Monday May 19, 2008 marks the day when 32,000 scientists will release the following petition:
Global Warming Petition
We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.
For a complete background on the petition read here:http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2008/05/17/32-000-deniers.aspx
The petition is accompanied by a power point presentation that is more than a little compelling. Check out the presentation here:
This is posted a couple of days before the press release of the petition so that you can enjoy a couple of days anticipating how the media might respond to this event.
Wednesday May 21,2008 update. If you guessed there would be no media response you are a winner in our unofficial contest. It was so close to zero response that zero is the winning estimate. Our next contest is to guess wether any of the scientists act offended at being ignored by the media and ridiculed in blogs.