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CLIMATE CHANGE IS NATURAL: 100 REASONS WHY HERE are the 100 reasons, released in a dossier issued by the European Foundation, why climate change is natural and not man-made: 1) There is âno real scientific proofâ that the current warming is caused by the rise of greenhouse gases from manâs activity. 2) Man-made carbon dioxide emissions throughout human history constitute less than 0.00022 percent of the total naturally emitted from the mantle of the earth during geological history. 3) Warmer periods of the Earthâs history came around 800 years before rises in CO2 levels. 4) After World War II, there was a huge surge in recorded CO2 emissions but global temperatures fell for four decades after 1940. 5) Throughout the Earthâs history, temperatures have often been warmer than now and CO2 levels have often been higher â more than ten times as high. 6) Significant changes in climate have continually occurred throughout geologic time. 7) The 0.7C increase in the average global temperature over the last hundred years is entirely consistent with well-established, long-term, natural climate trends. 8) The IPCC theory is driven by just 60 scientists and favourable reviewers not the 4,000 usually cited. 9) Leaked e-mails from British climate scientists â in a scandal known as âClimate-gateâ - suggest that that has been manipulated to exaggerate global warming 10) A large body of scientific research suggests that the sun is responsible for the greater share of climate change during the past hundred years. 11) Politicians and activiists claim rising sea levels are a direct cause of global warming but sea levels rates have been increasing steadily since the last ice age 10,000 ago 12) Philip Stott, Emeritus Professor of Biogeography at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London says climate change is too complicated to be caused by just one factor, whether CO2 or clouds 13) Peter Lilley MP said last month that âfewer people in Britain than in any other country believe in the importance of global warming. That is despite the fact that our Government and our political classâpredominantlyâare more committed to it than their counterparts in any other country in the worldâ. 14) In pursuit of the global warming rhetoric, wind farms will do very little to nothing to reduce CO2 emissions 15) Professor Plimer, Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide, stated that the idea of taking a single trace gas in the atmosphere, accusing it and finding it guilty of total responsibility for climate change, is an âabsurdityâ 16) A Harvard University astrophysicist and geophysicist, Willie Soon, said he is âembarrassed and puzzledâ by the shallow science in papers that support the proposition that the earth faces a climate crisis caused by global warming. 17) The science of what determines the earthâs temperature is in fact far from settled or understood. 18) Despite activist concerns over CO2 levels, CO2 is a minor greenhouse gas, unlike water vapour which is tied to climate concerns, and which we canât even pretend to control 19) A petition by scientists trying to tell the world that the political and media portrayal of global warming is false was put forward in the Heidelberg Appeal in 1992. Today, more than 4,000 signatories, including 72 Nobel Prize winners, from 106 countries have signed it. 20) It is claimed the average global temperature increased at a dangerously fast rate in the 20th century but the recent rate of average global temperature rise has been between 1 and 2 degrees C per century - within natural rates 21) Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection in Warsaw, Poland says the earthâs temperature has more to do with cloud cover and water vapor than CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. 22) There is strong evidence from solar studies which suggests that the Earthâs current temperature stasis will be followed by climatic cooling over the next few decades 23) It is myth that receding glaciers are proof of global warming as glaciers have been receding and growing cyclically for many centuries 24) It is a falsehood that the earthâs poles are warming because that is natural variation and while the western Arctic may be getting somewhat warmer we also see that the Eastern Arctic and Greenland are getting colder 25) The IPCC claims climate driven âimpacts on biodiversity are significant and of key relevanceâ but those claims are simply not supported by scientific research 26) The IPCC threat of climate change to the worldâs species does not make sense as wild species are at least one million years old, which means they have all been through hundreds of climate cycles 27) Research goes strongly against claims that CO2-induced global warming would cause catastrophic disintegration of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets. 28) Despite activist concerns over CO2 levels, rising CO2 levels are our best hope of raising crop yields to feed an ever-growing population 29) The biggest climate change ever experienced on earth took place around 700 million years ago 30) The slight increase in temperature which has been observed since 1900 is entirely consistent with well-established, long-term natural climate cycles 31) Despite activist concerns over CO2 levels, rising CO2 levels of some so-called âgreenhouse gasesâ may be contributing to higher oxygen levels and global cooling, not warming 32) Accurate satellite, balloon and mountain top observations made over the last three decades have not shown any significant change in the long term rate of increase in global temperatures 33) Todayâs CO2 concentration of around 385 ppm is very low compared to most of the earthâs history â we actually live in a carbon-deficient atmosphere 34) It is a myth that CO2 is the most common greenhouse gas because greenhouse gases form about 3% of the atmosphere by volume, and CO2 constitutes about 0.037% of the atmosphere 35) It is a myth that computer models verify that CO2 increases will cause significant global warming because computer models can be made to âverifyâ anything 36) There is no scientific or statistical evidence whatsoever that global warming will cause more storms and other weather extremes 37) One statement deleted from a UN report in 1996 stated that ânone of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gasesâ 38) The world âwarmedâ by 0.07 +/- 0.07 degrees C from 1999 to 2008, not the 0.20 degrees C expected by the IPCC 39) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says âit is likely that future tropical cyclones (typhoons and hurricanes) will become more intenseâ but there has been no increase in the intensity or frequency of tropical cyclones globally 40) Rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere can be shown not only to have a negligible effect on the Earthâs many ecosystems, but in some cases to be a positive help to many organisms 41) Researchers who compare and contrast climate change impact on civilizations found warm periods are beneficial to mankind and cold periods harmful 42) The Met Office asserts we are in the hottest decade since records began but this is precisely what the world should expect if the climate is cyclical 43) Rising CO2 levels increase plant growth and make plants more resistant to drought and pests 44) The historical increase in the airâs CO2 content has improved human nutrition by raising crop yields during the past 150 years 45) The increase of the airâs CO2 content has probably helped lengthen human lifespans since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution 46) The IPCC alleges that âclimate change currently contributes to the global burden of disease and premature deathsâ but the evidence shows that higher temperatures and rising CO2 levels has helped global populations 47) In May of 2004, the Russian Academy of Sciences published a report concluding that the Kyoto Protocol has no scientific grounding at all. 48) The âClimate-gateâ scandal pointed to a expensive public campaign of disinformation and the denigration of scientists who opposed the belief that CO2 emissions were causing climate change 49) The head of Britainâs climate change watchdog has predicted households will need to spend up to Â£15,000 on a full energy efficiency makeover if the Government is to meet its ambitious targets for cutting carbon emissions. 50) Wind power is unlikely to be the answer to our energy needs. The wind power industry argues that there are âno direct subsidiesâ but it involves a total subsidy of as much as Â£60 per MWh which falls directly on electricity consumers. This burden will grow in line with attempts to achieve Wind power targets, according to a recent OFGEM report.