❝A short saying oft contains much wisdom.❞
Sophocles (496BC – 406BC)

Our growing selection of quotes on man-made global warming theory, from both the  good guys  and the  bad guys .
 
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“the biggest ever scientific fraud”
Dr Andrei Kapitsa
Russian Academy of Sciences
The Hindu


 
Quotes pertaining to Man-Made Global Warming Theory
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
Marcus Aurelius
Emperor of Rome 121–180

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”
Thomas Jefferson 1743–1826

“There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is generally adopted.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
(1788–1860)

“The most common of all follies is to believe in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.”
H L Menchen
(1880–1956)

“Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.”
Thomas Henry Huxley

“Scepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.”
John Dewey

“If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and no one dares criticise it.”
Pierre Gallois

“Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.”
Margaret Thatcher
(We're not sure she was actually talking about Global Warming, so this may be ironic given that she provided the money that got the whole GWT scam going)

“There is no convincing evidence that human release of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases is causing, or will cause in the future, catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere or disruption of the Earth's climate.”
Oregon Petition, from the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, signed by over 17,000 international scientists including more than 2000 of the world's leading climatologists, meteorologists and planetary / atmospheric scientists.

“There is no consensus about the cause of the slight warming of the past century. We are disturbed that activists, anxious to stop energy and economic growth, are pushing ahead with drastic policies without taking notice of recent changes in the underlying science”
Statement of Principle, signed by 55 of the world's leading atmospheric scientists, issued prior to the Rio Summit 1992.

“The attempts of environmentalists to bolster the myth of human-induced 'global warming' by the cynical, nay gleeful, exploitation of non-equilibrium climatic events is downright immoral.”
Philip Stott
Professor of Bi ogeography, University of London,
in a letter to The Times
November 2000

“All this concern with the effects of global warming is another manifestation of being politically correct”
Lord Young of Graffham, in a letter to The Times, 28th Nov 2000.

“Global warmers predict that global warming is coming, and our emissions are to blame. They do that to keep us worried about our role in the whole thing. If we aren't worried and guilty, we might not pay their salaries. It's that simple.”
Kary Mullis
Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

“The problem we are faced with is that the meteorological establishment and the global warming lobby research bodies which receive large funding are now apparently so corrupted by the largesse they receive that the scientists in them have sold their integrity. ”
Piers Corbyn
Weather Action bulletin
December 2000.

“The doomsters` favourite subject today is climate change. This has a number of attractions for them. First, the science is extremely obscure so they cannot easily be proved wrong. Second, we all have ideas about the weather: traditionally, the English on first acquaintance talk of little else. Third, since clearly no plan to alter climate could be considered on anything but a global scale, it provides a marvellous excuse for worldwide, supra-national socialism. All this suggests a degree of calculation. Yet perhaps that is to miss half the point. Rather, as it was said of Hamlet that there was method in his madness, so one feels that in the case of some of the gloomier alarmists there is a large amount of madness in their method.”
Margaret Thatcher
Statecraft
2003

“The Kyoto treaty ... has no scientific foundation”
Andrey Illarionov
Russian presidential advisor.
October 2003

“The only people who would be hurt by abandoning the Kyoto Protocol would be several thousand people who make a living attending conferences on global warming”
Professor Kirill Kondratyev
Russian Academy of Sciences
2003-10-12

“ . . . Perhaps of even greater significance is the continuous and profound distrust of science and technology that the environmental movement displays. The environmental movement maintains that science and technology cannot be relied upon to build a safe atomic power plant, to produce a pesticide that is safe, or even bake a loaf of bread that is safe, if that loaf of bread contains chemical preservatives. When it comes to global warming, however, it turns out that there is one area in which the environmental movement displays the most breathtaking confidence in the reliability of science and technology, an area in which, until recently, no one — even the staunchest supporters of science and technology — had ever thought to assert very much confidence at all. The one thing, the environmental movement holds, that science and technology can do so well that we are entitled to have unlimited confidence in them, is FORECAST THE WEATHER! — for the next one hundred years...”

“Ideology on which the Kyoto Protocol is based, is a new form of totalitarian id eology, along with Marxism, Communism and socialism.”
“We had doubts about the Kyoto Protocol, we wanted reasoning from our partners in the European Union, in the IPCC. Formal requests had been sent to these organizations. But we have not received responses yet, which suggests that no coherent answers can be offered. What we hear is ‘it is not comprehensive responses that matter, we will not give them anyway; what is important is whether you believe us or not’.”
“We have received no single argument in favour of this document except political pressure. No link has been established between carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. No other objective facts have been presented in recent time. The IPCC's reports in 1990 and 1995 show it clearly.”
“We are close to a consensus that the Kyoto Protocol does huge economic, political, social and ecological damage to the Russian Federation. In addition, it certainly violates the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens, and well as the rights and freedoms of citizens in those countries which signed and ratified it.”

“Global warming — at least the modern nightmare vision — is a myth. I am sure of it and so are a growing number of scientists. But what is really worrying is that the world's politicians and policy makers are not.”
Professor David Bellamy
Daily Mail
July 2004
Download a copy of the article (pdf 321k)

“The majority of humankind does not accept this system, despite claims of worldwide support. Even with Russia's ratification, 75% of the world's CO2 is emitted by, 68% of the world's GDP is produced in, and 89% of the world's population live in countries that are not handcuffed by Kyoto's restrictions. Like fascism and communism, Kyotoism is an attack on basic human freedoms behind a smokescreen of propaganda. Like those ideologies of human hatred, it will be exposed and defeated.”
Andrey Illarionov
Financial Times
2004-11-15

“The European Union and environmental advocacy groups use global warming hysteria to advance their own special agendas. The European Union recognizes any significant reduction in CO2 emissions by the United States will significantly reduce its economic output, thereby bringing it closer to the inferior output of European nations. Environmental advocacy groups work to stifle economic and industrial progress wherever they find it to inhibit the successful advancement of peoples in developing nations, inevitably making mankind a second class citizen of planet Earth.”
Dr. Jay Lehr, science director, The Heartland Institute
2004-11-19

“Global warming is indeed a scam, perpetrated by scientists with vested interests, but in need of crash courses in geology, logic and the philosophy of science.”
Dr Martin Keeley
Visiting Professor in Petroleum Geology, University College London
BBC
2004-12-06

“The Kyoto protocol was a political agreement. It was not based on science.”
Dr Harlan Watson
Senior US negotiator at the UN climate change convention in Buenos Aires
2004-12-08 BBC

“I personally cannot in good faith continue to contribute to a process that I view as both being motivated by pre-conceived agendas and being scientifically unsound.”
Chris Landsea
on resigning from the IPCC
2005-01-22

“Global warming has taken the place of Communism as an absurdity that 'liberals' will defend to the death regardless of the evidence showing its folly.”
John Ray
Greenie Watch
2005

“Not only is the Kyoto approach to global warming wrong-headed, the climate change establishment's suppression of dissent and criticism is little short of a scandal. The IPCC should be shut down.”
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“In Europe, where climate change absolutism is at its strongest, the quasi-religion of greenery in general and the climate change issue in particular have filled the vacuum of organised religion, with reasoned questioning of its mantras regarded as a form of blasphemy.”
Nigel Lawson
Prospect Magazine
November 2005

“Montreal — tens of thousands of people ignored frigid temperatures Saturday to lead a worldwide day of protest against global warming.”
Canadian Press
December 2005

“The Earth's climate has always shown natural variatio n … There is nothing to suggest that any warming we are seeing now is not part of that natural cycle.”
“Every generation has had an apocalyptic myth.”
“The language of climate change is becoming … religious”
Professor Richard Lindzen
Sunday Times
2006-02-19

“Being a scientist means being a skeptic.”
Dr Gerrit van der Lingen
Christchurch, New Zealand
in a speech to the Royal Society
Wellington, NZ
March 2006
NZ Climate Science Coaltion [pdf]

“Anti-global warming activism … is based on a horror of capitalism, a hatred of the 'wasteful' choice that such a system creates, and a loathing of the profits that are the engine of growth. The environmental movement has for some time — certainly since the fall of the Berlin Wall — hoovered up the people who in an earlier generation would have described themselves as Marxists. It is as if the political traffic lights have changed and red has become green.”

 
“I am not qualified to know whether global warming is indeed the looming Armageddon or not, and nor are the vast majority of people who say that it is, including the Govern ment's Chief Scientific Advisor: Sir David King, who is given to dramatic warnings about the fate of the planet, is not a climatologist, but a chemist (although obviously not in the sense that he sells shampoo and contraceptives).
 
There is a significant minority of genuine experts in the field who believe that the Armageddon scenario is grossly oversold, especially by climatologists in pursuit of government funding and research grants. Such dissidents are treated as if they were heretics within an established religion — which in many ways the anti-global warming campaign resembles.
 
Like many primitive religions it is based around sun-worship, and the fear of natural catastrophe, such as a flood that will drown us all. Its most devoted adherents have that characteristic which is a particularly irritating aspect of the self-righteously religious — that sharing in the belief is in itself a sign of virtue. But even if you are of the true faith, you can not seriously believe in the miracle that you personally have a "chance to change the climate".”
Dominic Lawson
The Independent
2006-03-31

“I consider the concept of a global mean temperature to be somewhat dubious. A single number cannot adequately capture climate c hange. This number, as I see it, is aimed mostly at politicians and journalists.”
Craig Bohren
Professor Emeritus
Pennsylvania State University
USA Today
2006-08-07

“During the past year, the American people have been served up an unprecedented parade of environmental alarmism by the media and entertainment industry, which link every possible weather event to global warming.”

“This threat is originating from the software installed on the hard drives of the publicity seeking climate modelers.”
Senator James Inhofe
U. S. Senate speech
2006-09-25

“… those who are absolutely certain that the rise in temperatures is due solely to carbon dioxide have no scientific justification. It's pure guesswork.”
Henrik Svensmark
Director of the Centre for Sun-Climate Research
Danish National Space Centre
Danish National Website
2006-10-04

“What is concisely referred to as global warming, is a fatal mistake of the present time.”
Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic
České Noviny
2006-10-20

“Climate … models bear about as much relation to reality as astrology.”
Melanie Phillips
Daily Mail
2006-10-30

“Europe seems to take a political position that some people might describe … as quasi-hysterical, that the sky is falling.”
Van Jolissaint
Chief Economist, DaimlerChrysler
BBC
2006-10-10

“Climate has always changed year on year and is unstoppable as a phenomenon. I am sceptical of the 'evidence' being presented as fact and do NOT believe that the interference by Government will have much affect on changing temperatures or rainfall.
Indeed as a gardener in the West of Scotland I look forward to warmer temperatures and more rain so will be doing nothing as an individual that can in any event be seen as tokenism to a perceived problem.”
Brian Donohoe
Labour MP for Ayrshire Central
The Independent
2006-11-15

“There is no evidence of humans being the cause.”
Professor Ian Clarke
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Ottawa.
Friends of Science
2007-01

“There is no doubt there is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, caused by the burning of fossil fuels. It should have an effect on the climate, but the numbers indicate that effect is relatively minor.”
John Christy
Director of the Earth System Science Center
University of Alabama
Huntsville Times
2007-01-14

“Variable behaviour of the sun is an obvious explanation, and there is increasing evidence that Earth's climate responds to changing patterns of solarmagnetic activity. …
If you look back into the sun's past, you find that we live in a period of abnormally high solar activity. … It's a boom-bust system, and I would expect a crash soon. …
Having a crash would certainly allow us to pin down the sun's true level of influence on the Earth's climate. Then we will be able to act on fact, rather than from fear.”
Dr Nigel Weiss
Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Astrophysics
University of Cambridge
Financial Post, Canada
2007-01-12

“Global warming results not from the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, but from an unusually high level of solar radiation and a lengthy — almost throughout the last century — growth in its intensity.
It is no secret that when they go up, temperatures in the world's oceans trigger the emission of large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. So the common view that man's industrial activity is a deciding factor in global warming has emerged from a misinterpretation of cause and effect relations.”
Habibullo Abdusamatov
Head of the Space Research Laboratory
Pulkovo Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia
RIA Novosti
2007-01-15

“I have neither the learning nor the experience to know whether the doomsayers are right about the human causes of climate change. But I am willing to acknowledge that people who know a lot more than I do may be right when they claim that it is the consequence of our own behaviour. I assume that this is why the BBC?s coverage of the issue abandoned the pretence of impartiality long ago.
Jeremy Paxman
writing in the BBC in-house journal
2007-01 (Our emphasis)

“Like many others, I was personally sure that CO2 is the bad culprit in the story of global warming. But after carefully digging into the evidence, I realized that things are far more complicated than the story sold to us by many climate scientists or the stories regurgitated by the media. In fact, there is much more than meets the eye.”
“Even if we halved the CO2 output, and the CO2 increase by 2100 would be, say, a 50% increase relative to today instead of a doubled amount, the expected reduction in the rise of global temperature would be less than 0.5C. This is not significant.”
Dr Nir Shariv
Associate Professor
Racah Institute of Physics
University of Jerusalem
National Post (Canada) 2007-02-03

“Ja jednoducho silný názor mám a bic politickej korektnosti priškrcuje hlas dalš’ch politikov špickového formátu.”

“Other top-level politicians do not express their global warming doubts because a whip of political correctness strangles their voice.”
Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic
Hospodárské Noviny, Slovakia (Česky«≡Czech) / English translation
2007-02-09

“I'm very sceptical about some of the excesses that I regard the Milibands of this world are leading towards. When you think about it, it's all been incredibly rapid — a year, a year and a half. And it's not a concern: it's an obsession. It's something very close to hysteria.”
Frederick Forsyth
Hertfordshire Mercury
2007-02-16

“One of the notable points in that film was that it gave due credit to Margaret Thatcher in creating the Global Warming scam. When Number Watch commented on this a few years ago, one of those colonial PC wiseacres popped up and claimed that it was all a myth. That is one of the crosses you have to bear in old age — being told that things never happened, when you were actually there. Your bending author was at the time Chairman of a thriving Conservative branch, a member of the Constituency Association and sitting in the front row when the woman herself spoke on the new theory. T e Greenies cannot bear the thought that their religion was launched by such a great hate figure so, as is their wont, they simply change history.”
John Brignell
Numberwatch
2007-03-07

“I am a specialist in diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. So let's talk malaria. I wondered how many had taken anti-malaria tablets because they had seen Al Gore's film, ?An Inconvenient Truth?, which claims that Nairobi was established in a healthy place ?above the mosquito line? but is now infested with mosquitoes — naturally, because of global warming. Gore's claim is deceitful on four counts. Nairobi was dangerously infested when it was founded; it was founded for a railway, not for health reasons; it is now fairly clear of malaria; and it has not become warmer. Pseudoscience will damage your health and your wealth just as surely as malaria.”
Paul Reiter, Professor of Medical Entomology
Director of the Insects and Infectious Diseases Unit,
Pasteur Institute, Paris

“this pseudo-religious madness has become by far the most important and all-pervasive political issue of our time”
Christopher Booker
Daily Telegraph (3rd item)
2007-03-11

“Too many journalists and scientists have built their careers on the global-warming alarm. Certain newspapers have staked their reputation on it. The death of this theory will be painful and ugly. But it will die. Because it is wrong, wrong, wrong.”
Martin Durkin
Daily Telegraph
2007-03-17

“Environmentalism is a way of introducing new forms of statism, new forms of masterminding human society from above."”

(The IPCC is) “not a scientific body capable of accurately assessing the facts about global warming”.
Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic
Interview with the Cato Institute (MP3)
2007-03-12

“As someone who lived under communism for most of my life I feel obliged to say that the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity at the beginning of the 21st century is not communism or its various softer variants. Communism was replaced by the threat of ambitious environmentalism.”
Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic
2007-03-21

“It seems that virtually every major rock act, and several minor ones, have signed up to be part of the seven-concert Live Earth inter-continental assault on climate change on July 7 (News, April 17).
Of course, no one would be unkind enough to suggest that any of these gallant fighters against impending doom have signed up because it is a good career move, but one does wonder why there does not seem to be a single person in the music business who disagrees, even slightly, with Al Gore and Co about global warming. There are plenty of people in other businesses, eg science, who do.
Rock music used to be about rebellion: it is now depressingly conservative and predictable.”
Sir Tim Rice
In a letter to the Daily Telegraph
2007-04-20

“I worry that politics could seriously distort the science. Suppose that carbon taxes are widely enacted, but that the rate of global warming increase starts to decline by 2015. The political system might be under pressure to repay the taxes, so it might in turn put a lot of pressure on scientists to provide justifications for the taxes. Or the political system might reject the taxes and blame science for misinforming it, which could be a terrible outcome for science because the political system is powerful and not constrained by truth.”
David Evans
former Carbon Accountant for the Australian Government
2007-04-30

“The models solve the equations of fluid dynamics, and they do a very good job of describing the fluid motions of the atmosphere and the oceans. They do a very poor job of describing the clouds, the dust, the chemistry and the biology of fields and farms and forests. They do not begin to describe the real world that we live in. The real world is muddy and messy and full of things that we do not yet understand. It is much easier for a scientist to sit in an air-conditioned building and run computer models, than to put on winter clothes and measure what is really happening outside in the swamps and the clouds. That is why the climate model experts end up believing their own models.”
Freeman Dyson
Professor of Physics
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton University
2007-08-09

“The climate change debate is basically not about science; it is about ideology. It is not about global temperature; it is about the concept of human society. It is not about nature or scientific ecology; it is about environmentalism, about one — recently born — dirigistic and collectivistic ideology, which goes against freedom and free markets.”
Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic
In a speech to the Ambrosetti Forum, Villa d?Este, Italy
2007-09-23

“I wish we could grow up about it, I'm sure we are contributing to global warming, and we must do all we can to reduce that, but our climate has always changed. The Romans had vineyards in Yorkshire. We're all on this bandwagon of 'Ban the 4x4 in Fulham'. Why didn't we have global warming during the Industrial Revolution? In those days you couldn't have seen across the street for all the carbon emissions and the crap coming out of the chimneys.”
Alan Titchmarsh
Daily Telegraph
2007-10-06

“The scientists who interest me in this field are those who can draw on the experience of a lot of people who have come before them. And uniformly in these areas I find scepticism. People who write mathematical models of complex systems for a living tend to find the climate models very unconvincing. Geologists find the arguments very unconvincing. Engineers find the arguments unconvincing. And astrophysicists find the arguments unconvincing.”

“Climate scientists have to disagree with real scientists or they would lose their funding.”
John Atkinson
The Register
2008-02-14

“Come on up here when it's 60 below and you've got ice all over your face and then tell me about global warming.”
Hugh Rowland
Truck Driver on the ice road
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Ice Road Truckers, Filmed 2007, Broadcast 2008

“the biggest ever scientific fraud”
Andrei Kapitsa
Russian Academy of Sciences
The Hindu

“Attributing global climate change to human CO₂ production is akin to trying to diagnose an automotive problem by ignoring the engine (analogous to the Sun in the climate system) and the transmission (water vapour) and instead focusing entirely, not on one nut on a rear wheel (which would be analogous to total CO₂) but on one thread on that nut, which represents the human contribution.”
Dr. Timothy Ball
Chairman, Natural Resources Stewardship Project
Professor Of Climatology
University of Winnipeg

“A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.”
Sarah Palin
Governor of Alaska, US Vice presidential candidate
Newsmax 2008-08-29

“As a geologist, I love Earth observations, but it is ridiculous to tie this objective to a 'consensus' that humans are causing global warming when human experience, geologic data and history, and current cooling can argue otherwise. 'Consensus,' as many have said, merely represents the absence of definitive science. You know as well as I, the 'global warming scare' is being used as a political tool to increase government control over American lives, incomes and decision making.”
Dr Jack Schmitt
Former Apollo 17 astronaut
Newsblaze 2009-01-06

“NASA should be at the forefront in the collection of scientific evidence and debunking the current hysteria over human-caused, or Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). Unfortunately, it is becoming just another agency caught up in the politics of global warming, or worse, politicized science.”
Walter Cunningham
Physicist and former Apollo 7 astronaut
Launch Magazine 2008

“My own belief concerning anthropogenic climate change is that the models do not realistically simulate the climate system because there are many very important sub-grid scale processes that the models either replicate poorly or completely omit. Furthermore, some scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results. In doing so, they neither explain what they have modified in the observations, nor explain how they did it.
They have resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists. This is clearly contrary to how science should be done. Thus there is no rational justification for using climate model forecasts to determine public policy.”
Dr John Theon, former Chief of the Climate Processes Research Program, NASA
U S Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
2009-01-27

“Anthropogenic global warming theory is the biggest, most dangerous and ruinously expensive con trick in history.”

“When I try explaining ‘global warming’ to people in Iran or Turkey they have no idea what I'm talking about. Their life is about getting through to the next day, finding their next meal. Eco-guilt is a first-world luxury. It's the new religion for urban populations which have lost their faith in Christianity. The IPCC report is their Bible. Al Gore and Lord Stern are their prophets.”

Ian Plimer
Professor of Mining Geology, Adelaide University
The Spectator 2009

“It is effectively BBC policy to ignore climate change sceptics.”
Peter Sissons
on quitting the BBC because of political correctness
Daily Mail 2009-07-13

“I think the Royal Society should be more neutral and welcome credible contributions from both sceptics and alarmists alike. There is a lot of science to be done before we can be certain about climate change and before we impose upon ourselves the huge economic burden of cutting emissions.”
“One of the reasons people like myself are willing to put our heads above the parapet is that our careers are not at risk from being labelled a denier or flat-Earther because we say the science is not settled. The bullying of people into silence has unfortunately been effective.”
Sir Alan Rudge CBE FREng FRS
The Times 2010-05-29

“Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist.”
Harold Lewis
Emeritus Professor of Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara
in a letter resigning from the American Physical Society
2010-10-09

Quotes from the bad guys
“Time is running out”
Henry Kendall
speaking on behalf of Greenpeace
1992

“Time running out for action on global warming”
Greenpeace
1994

“Time is running out for the climate”
Chris Rose
Greenpeace
1997

“No matter if the science is all phoney, there are collateral environmental benefits.... climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
Christine Stewart
Canadian Environment Minister
Calgary Herald
14 Dec 1998

“The answer to global warming is in the abolition of private property and production for human need. A socialist world would place an enormous priority on alternative energy sources. This is what ecologically-minded socialists have been exploring for quite some time now.”
Louis Proyect
Columbia University

“The data don't matter. We're not basing our recommendations [for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions] upon the data. We're basing them upon the climate models”
Chris Folland
UK Meteorological Office

“Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?”
Maurice Strong
Head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro

“The coming week in The Hague may prove to be one of the most important in the three-and-a-half-billion year history of life on earth.”
Tony Juniper
Friends of the Earth
19 Nov 2000
(Tony clearly fails to understand that his part in the history of life on Earth is one of breathtaking insignificance)

“Time is Running Out for Japan and the Kyoto Protocol”
Bill Hare
Greenpeace International Climate Policy Director
2 Jul 2001
(What a joke the term 'Climate Policy' is!)

“Antarctica is likely to be the world's only habitable continent by the end of this century if global warming remains unchecked.”
Professor Sir David King, Government chief scientist;
The Independent, 2 May 2004.
(So much for scientific integrity in Britain!)

“The greenest journey is one that isn't made at all.”
Friends of the Earth
2004.

“Time is running out for nature and wildlife around the world”
Jennifer Morgan, WWF
Dec 2004

“Time is running out to tackle climate change.”
Friends of the Earth Scotland
June 2005

“Time is running out to deal with climate change.”
Steven Guilbeault
Greenpeace
Dec 2005

“Global Warming: Your Chance to Change the Climate”
Headline in The Independent
2006-03-28
(King Canute anyone?)

“we must support government coercion over enforcing international protocols and speed limits on motorways if we want the global economy not to collapse and millions, billions of people to die.”
Rowan Williams
Archbis hop of Canterbury
Today, BBC Radio 4
2006-03

“When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg.”
David Roberts
Gristmill Magazine
2006-09-19
(Giving his reasoned opinion of 'climate skeptics')

“Personally, I have already turned down the Downing St thermostat by 1 degree”
Tony Blair
Prime Minister
The Independent
2006-11-15
(Oh well, that's it then, we can all sleep easy, Tony's saved the world)

“The most difficult challenge that Governments have faced since the dinosaurs roamed the earth.”
David Chaytor
Labour MP for Bury North
The Independent
2006-11-15
(Dinosaurs were a problem to previous Governments were they David? Exactly which planet is it you are living on?)

“we are running out of time for dealing with this”
Eric Illsley
Labour MP for Barnsley Central
The Independent
2006-11-15

“Self-evidently, dangerous climate change will not emerge from a normal scientific process of truth seeking.”
Mike Hulme
University of East Anglia
The Guardian
2007-03-14

“We have a policy at Greenpeace that we no longer debate people who don't accept the scientific reality of anthropogenic climate change.”
Ben Stewart, Greenpeace
in a letter to Iain Dale
circa 2007-05-28
(Showing that is they who are the real 'deniers', for there is not one climate realist who seeks to suppress debate on the issue)

“Climate change now represents so urgent a threat to mankind that the only way to deal with it is by suspending democracy.”
James Lovelock

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister