Letter to the Paris-ites, an anthelmintic* to help cure your disease: An Open Letter on Climate Change to the People, their Representatives
Over 300 scientists, religious leaders, and others have signed an open letter to the American people and their elected leaders opposing policies meant to fight manmade global warming.
“An Open Letter on Climate Change to the People, their Local Representatives, the State Legislatures and Governors, the Congress, and the President of the United States of America” argues, among other things:
Computer climate models have been falsified by actual temperature records, leaving fears of dangerous manmade warming baseless.
Fossil fuels, which provide about 85 percent of the world’s energy, are the most abundant, affordable, reliable source for the energy essential to lifting and keeping societies out of poverty.
Policies to reduce fossil fuel use to fight global warming not only are useless but also would waste trillions of dollars that could be spent addressing much more urgent problems for the poor around the world. “The poor, whether in America or elsewhere, will suffer most from such policies,” the letter says. “The world’s poorest – the 1.3 billion in developing countries who depend on wood and dried dung as primary cooking and heating fuels, smoke from which kills 4 million and temporarily debilitates hundreds of millions every year – will be condemned to more generations of poverty and its deadly consequences.”
Read it all at the link. An impressive list of signatures, led by Professor Freeman Dyson, William M. Gray, Professor Emeritus and Head of the Tropical Meteorology Project, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, one of the world’s foremost hurricane specialists and William Happer (Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics (Emeritus), Princeton University; former Director, Office of Science; Fellow of the American Physical Society; U.S. Department of Energy)
Sign the petition here. Then encourage others to join you by forwarding this email to them or posting the link on Facebook and other social media.
What can you do with the open letter? Print it, give it to friends and pastors, send it to your elected officials at city, county, state, and federal levels, and to your local newspaper editors. Promote it through Facebook, Twitter, your own blog, and other social media.
The 4-page open letter was signed by over 175 scientists and engineers (including over 20 climate scientists) and over 50 religious leaders, philosophers, and ethicists, plus scholars in business, economics, and other fields. They include 125 Ph.D.’s and other terminal degrees – 10 in climate fields, 13 in biology, 9 in chemistry, 12 in engineering, 8 in physics, 6 in mathematics, 14 in theology, and 12 in philosophy, among others – and 80 master’s degrees (over 30 in science) and over 60 bachelor’s degrees (43 in science).
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Some of the more prominent signers include:
Donna Fitzpatrick Bethell, former Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Freeman Dyson, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, one of the world’s foremost physicists
Kenneth W. Chilton, Senior Environmental Fellow, Lindenwood University
John Coleman and Joseph D’Aleo, meteorologists and co-founders of The Weather Channel
Mark Coppenger, Professor of Christian Apologetics, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Harold H. Doiron, Chairman, The Right Climate Stuff Research Team, former engineer in NASA’s Apollo, Space Shuttle, and Space Station programs
Neil Frank, former Director, National Hurricane Center
George Grant, Pastor, Parish Presbyterian Church, King’s Meadow Study Center, Chalmers Fund, popular Christian author and leader in home school movement
William M. Gray, Professor Emeritus and Head of the Tropical Meteorology Project, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, one of the world’s foremost hurricane specialists
Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary
William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics (Emeritus), Princeton University; former Director, Office of Science; Fellow of the American Physical Society; U.S. Department of Energy
David J. Hesselgrave, Professor Emeritus of Missions, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Madhav L Khandekar, meteorologist, retired staff scientist, Environment Canada
Richard Land, President, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, President, American Alliance of Jews and Christians
David R. Legates, Professor of Climatology and Geography, University of Delaware
Mark J. Perry, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
Jay Richards, Assistant Research Professor, The Catholic University of America
Roy W. Spencer, Principal Research Scientist, The University of Alabama in Huntsville; U.S. Science Team Leader, Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer aboard NASA’s Aqua Satellite, source of the world’s most reliable global temperature data
Mark Tooley, President, Institute on Religion and Democracy
Melinda Walker, Chair & Professor of Biology, Charleston Southern University
David F. Wells, Distinguished Research Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Wendy Wright,, Vice President, Center for Family and Human Rights
Elizabeth Yore, International Child Rights Attorney, YoreChildren.com
Standing for the Poor,
E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.,
Founder & National Spokesman