[Coral-List] notice particularly paragraph 5

Sarah Frias-Torres sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 24 13:32:04 EDT 2014

just check out who published the study, The Heartland Institute. Enough said.

Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D. Coordinator Reef Rescuers ProgramIsland Conservation Centre Nature Seychelles,Amitie, Praslin, Seychelleshttp://www.natureseychelles.org-and-Research CollaboratorSmithsonian-National Museum of Natural Historyat Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL, USATwitter: @GrouperDocBlog: http://grouperluna.wordpress.comhttp://independent..academia.edu/SarahFriasTorres

> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:48:04 -0400
> From: action08 at gmail.com
> To: Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> Subject: [Coral-List] notice particularly paragraph 5
> Benefits of Global Warming Greatly Exceed Costs, New Study Says
> *Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) to Issue Its
> Critiqueof the United Nations' IPCC Working Groups II and III Reports at
> National Press Club on April 9*
> *What: *Breakfast press conference with authors and reviewers of *Climate
> Change Reconsidered II*: *Biological Impacts*, and*Climate Change
> Reconsidered II: Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies*
> *When: *Wednesday, April 9, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
> *Where: *National Press Club, Bloomberg Room, 529 14th Street NW,
> Washington, DC
> *Who: Joseph Bast*, president, The Heartland Institute; *Dr. S. Fred Singer*,
> professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia; *Dr.
> Craig D. Idso*, founder, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global
> Change, and others to be announced.
> An international panel of climate scientists and economists will release a
> massive new report April 9 that finds the benefits of global warming
> "greatly exceed any plausible estimate of its costs." The new report, the
> second and third volumes of *Climate Change Reconsidered II*, were produced
> by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
> (NIPCC<http://climatechangereconsidered.org/>)
> and published by The Heartland Institute.
> The new report summarizes scholarly research published as recently as
> January 2014 on the impacts, costs, and benefits of climate change. Hefty
> chapters summarize thousands of peer-reviewed studies of the impact of
> rising levels of carbon dioxide - a greenhouse gas produced during the
> burning of fossil fuels - on plants and soils, agriculture, forests,
> wildlife, ocean life, and humankind.
> The authors find higher levels of carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures
> benefit nearly all plants, leading to more leaves, more fruit, more
> vigorous growth, and greater resistance to pests, drought, and other forms
> of "stress." Wildlife benefits as their habitats grow and expand. Even
> polar bears, the poster child of anti-global warming activist groups such
> as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), are benefiting from warmer
> temperatures.
> "Despite thousands of scientific articles affirming numerous benefits of
> rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2, IPCC makes almost no mention of
> any positive externalities resulting from such," said one of the report's
> lead authors, Dr. Craig D. Idso. "*Climate Change Reconsidered II *corrects
> this failure, presenting an analysis of thousands of neglected research
> studies IPCC has downplayed or ignored in its reports so that scientists,
> politicians, educators, and the general public can be better informed and
> make decisions about the potential impacts of CO2-induced climate change."
> The authors look closely at claims climate change will injure coral and
> other forms of marine life, possibly leading to some species extinctions.
> They conclude such claims lack scientific foundation and often are grossly
> exaggerated. Corals have survived warming periods in the past that caused
> ocean temperatures and sea levels to be much higher than today's levels or
> those likely to occur in the next century.
> The authors contend the world's economies are heavily dependent on fossil
> fuels because such fuels are and will continue to be safer, less expensive,
> more reliable, and of vastly greater supply than alternative fuels such as
> wind and solar. Dramatically reducing the use of fossil fuels would have
> devastating effects on workers and consumers of both the developed and
> developing worlds, leading to severe hardship and even deaths.
> Rather than continue to fight what is most likely a natural and unstoppable
> phenomenon, the authors call for adopting new energy and environmental
> policies that acknowledge current market and environmental realities. Such
> policies would encourage economic growth as the foundation for a cleaner
> environment, responsible development and use of fossil fuels until superior
> energy sources are found, and repeal of many of the regulations, subsidies,
> and taxes passed at the height of the man-made global warming scare.
> A Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the report, written in collaboration
> with the lead authors and approved by them, will be available at the press
> conference. The complete study will be released digitally in April and
> available in printed form in May.
> Previous volumes in the *Climate Change Reconsidered *series were published
> in 2008 <http://climatechangereconsidered.org/#tabs-1-5>,
> 2009<http://climatechangereconsidered.org/#tabs-1-4>
> , 2011 <http://climatechangereconsidered.org/#tabs-1-3>, and
> 2013<http://climatechangereconsidered.org/#tabs-1-2>.
> Those volumes are widely recognized as the most comprehensive and
> authoritative critiques of the reports of the United Nations'
> Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In June 2013, a division
> of the Chinese Academy of Sciences published a Chinese translation and
> condensed edition of the 2009 and 2011 volumes.
> For copies of previous reports and background on NIPCC, please visit
> the Climate
> Change Reconsidered website <http://climatechangereconsidered.org/>.
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