THE Eiffel Tower was opened in 1889, and with an observation deck at about 300 m above ground level was then the highest human-construction on planet Earth.
Professor Bob Carter, former Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at James Cook University, now in Paris in advance of the COP-21 global warming talks, recently emailed me after descending the Tower:
“How many of the estimated other 39,999 persons attending the COP-21 talks in Paris will be aware that that when they descend from the Eiffel observation deck to the ground they will experience a warming of about 1.8 degree Celsius?”
“This is about twice the claimed global surface warming since the industrial revolution, based on thermometer measurements, yet very few tourists are observed to be shedding clothing against the increased heat as they dismount the tower at ground level.”
“It is this type of perspective and context that is so missing from the down-the-rabbit-hole nature of the climate political discussions, and related chicanery, that have preceded the COP-21 meeting,” wrote Bob.
Bob also sent me the program for the alternative conference in Paris:
The International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) and its partners in the United Kingdom invite reporters, policy makers, and other interested parties to attend the Paris Climate Challenge (PCC) conference. It will be held at Espace La Rochefoucauld conference centre, 11 Rue La Rocheforcauld, Paris, from December 1 – 3, 2015.
The schedule of events may be seen at: http://pcc15.org/about/.
Tom Harris, ICSC executive director said, “In 2009 we presented the Copenhagen Climate Challenge which asked the United Nations to publicly substantiate each of ten fundamental assertions that underlie current climate concerns.”
“Endorsed by 161 science and technology experts well qualified in climate science, the challenge was presented as an open letter submitted to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and reported on by prominent media across the world,” explained Harris.
Most significant among the challenges was for proponents of dangerous anthropogenic climate change theory to substantiate claims that:
1. Recent climate change is unusual in comparison with historical records;
2. Human emissions of carbon dioxide and other ‘greenhouse gases’ are dangerously impacting climate;
3. Computer-based models are reliable indicators of future climate.
Harris reports, “Mr. Ban never responded or even acknowledged the scientists’ open letter.”
PCC lead coordinator, the Reverend Philip Foster said, “We are back this year to ask the same and more questions, and challenge the climate ‘consensus’ in Paris at COP 21 with alternative, more realistic climate hypotheses.”
For further information, contact:
Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng. (Mech. – thermofluids)
Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition
** Phone (North America): 613-728-9200. From Europe: 001-613-728-9200, or from a mobile phone +-1-613-728-9200.
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