[asa] A Global warming skeptic to speak

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <hossradbourne@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 10:01:39 EST

I rec'd the following from the net this morning. It looks to be
another interesting conference of like-minded people.

Aznar to Speak at Global Warming Conference
Spain's former PM rips alarmists' 'new religion'

Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar--an outspoken critic of
global warming alarmism as a "new religion"--will be among 70 skeptics
who will confront the subject of global warming at the second
International Conference on Climate Change in New York City March
8-10, 2009.

Aznar, who as prime minister in 1998 signed the Kyoto Protocol against
global warming in Spain's name, told an audience in Paris in October,
"In these times of global cooling of the international economy ... the
standard bearers of the climatic apocalypse demand hundreds of
billions of euros" to combat global warming.

The former chief executive doesn't deny global warming exists in some
measure, but he questions the benefit of dedicating so much money to
combat it while the world is in an economic crisis and other more
pressing health problems face the world's population.

"Many of the champions of the idea of climatic apocalypse have little
or nothing to do with science," he said. "They are something else. It
is more like a new religion that condemns to the public bonfire those
who dare question their theses, forecasts, and warnings."

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said
global warming is "unequivocal" and "most of the observed increases in
temperatures over the last 60 years is very likely due to increases in
human-generated greenhouse gas concentrations."

However, the empirical evidence continues to mount in the skeptics'
favor, and more than 1,000 attendees--including private-sector
business people, state and federal legislators and officials, policy
analysts, media, and students--are expected in New York in March.

I had not looked at the GW issues as being in any sense a "new religion."

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