In May, Wichita geophysicist Dennis Hedke traveled to Arlington, Virginia to deliver testimony at a public hearing conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA. In June he delivered written testimony as part of the procedure for collecting public comment. You can read this document in its entirety at the end of this article. Here are some highlights.
Regarding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, perhaps the main organization contributing to global warming alarmism, Hedke writes this:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as you know, actually has nothing whatsoever in place that would mimic actual “peer-reviewed” architecture. Instead, it operates in total vacuum, and when a real scientist actually raises a challenge, based on factual evidence, he or she is virtually shut out of the ongoing, ultimately published “findings.” … a multitude of highly regarded and internationally respected scientists have chosen to withdraw from the organization because they could no longer tolerate the ongoing wrongdoing that became ever so obvious.
A major section of the document deals with comparison between EPA findings and the actual data. Hedke presents evidence that “human-induced factors related to the greenhouse effect are minimal.” That’s contrary to the EPA’s findings.
What about the “hockey stick” graph made famous by Al Gore in his movie? Hedke writes:
As I’m sure you are aware, [graph creator] Mann’s filtering of the real data was caught by astute researchers Ross McKitrick and Steven McIntyre, both Canadians who just happened to be in the right place at the right time to actually critically review the “science” that the IPCC was only too anxious and willing to share with the world. The eventual removal of the highly fabricated graph by the IPCC was a major source of embarrassment to that political body, proving that it was, indeed, junk science.
One of the conclusions Hedke states is: “In the broadest sense, I would conclude that the political drivers behind the wheel of this “findings” vehicle have completely overwhelmed any sense of scientific support, or lack thereof, for the myriad of complex conclusions drawn and implied to “endanger” the citizens of this country.”
The document contains many charts and graphs, along with many references to the sources Hedke uses.
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