More IPCC Censorship


Source:  The Stockholm Initiative

London, September 5, 2011

Efforts to block message ?IPCC is finished? are fruitless as climate expert Dr. Fred Singer?s roadshow continues uninterrupted.

Last week?s incident of censorship in Brussels is testimony to the power of the message delivered by climate research veteran Dr. Fred Singer. Presently on a seminar/lecture roadshow through Europe initiated at the Majorana Conference in Erice, Sicily, two weeks ago, Dr. Singer lectures today at 5 PM at IEA (Institute of Economic Affairs) in London, before rounding off his European tour in Paris in a week from now.

Contrary to popular belief, on which current and planned climate policies are based, Dr. Singer?s conclusion is that natural causes are very likely the dominant cause of the climate change that took place in the twentieth and at the start of the twenty-first centuries. Costly measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions are meaningless since the evidence shows that they are not playing a substantial role.

Dr. Singer is the founder of NIPCC (the Non Governmental International Panel on Climate Change), a private alternative to the UN body IPCC. He is an atmosphere physicist, emeritus professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia and founded the National Weather Bureau‘s Satellite Service Center in 1962.

The controversy built into Dr. Singer?s message is demonstrated by last week?s censoring of his lecture on the disparity between climate models and observation, at a seminar planned to take place at the University Foundation, Brussels under the auspices of SEII (La Société Européenne des Ingénieurs et des Industriels). Through intervention by the vice chairman of the IPCC, Greenpeace activist Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, in letters to the University Foundation and to SEII, the seminar was cancelled by the organizers only to resurface on a private initiative in an expanded format.

The fact that Dr. Singer?s conclusions are controversial, not coinciding with the views of the IPCC, means that they challenge the political structures that are built on the existence of an antroprogenic climate threat. The action of Mr. van Ypersele further undermines the credibility of the IPCC, already shattered by a continuous chain of scandals, and underlines the final conclusion of Dr. Singer?s lecture: ?IPCC is finished?.

A video of the banned seminar is found at and a summary of Dr. Singer?s presentation is attached.

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Göran Ahlgren, secretary general, Kungsgatan 82, 112 27 Stockholm, Sweden,,

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