
Princeton University
Fellow APS, AAAS
American Association of Arts and Science Member National Academy of Sciences

William Happer
Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics
Princeton University
Fellow APS, AAAS
Member National Academy of Sciences

S. Fred Singer
Professor of Environmental Sciences Emeritus, University of Virginia
First Director of the National Weather Satellite Service
Fellow APS, AAAS, AGU

Roger W. Cohen
Manager, Strategic Planning and Programs, ExxonMobil Corporation (retired)
Fellow APS

Harold W. Lewis
Professor of Physics Emeritus
University of California at Santa Barbara
Fellow APS, AAAS; Chairman, APS Reactor Safety Study

Laurence I. Gould
Professor of Physics
University of Hartford
Chairman (2004), New England Section of APS

Richard Lindzen
Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AGU, AAAS, and AMS
Member Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Member National Academy of Sciences

S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.
The Science & Environmental Policy Project (President)

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Biography - S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.

S. Fred Singer is an internationally known climate physicist known for his work on climate, energy, and environmental issues. Singer is Professor Emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia. He is president of The Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), a non-profit policy research group he founded in 1990.

Dr. Singer was first director of the U.S. National Weather Satellite Service, and served five years as vice chairman of the U.S. National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmospheres.

He is author and editor of numerous books dealing with global warming and climate change issues.

Dr. Singer's undergraduate studies were at Ohio State University and he received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University.


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