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“We, the undersigned, having assessed the relevant scientific evidence, do not find convincing support for the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide are causing, or will in the foreseeable future cause, dangerous global warming.”

 

So claim the ICSC (International Climate Science Coalition), who have launched a new petition.

Why yet another petition?

The answer, according to the ICSC, is here.

Let’s look at it point by point.

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A Glorious defeat

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Christopher Monckton has recently been debunked (again) by John Abraham, Professor of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

The university is a is a Catholic, diocesan university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Abraham’s disecection of Monckton’s talk has predictably gone viral, so you’re probably already aware of it – but if you missed it you can find his talk here. Well worth a listen.

Many blogs have already picked up on this. Mockton replies here, and Abraham in turn replies in a guest post at Skeptical Science (which has a further response from Monckton).

Is Monckton getting increasingly strident with time, or am I just imagining it?

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Sorry for the extended absence, everyone – I’ve got a Physics exam coming up on the 15th and it’s rather taken over my life.

I do feel very bad about ignoring the blog for so long, but being a student and holding down a full-time job at the same time has proved to be pretty demanding. Not that I ever thought it would be easy, but this year has certainly been harder than last.
I think that if I had spent more time on the blog I probably would not have made a terribly good job of it, and I’m sure that my studies would have suffered.

It will be easier after the exam, but only for a few months – I will be signing up for other courses in the Autumn.

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