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Earth Hour Plays on Climate Change Fears say Friends of Science

Environmental Expert.com — March 22, 2013

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 — Earth Hour purports to unite people to protect the planet. Friends of Science argue that most climate policies driven by global warming rhetoric have denigrated the scientific method and caused more harm than good, creating ‘heat or eat’ poverty.

“For sixty years people have been sitting alone in the dark for an hour to ‘celebrate’ Earth Hour,” says Ken Gregory, a director of Friends of Science and author of several papers on climate science. “It’s a dubious celebration when it was science and technology that brought humanity out of darkness into light.”

Friends of Science Society has a growing community of supporters, led by a group of retired and active earth and atmospheric scientists who have been doing critical review of climate research papers for the past decade.

Their conclusion is that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not human activity and fossil fuel use; not carbon dioxide (CO2).

Peter Burns, vice-president of Friends of Science suggests people should celebrate inexpensive energy from fossil fuels and human scientific achievement on Earth Day.

“In the 1600’s Galileo built on the work of Copernicus and showed the earth moved around the sun. His ideas were rejected at the time, but were later shown to be true,” says Burns.

Burns notes that the Vatican found the science of the universe to be so worthy of study that it established what is today one of the oldest astronomical centers of research in the world.

In 1613, Galileo published a book of drawings about the sunspot activity he observed and the pictures can run as a ‘flip book’ showing the how the spots tracked across the sun. Sunspot activity today is seen as a predictor of magnetic field influences.

The Vatican publishes scientific papers and books on a wide variety of astronomical topics, and has their own on-line bookstore.

“Now we learn there’s been no global warming for 17 years; as recently admitted byRajendre Pachauri the chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC),” says Gregory.

“It is the solar magnetic flux that is the principle driver of climate change on earth and was the main cause of 20th century global warming,” says Gregory. “Solar irradiance is known as the ‘solar constant’ and doesn’t change much, but it is the only solar change considered by the IPCC. The total solar influences on climate are seven times that of changes in the solar constant.”

“Our earth is precious,” says Burns. “We must not waste precious resources on faulty science by diverting valuable money and energy to carbon capturecarbon reduction schemes and carbon trades.”   Continue reading, here….

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One Comment on “Earth Hour Plays on Climate Change Fears say Friends of Science”

  1. Malcolm Tickner May 4, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    Reports show that the United States topped the Earth Hour participation with an estimated 80,000,000 people, 318 cities and 8 states participating. The Philippines saw participation from 647 cities and towns or over 15 million Filipinos were estimated to have joined in the hour-long lights-off at 8:30 – 9:30 PM local time. This was followed by Greece with 484 cities and towns participating, and Australia with 309.-;

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