[Coral-List] notice particularly paragraph 5

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 24 14:57:03 EDT 2014

   The good news is that The Bloomberg Room at the National Press Club is only
   500 square feet or 46 square meters with a seating capacity of less than
   fifty.  May  the carbon dioxide level and room temperature benefit all
   -----Original Message-----
   >From: Eric Appleman
   >Sent: Mar 24, 2014 12:48 PM
   >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
   >professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia;
   >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
   >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
   >"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 ,
   >, 2011 , and
   >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 .
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