Foundations of Bali climate conference condemned by leading experts

    UN Climate Change Conference based on flawed science and economics

    BALI, Indonesia and OTTAWA, Dec. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - An <a href="">open letter</a> to the
United Nations Secretary-General characterizes attempts to prevent global
climate change as "futile" and "a tragic misallocation of resources that would
be better spent on humanity's real and pressing problems."

    <a href="">Endorsed by more than 100 independent scientists, engineers and
economists</a> who work in the field of climate change, the open letter calls on
world leaders to abandon the goal of 'stopping climate change' and focus
instead on helping nations become resilient to natural changes by promoting
environmentally-responsible economic growth.

    The signatories to the letter include many distinguished professional
persons who have occupied leading positions in national and international
science organizations, government organizations and universities, and have
been elected as fellows of distinguished scientific academies or awarded
prestigious science prizes.

    These endorsers emphasize that the reports of the UN's Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are an "inadequate" foundation on which to base
policies that will markedly diminish future prosperity. The IPCC reports do
not reflect many of the most recent peer-reviewed findings in climate science,
discoveries that shed serious doubt on the increasingly improbable hypothesis
that human carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are having a significant impact on
global climate.

    The writers of the open letter detail some of the serious science
misrepresentations in the IPCC summaries for policymakers, call attention to
the outdated nature of some IPCC conclusions, and assert that balanced
economic analyses do not support measures to restrict energy consumption for
the purpose of diminishing CO2 emissions. The signatories further explain
that, because attempts to drastically cut CO2 emissions will slow development,
the current UN approach of curbing CO2 emissions is likely to increase human
suffering from future climate change rather than to decrease it.

    For more information or to set up interviews with any of the Open Letter
endorsers, please contact:


    In Bali, Indonesia:

    Bryan Leyland MSc, FIEE, FIMechE, FIPENZ, MRSNZ
    Inna Putri Bali Hotel ph: 62.361.771.020 Room 4011
    Phone: +64.21.978.996


    Christopher Viscount Monckton
    Jamahal Resort ph: 62.361.704.394
    Phone: +44.7980.634784

    In Canada:

    Tom Harris, Executive Director, Natural Resources Stewardship Project
    <a href="">WWW.NRSP.COM</a>, Ottawa, Ontario
    Phone: 613.234.4487


    Dr. Tim Ball, Environmental Consultant, Chair, Natural Resources
    Stewardship Project, Victoria, British Columbia
    Phone: 250.380.7784

    In Australia:

    Bob Carter
    Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville
    Phone: +61.0.419.701.139

For further information:

For further information: Tom Harris, Executive Director, Natural
Resources Stewardship Project, (613) 234-4487,,

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