Who Signed the Climate Declaration?

Source: No Frakking Consensus

by Donna Laframboisedonna

The European Environment Foundation doesn?t make it easy to analyze the names of the 160 individuals who signed last week?s climate declaration.

The Climate Declaration published a week ago in the New York Times was signed by 160 individuals. Curiously, if you visit the website of the European Environment Foundation ? the entity responsible for the declaration ? it?s difficult to find a list of these people?s names.

The list is embedded in an image file, which in turn is embedded within a PDF. A person must go to some effort, including the running of optical character recognition (OCR) software, in order to tease them out. As a public service, I?ve done exactly that. The names of the 160 individuals who signed onto this declaration appear below, listed in alphabetical order as was the case in the full-page ad. (More about this declaration here, here, and here.)

My analysis of these names continues, but in the interim it?s worth reflecting on the fact that all of these individuals claim to be ?aghast,? ?terrified? and ?devastated.? All of these people believe:

the Earth is heading for 4 to 6 degrees Celsius of global warming

despite the fact that there has been no warming to speak of for at least 14 years (and perhaps as long as 26 years, depending on which numbers you consult).

The European Environment Foundation went to a great deal of trouble to secure signatures from people associated with several dozen countries. Because, you know, global warming is a pressing concern in Cameroon (where three of these 160 signatories reside and where life expectancy is a mere 57 years), in Eritrea (where health care spending is near the bottom of the barrel as a percentage of GDP ? it?s ranked 184 out of 190 countries), and in Zimbabwe (where 60% of the population lacks access to basic sanitation).

Here?s the full list of the signatories to the September 2014 climate declaration:  http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2014/09/22/who-signed-the-climate-declaration/