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"Produce Proof for Scare Forecasts."

For Immediate Release

5th December 2009

A Statement by Mr Viv Forbes, Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition.

"Produce Proof for Scare Forecasts."

The Carbon Sense Coalition today called on Australian politicians and CSIRO
to produce proof to justify the recent spate of climate scare forecasts.

The Chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition, Mr Viv Forbes, said that it was
clear that the climate alarmists had pre-planned a "scare-a-day" schedule
for the period while the Senate was considering the Ration-N-Tax Scheme.

"Presumably we can expect this ploy to resume in January 2010 prior to Mr
Rudd's third attempt to coerce the Senate to pass his friendless bill.

"Australians have been subjected to doomsday forecasts covering the whole
plethora of demons such as droughts, floods, heat waves, bush fires, rising
sea level, loss of the Barrier Reef and extinction of the pygmy glider. Just
yesterday, the government's ABC gave generous airplay to dire forecasts of
climate change migrations and wars."

"Any Australian politician forecasting that CO2 will produce climate doom is
surely relying on proof from government scientific advisers such as CSIRO.

Let us see the proof.

"However, the recent revelations that CSIRO has been involved in suppressing
dissent from within its ranks suggest that CSIRO is being driven by political agendas rather than science.

"CSIRO seems to be on track to join a long list of government climate bodies
caught gagging internal dissent, adjusting data, destroying data, falsifying data, or claiming proof where none exists.

"Already under a cloud are the Climate Research Unit in UK, the EPA in Australia and USA, NIWA in New Zealand, the IPCC and now our once respected CSIRO. In addition, the Climategate scandal is engulfing the alarmist world, so we need to be especially sceptical of their "forecasts".

Mr Forbes said that as a grazier he took particular interest in rainfall and would be keen to see CSIRO's evidence that a miniscule addition to the trace
amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will cause long term increases in
drought in Australia.

"There already exists a substantial body of evidence that the 21 year solar
cycle is the major determinant of rainfall variations in our hemisphere.

Moreover, there is abundant experimental evidence that additional carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere makes plants more tolerant to both heat and
drought stress.

"There is no evidence that rising atmospheric CO2 causes drought. In fact, a
carbon dioxide "drought" would be far more devastating to plant growth than
a seasonal shortage of rainfall.

"CSIRO has a long record of good and useful science. It should not abandon
objective science for political advocacy.

"Unless CSIRO can produce data, evidence and proof to support the government
climate scare forecasts, we are forced to conclude that it has become just
another political lapdog."

For an entertaining summary of global warming scare forecasts see:

"The Twelve Days of Global Warming":



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