Debates over whether the global warming is actually happening now is nothing new. A lot of scientists have been discussing the issues related to human activity that might affect the climate ever since XIX century. That’s when famous chemist Svante Arrhenius gave an idea about the industrial emissions that may lead to the global warming.
But in the XXI century, the new viewpoints have split the experts into two camps. In the interview with the NAS (National Association of Scholars), S. Fred Singer said that the number of the scientists, who have pretty skeptical points of view regarding the global warming issue, has been rapidly growing recently. According to the information provided by the expert, the number of skeptical qualified scientists reach over 40% nowadays.
The Science and Environment Policy Project founder, S. Fred Singer is a well-known scientific sceptic of AGW (anthropocentric global warming) and an atmospheric physicist. The organization “The Science and Environmental Policy Project” is nowadays known as the first company that began to challenge the findings of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The representatives of “The Science and Environmental Policy Project” set the so-called Leipzig Declaration or, in other words, the dissent statement of the Kyoto Protocol (1997) signed by more than 100 meteorologists and scientists.
When Singer received the question regarding the public opinion on the climate change and what he would think had actually happened to it in the nearest future, the answer was a surprise for many. According to his words, he would like the global community to consider the global warming issues as one of the scientific controversies. At least, till the moment when any major issues are identified, such as its cause. To add more, the expert of “The Science and Environmental Policy Project” claims all public policies that are nowadays discussed completely pointless and, what is more important, highly expensive. Singer insists on applying the related resources to real social problems.
The other group founded by S. Fred Singer, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, is also engaged in the weather patterns area. In 2009, the experts of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change published a report entitled “Climate Change Reconsidered” that included information related to the scientific research on the main contradictions to the man-made global warming issues. The scientist is not going to claim there is no such thing as a global warming. However, he believes the human contributions in such case are pretty minimal. In the interview, the scientist expressed the hope that all his efforts during the last two decades have been quite successful in contradicting the idea that “the science is absolutely settled now.”
According to Singer, now scientists have to be really careful when communicating with the mass media regarding the climate change issues. While getting rather flustered, they forget their statements need a little more forethought. People may hear things like “When the sea ice finally retreats, it won’t come back, but that’s a nonsense.” The very moment you make these absurd statements, get ready to open yourself up to a range of attacks from the people, who stand on the other side, experts say.
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