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Després de 13 anys d'escriure en aquest bloc pràcticament sense interrumpció, avui el dono per clausurat. Això no vol dir que m'hagi jubilat de la xarxa, sinó que he passat el relleu a un altra bloc que segueix la mateixa línia del Nihil Obstat. Es tracta del bloc The Catalan Analyst i del compte de Twitter del mateix nom: @CatalanAnalyst Us recomano que els seguiu.

Moltes gràcies a tots per haver-me seguit amb tanta fidelitat durant tots aquests anys.

dimarts, 11 d’abril de 2006

60 científics més contra el protocol de Kyoto

Seixanta científics canadencs, però també d'altres nacionalitats, han enviat una carta oberta al nou primer ministre del Canadà per demanar-li que no apliqui el protocol de Kyoto. Per dues raons. La primera, perquè no hi ha proves concloents sobre que l'activitat humana provoqui el canvi climàtic. La segona, queen el casx que fos cert, el que s'aconseguiria amb l'aplicació del protocol de Kyoto seria insignificant. (Vía Barcepundit)
Observational evidence does not support today's computer climate models, so there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future. Yet this is precisely what the United Nations did in creating and promoting Kyoto and still does in the alarmist forecasts on which Canada's climate policies are based. Even if the climate models were realistic, the environmental impact of Canada delaying implementation of Kyoto or other greenhouse-gas reduction schemes, pending completion of consultations, would be insignificant. Directing your government to convene balanced, open hearings as soon as possible would be a most prudent and responsible course of action.

While the confident pronouncements of scientifically unqualified environmental groups may provide for sensational headlines, they are no basis for mature policy formulation. The study of global climate change is, as you have said, an "emerging science," one that is perhaps the most complex ever tackled. It may be many years yet before we properly understand the Earth's climate system. Nevertheless, significant advances have been made since the protocol was created, many of which are taking us away from a concern about increasing greenhouse gases. If, back in the mid-1990s, we knew what we know today about climate, Kyoto would almost certainly not exist, because we would have concluded it was not necessary.
Per si això no fós prou, el professor de geologia de la James Cook University, Bob Carter, i especialista en paleoclimatologi, assegura que el canvi climàtic es va aturar el 1998.