Last updated on: 6/19/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change?"
Reasoning:

“Global climate is always changing in accordance with natural causes and recent changes are not unusual…

Science is rapidly evolving away from the view that humanity’s emissions of carbon dioxide and other ‘greenhouse gases’ are a cause of dangerous climate change…

Climate models used by the IPCC [United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] fail to reproduce known past climates without manipulation and therefore lack the scientific integrity needed for use in climate prediction and related policy decision-making…

Claims that ‘consensus’ exists among climate experts regarding the causes of the modest warming of the past century are contradicted by thousands of independent scientists…

Research that identifies the Sun as a major driver of global climate change must be taken more seriously…

Carbon dioxide and other ‘greenhouse gas’ emissions from human activity – energy production, transportation, cement production, heating and cooling, etc.- appear to have only a very small impact on global climate.”

“Core Principles,” climatescienceinternational.org (accessed May 17, 2017)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Advised by independent scientists, economists and energy and policy experts, the ICSC is a non-partisan entity that works to promote better understanding of climate science and policy worldwide.”

“ICSC Mission Statement,” climatescienceinternational.org (accessed June 12, 2017)

Mission:

“ICSC aims to help create an environment in which a more rational, open discussion about climate issues emerges, thereby moving the debate away from implementation of costly and ineffectual “climate control” measures. Instead, ICSC encourages assisting vulnerable peoples to adapt to climate variability and continuing scientific research into the causes and impacts of climate change.

ICSC also focuses on publicizing the repercussions of misguided plans to ‘solve the climate crisis.” This includes, but is not be limited to, the dangerous impacts of attempts to replace conventional energy sources with wind turbines, solar power, biofuels and other ineffective and expensive energy sources.”

“ICSC Mission Statement,” climatescienceinternational.org (accessed June 12, 2017)

Other:
International Coalition
Contact Info:
Phone
613-728-9200
Email
tom.harris@climatescienceinternational.net
Website
climatescienceinternational.org
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change?