Washington, D.C.-Just as President Obama vowed in his inaugural address to "respond to the threat of climate change," The Right Climate Stuff (TRCS)-a research team composed of several retired NASA scientists and engineers-today released a preliminary report summary concluding that "there is no convincing physical evidence of catastrophic anthropogenic [human caused] global warming."
The team, which has expertise in physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, biology, data analysis and interpretation, and complex systems modeling-and no current ties to the energy industries-has spent the past year analyzing the evidence for global warming in order to determine to what extent can human-related releases of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere cause earth surface temperature increases that would have harmful effects. The report can be viewed online at: www.TheRightClimateStuff.com. A press conference presenting the report will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this evening at 7:00 p.m.
"There is no convincing physical evidence of catastrophic man-made global warming," said Leighton Steward, a team organizer and chairman of Plants Need CO2. Leighton Steward, a scientist, environmentalist, and New York Times best-selling author, has been a leading advocate of continued global warming research. "This is not settled science and this group supports more government-sponsored climate change research to remove critical areas of prediction uncertainty."
"Instead of attempting to make costly public policy decisions of dubious effectiveness based on unvalidated computer simulations predicting earth's future surface temperature-we strongly recommend taking our time to improve our knowledge of the critical factors driving temperature prediction uncertainty," said Leighton Steward. "There is no impending climate disaster that requires immediate action. We need to get the science right first, and then determine the proper public policies. Forcing our nation to prematurely use the most expensive energies in the world will kill jobs and is a recipe for economic suicide."
Many in the group publicly criticized NASA last year for the space agency's role in advocating that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major cause of climate change while ignoring compelling empirical evidence that calls the theory into question. They believe that alarming and premature predictions of a climate disaster with so little empirical data to support these claims, would eventually damage NASA's reputation for excellent and objective science and engineering achievement.
The Right Climate Stuff preliminary report summary has Six Key Findings:
1. The science that predicts the extent of anthropogenic global warming is not settled science.
2. There is no convincing physical evidence of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.
3. Computer models need to be validated before being used in critical decision-making.
4. Because there is no immediate threat of global warming requiring swift corrective action, we have time to study global climate changes and improve our prediction accuracy.
5. Our U.S. government is over-reacting to concerns about anthropogenic global warming.
6. A wider range of solution options should be studied for global warming or cooling threats from any credible cause.
The Right Climate Stuff (TRCS) is a national team of scientists with expertise in physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, biology, data analysis and interpretation, and complex systems modeling. The team has spent the past year analyzing the evidence for global warming in order to determine to what extent can human-related releases of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere cause earth surface temperature increases that would have harmful effects. Visit The Right Climate Stuff online at www.TheRightClimateStuff.com
For more information or to arrange an interview with Leighton Steward, contact Stephen Manfredi at
(202) 222-8028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.