Gilbert, Arizona Scientist Weighs in on Climate Change
Dr. Craig D. Idso is the lead editor and scientist for the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). In response to the recent hysteria expressed by Senator Barbara Boxer and Secretary of State John Kerry, he wrote and published an Op-Ed in Breitbart titled Dueling Climate Reports.
Dr. Idso has been studying the effects of C02 for several years and updates his website C02 Science with new studies and research on a weekly basis.
In Dueling Climate Reports, he throws cold water on the hotheads who are running around waving their arms in the air.
"To borrow a telling phrase from their report, the UN sees nothing but “death, injury, and disrupted livelihoods” everywhere it looks—as do Senator Boxer, Secretary Kerry, and others. Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts demonstrates that life on Earth is not suffering from rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 levels. Citing reams of real-world data, it offers solid scientific evidence that most plants actually flourish when exposed to both higher temperatures and greater CO2 concentrations. In fact, it demonstrates that the planet’s terrestrial biosphere is undergoing a great greening, which is causing deserts to shrink and forests to expand, thereby enlarging and enhancing habitat for wildlife. And much the same story can be told of global warming and atmospheric CO2 enrichment’s impacts on terrestrial animals, aquatic life, and human health."
Dr. Idso goes on:
"Citing only studies that promote climate catastrophism as a basis for such regulation, while ignoring studies that suggest just the opposite, is simply wrong. Citizens of every nation deserve much better scientific scrutiny of this issue by their governments; and they should demand greater accountability from their elected officials as they attempt to provide it."
The tragedy is that children in many Arizona schools are learning that global warming is killing the earth, and the animals and plants, and that humans are doing it. Thousands of scientists and scientific reports refuting the United Nations reports are being ignored.
In a recent article published in Range Magazine titled Disintegration of Consensus, it is obvious that the United Nations' "unyielding blame game against the developed world doesn't even thinly veil the obvious underlying U.N. goals of wealth redistribution and global control."
The Arizona Department of Education has been considering adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards for over a year.