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Sunday, August 21, 2016

FRACTURING COMMON SENSE IN COLORADO

Colorado extremists want to ban fracking, oil, gas, jobs, revenues, property rights!

by Paul Driessen

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has given the USA and world centuries of new petroleum supplies, lowered energy prices for manufacturers, motorists and consumers, and altered geopolitics for the Middle East, Russia and Venezuela. New natural gas supplies provide low-cost petrochemical feed stocks, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by fueling electrical generating plants – which you’d think would be good news for climate alarmists.
But naturally, those who inhabit environmentalism’s loonier fringes have gone into overdrive. They used to support natural gas. However, now that they’ve shut down many American coal mines and coal-burning power plants, they’re against it.
In shale-rich Colorado, they’re upset that the state supreme court overturned several local fracking bans. So Coloradans Resisting Extreme Energy Development collected signatures on petitions to have several anti-fracking “citizen initiatives” put on the November election ballots. To them, anything promoting or allowing fossil fuels is “extreme.”
With great hoopla, CREED delivered hundreds of boxes to Colorado’s Secretary of State. Lots of boxes, in a clever PR stunt – but most of them almost empty, and holding only a few thousand more signatures than the 98,492 required to get on the ballot, with thousands likely to be invalidated.
One frack-hater sounded relieved, saying he’d rather see the initiatives kept off the ballot than be “crushed” in the elections. That indeed would be the likely result. Most Coloradans want the benefits fracking brings, know the alleged health and environmental impacts are exaggerated or fabricated, and realize the CREED petitions fracture common sense and truly ethical energy policies.
It’s the same at the national level: Hillary Clinton and her Big Green-Bigger Government allies want to eliminate the oil, gas, coal and fracking job-creating miracle. The only energy jobs they want is those that require perpetual billions in taxpayer and consumer subsidies paid to the Democrats’ campaign donors.
Fractured common sense and ethics also mean hypocrisy. Local control is vital, CREED insists – but only if communities oppose fracking. Never if they want fracking, ethanol-free gasoline or affordable coal-based electricity for poor, minority and blue collar families. Never if locals don’t want bird-butchering wind turbines in their neighborhoods. Never if they don’t want oil replaced by biofuels grown on millions of acres that used to be croplands, forests, grasslands and rainforests.
The anti-fracking petitions also violate private property rights, the bedrock of America’s wealth creating free enterprise system. They endow us with the freedom to work hard to obtain and retain a residence, car, farm, business, college fund or retirement nest egg. They are protected by our Constitution, which holds that no one can be deprived of property without “due process of law” and “just compensation.”
If anti-fracking fringe groups get their way, property rights could become just a fond memory. If their schemes catch on, these fundamental rights could become endangered far more widely.
One CREED initiative, which did not secure enough signatures, would have guaranteed “a healthy environment.” As a Colorado Legislative Council memo notes, that raises unanswered but basic questions. Is the environmental currently healthy? If not, when was it healthy? How will environmental health be assessed – and by whom?
Another failed idea would have banned land and mineral owners from employing fracking to produce oil and natural gas. Another still pending initiative would let localities pass ordinances, including bans on drilling and fracking, with primacy over state law.
#78 would prevent drilling and fracking within 2,500 feet of occupied buildings or “areas of special interest.” CREED defines “areas of special interest” as playgrounds, sports fields and virtually any body of water: lakes, rivers, intermittent creeks, irrigation canals and nearly anything except potholes.
My former home state already has strict setback standards and some of the toughest drilling rules in the nation. Wells cannot be drilled within 1,000 feet of schools and hospitals, and must be 500 feet from homes and commercial buildings. Additional setbacks cover recreational facilities and property lines.
Extending the setbacks to 2,500 feet (nearly one-half mile) would almost eliminate the state’s energy production. Many think is CREED’s real goal. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission maps reveal that Initiative 78 would prohibit 90% of new wells and fracking operations. In the most energy-productive counties, 95% of energy development would be stopped.
A University of Colorado Leeds School of Business study projects that even a 2,000-foot setback could cut Colorado’s GDP by as much as $11 billion per year and eliminate 62,000 jobs by 2030.
The initiatives severely impact property rights. If an amended state constitution imposes 2,500-foot setbacks, thousands of mineral-rights owners would be precluded from producing energy on their own land. Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper says that could be considered a “taking,” in which the state essentially confiscates private mineral rights. That means it could ultimately be required to pay billions of dollars in “just compensation.”
CREED and its allies couldn’t care less. They want all fossil fuels kept in the ground and claim fracking chemicals endanger groundwater – despite extensive evidence that refutes those claims. Even a landmark 2015 U.S. EPA study found almost no instances where fracking contaminated subsurface drinking water.
They also ignore two fundamental realities. First, government and other analysts point out, oil and natural gas will still supply 65-70% of total U.S. energy needs in 2040. Second, supposed petroleum “alternatives” also have major environmental impacts.
For example, industry and government data show that generating just 20% of US electricity with wind power would require some 18,000,000 acres of land, 186,000 turbines, 19,000 miles of new transmission lines, and 270,000,000 tons of concrete, steel, copper, fiberglass and rare earths. Those materials have to be extracted somewhere, nowadays mostly in countries with regulations that generally fail to protect human health and environmental quality, with Baotou, China a poster child for abject failure.
Of course, these are minor details for zealots. They think they should be the ones deciding whose property rights, jobs, living standards, health, welfare, environmental quality and other basic rights should be protected, and whose should be sacrificed to advance activist agendas.
So CREED and its radical allies like the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch and 350.org intend to stir up as much state and local mischief as possible, to impose their will on America. The high stakes have made the Colorado ballot initiatives vitriolic and expensive.
CREED’s antics are akin to a “toddler throwing itself on the floor, kicking and screaming in the hope it will get its way,” the Greeley Tribune editorialized. Unfortunately, “progressive” toddlers are used to getting their way, in legislatures, in courtrooms and on college campuses.
They remind me of Irish statesman Edmund Burke’s observation. “Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field … or that they are other than little, shriveled, meager, hopping, though loud and troublesome, insects of the hour.”
Will informed, responsible adults finally inject some sanity into state and federal energy policies?
Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org) and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death.

Friday, August 19, 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS OPPOSE STATE TRESPASS LAWS


Environmental Groups Oppose State Trespass Laws
by Roni Bell Sylvester



Environmental groups are opposing state trespass laws.
Why?  
Because to date, these groups, along with government employees/agencies, have gotten used to engaging in activities that, whether knowingly or not, have brought substantial harm to Vested Property Owners on Federal Land.
How’s that?
First of all, you need to know that there are Vested Property Rights on Federal Land. Vested Rights Owners include Range Allotment Owners who own the beneficial use of water, improvements, easements, forage and more.
Actions by these groups have created nuisances that have needlessly disturbed, violated, encumbered and denied rightful usage, created significant financial burdens, and placed clouds on Vested and conjoining deeded Property.  
Any entity (includes government employees) that does not have permission from Vested Property Owner (includes Range Allotment Owners) on Federal Land, to share any activity (includes hunting, fishing, dirt moving), or material (includes land, water, structure, fauna, flora, photography, electronic image or video) they see and or collect with any government, government agent, government contractor, representative, private entity, non-profit agent, non-government public organization or non-profit private organization on Federal Land, is in trespass.
Yes. The public has the right to enjoy Federal Lands. But, we do not have the right to remove, collect, monitor, photograph and reference in their materials, property that belongs to Vested Property Owners on Federal Lands. 
Due to much confusion as to who owns what, we recommend the U.S.D.A. and the D.O.I. post signs on Federal Land that remind the visitor:

Please Be Aware

You are now entering Federal Land that may have a Vested Property Owner.
Unless you have Vested Property Owner’s permission, you may not disrupt (includes photograph/collect/damage) forage, livestock, water (includes streams/ponds), improvements (includes structures, gates, fences, water tanks) and easements (includes roads, cattle trailways).
You may not include Vested Property through voiced intentions, public media, videos, maps, photos, prospectus or speculation with any entity (includes non-profit, for-profit affiliates and their representatives, or government agency).
If you do not have a signed permission from Vested Property Owner, you will be considered a Trespasser who will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There is no immunity for criminal trespass by government parties.



Sunday, August 7, 2016

Endangered Species & Eugenics as “Science”

Endangered Species & Eugenics as "Science"
By Jim Beers

The dictionary tells us that “eugenics” is simply “the science of improving the qualities of the human race, esp. the careful selection of parents.”  For the past 150 years this “science” has stressed unfettered government programs in various forms to:
-       Abort, sterilize and euthanize as much as 1/3 of the US adult, sub-adult and fetal population “determined” to be “deficient”; plus “races” like Negroes, Italians, Jews and others in disfavor; the mentally challenged; criminals; homosexuals; and a range of individuals considered to be unacceptable variants of the “standards” of the day.

-       Regulate, through licensing and bureaucracy, who may marry, who may be born, who may have children and what “sort” of child may be allowed to live.

Think this definition is extreme?  Consider Margaret Sanger’s statements about “inferiors” like Negroes as she placed her birth control facilities in their neighborhoods.  Consider Nazi rationales as they rounded up, imprisoned, used as slave laborers, and murdered the mentally challenged, Gypsies, Jews, Slavic people and eventually anyone they considered less than enthusiastic Nazis.  Consider Japanese policies toward those they conquered from China to the Philippines.  Consider Hutu and Tutsi actions of late in Rwanda.  Consider Communist (Russia/China) actions toward the rich and educated and their families as they took power. 

The foregoing events are only recent the most recent.  Even an historical overview of such incidents from would fill uncounted pages from accounts of total annihilations like Carthage to the total cultural absorptions resulting from religious conquests and nations colonizing and “civilizing” more “primitive” societies and regions.

Always, the “conquered” or the targeted group is “determined” by an all-powerful government to be unworthy of the protections and respect afforded the conquering group.  Slave labor or death is justified as warranted based on the “science” of the day from common knowledge (i.e. they are stupid, or dangerous, or unreliable, or too expensive to maintain, etc.) to the “science” of today (i.e. the world is already overpopulated; we are running out of resources; we are “progressing” beyond families and religious beliefs; they cause trouble as we grow government and pass more and more central-control and anti-Constitutional legislation).  In short, there is no “science” behind human eugenics.  There have always, and only, been hidden agendas, pandering politicians, self-serving bureaucrats, wealthy ideologues, and truly radical organizations seeking to remake society in their favor and under their control.

In the mid 1920’s the University of Wisconsin funded a graduate student to write a paper on a Eugenics View of Alma (a tiny town on the Mississippi River), Wisconsin.  He quickly identified over a third of the populace that would (should?) qualify for sterilization and limits on any marriages or permission to have children.  Writing this I am reminded of a book review I read recently that cited a not so long ago campaign by eugenicists to create a sperm bank for, and offer in vitro fertilization to, “worthy” females to create fertilized eggs of famous and “perfect” human specimens.  One such group receiving such requests for sperm and/or egg donations was former Nobel Prize winners.  One such “perfect” person wrote back, “I think you might be better off requesting sperm from my father, the shoemaker.  I am merely the father of two adult sons that I still support and that between them cannot even play the guitar.”  Imagine, a Nobel Prize winner that could spot humbug quicker than Miss Marple: will wonders never cease?

Now we shift from the humbug of human eugenics to the nonsense of “endangered” species’ laws and associated government abuses that are strangling rural America.

The Endangered Species Act has evolved over the past 45 years into what is perhaps the most powerful tool to grow central (federal) power without any Constitutional constraints in the history of the United States: 
-       State jurisdictions and authorities steadily dwindle as federal mandates more and more take on the nature of Proclamations of Pre-Christian Kings ruling with the backing of “gods”.
-       Local government powers are disappearing and their revenues to perform even basic services like law enforcement are drying up as federal controls dictating land uses on both public and private property increase and state protection of “their” Local governments are forfeit by state politicians and bureaucrats in hopes of receiving better treatment from federal overseers.
-       “Taking” of private property without compensation for questionable purposes is now a routine power of federal bureaucrats as they 1.) Close public lands; 2.) Restrict public and private timber and forage management and use by citizens; 3.) Proscribe through use of unlimited federal force what wild animals will or will not be allowed or managed in every locality; and 4.) Enforce their mandates by utilizing Terrorist laws, property seizures, prison terms, large fines and loss of voting rights and gun possession rights.

The basis for all this under the auspices of this federal Act is purportedly the “need” to “save” “species” from extinctions.  The determination of this need; when it is deployed; where it is deployed; how it is deployed and why it is deployed is reputedly (like eugenics) not based on pandering politicians, self-serving bureaucrats, radical organizations, wealthy mandarins or hidden agendas; but rather on “science”.  But, based on the eugenics model, we are wise to ask, “What science?”  Since the federal government pays “scientists” for much of the “science” they utilize, this is not some sort of “black helicopter” question by a conspiracy theorist.

The Act was passed with great fanfare to “save” “SPECIES”.  We were treated to tale after tale of Bald eagles, rhinoceroses, elephants, Whooping cranes, and Grizzly bears et al hovering on the cusp of extinction.  Habitat loss, hunting, commercialization, farming, grazing, logging, fishing, urbanization, over-(human) population, energy development, capitalism, lack of UN authority over commerce, antiquated governance, out-of-date property concepts, pollution, lack of animal “rights”, and the simple lack of government funding for more regulation of human activity and for “research” to monitor “the ecosystem” were mixed in a (“witches brew” from Macbeth) stream of publicity of things that needed either government control, funding or the wise oversight of UN/EU/US and other “Developed” countries’ governments if any animals or “environmwent” were to be left.

Universities, schools, the media and politicians quoted US Fish and Wildlife Service and UN bureaucrats that in turn cited University “scientists” (more often than not in the Pay of government or with the expectation of sharing in future government funding and “scientific stardom”.  Soon we were all convinced of the quasi-religious need for only “native” SPECIES and the righteousness of eliminating all “non-native” or “introduced” SPECIES (and big government was our only hope).

Federal bureaucracies and federal funding grew even faster than federal authorities and jurisdictions.  “Partnerships” between bureaucrats (and politicians enabling them) grew with radical organizations and radical causes that were also growing apace and were largely responsible for the new laws, the new regulations and the concepts and court decisions underlying them that evolved into “saving” “endangered SPECIES” and restoring the “native”  plant and animal communities sans the human (i.e. European humans that along with their non-native settled landscapes) presence that polluted it.  If you doubt that, what date other than 1492 AD (Columbus’ arrival) is ever used or inferred to declare something as “native” or “non-native”?

So, I say again, “What science?”

If “SPECIES” must be “saved”: “What is a “SPECIES” and exactly what are we “saving?”

When the Act was passed and for hundreds of years before; a “SPECIES” was simply a group of animals or plants with similar characteristic that were capable of breeding and birthing viable (able to reproduce when grown) offspring with shared characteristic of the parents.  In other words, an elephant and a lion are definitely separate SPECIES; while a horse and a burro are Separate SPECIES since their offspring (a mule) are sterile and therefore cannot produce viable offspring.

This was the common understanding and the commonly presented definition of “SPECIES” when laws and regulations as Draconian as any ever passed in the US were presented to the public and passed by politicians with nery a word or caution of where this would lead.

My 1929 Manual of the Vertebrate Animals doesn’t even mention a “SPOTTED” Owl while identifying The 15 SPECIES of Owls present in the US.  Yet, thousands of jobs and the economic and cultural life of many Counties were destroyed by the federal government’s decision to shut down the forest management (firs control, logging, etc,) in SW Oregon for an owl they called “SPOTTED”.  A “SPECIES”?

A dam in Tennessee was held up and would never have been built but for a special federal law to set aside a federal declaration of “Endangered” for a minnow-like fish called a Snail Darter.  The Tennessee watersheds are distinguished by short rivers out of mountainous areas flowing into larger rivers.  Each smaller river has darters that evolve mostly isolated from each other such that some evolve red fins or slotted gill covers or darker undersides, etc.  Is one such group of “Darter” a SPECIES?

Over time the USFWS developed “science” and Regulations giving themselves authority over not only “SPECIES” but also “Subspecies”, “Races”, “Populations”, “Distinct Populations” and the bizarre classification “Distinct :Population SEGMENT!”  What else is left?  Again had I ever told you this 25 years ago you would have laughed at me and sent for the padded wagon to take me to the asylum.

This entire “Comedy”; to use the word Dante used to describe a trip through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven; is no better exposed than when we look at wolves.  The “WOLF” was placed on the Endangered Species List right out of the chute.  This, despite the widely acknowledged fact that “WOLVES” numbering in the hundreds of thousands to millions were and are existing throughout northern North America, Asia and Eastern Europe but “Wolves had almost entirely been extirpated at great expense and effort and with very good justification from the settled landscapes of the Lower 48 US States and Western Europe.

During the first 10 years of the Act, a Wolf was a Wolf was a Wolf.  Then we were told there were Gray wolves, and Timber wolves, and “Red” wolves, and “Mexican” wolves.  We were then told that “only” “Red” wolves belonged on the East Coast and that “only” the “Mexican” wolf belonged on the Southwestern States.  When the USFWS asked Congress for funding and authorization to introduce “Gray” wolves into the Upper Rocky Mountain States, Congress refused to either fund or authorize what was sure to be a very unacceptable move.  The USFWS then defiantly and secretly stole (the correct term) millions from State wildlife funds; went to somewhere in northern and/or Western Canada, trapped “Timber” (?) or “Gray” (?) or (??) wolves entered the US without filing Import Documents you or I would go to jail for failing to file as to origin and “SPECIES” and then kicked them loose in Yellowstone National Park a unique bit of federal real estate that since it was declared while Wyoming was still federal property was never and remains outside any State authority or jurisdiction.  The rest is, as they say, history.

But is the “WOLF” a “SPECIES”?  The wolf breeds freely (as much as any breeding is “free” amongst Canids) with coyotes.  In fact, the latest bid environmental boogey man is “HYBRID” COYWOLVES.  Are Wolves and Coyotes ONE SPECIES?  Their offspring share parental characteristics and produce viable offspring.

But wait, WOLVES & COYOTES breed freely with dogs!  Big dog, little dogs, bird dogs, watchdogs, hounds; it makes no difference.  Their offspring share parental characteristics and produce viable offspring.  Therefore, are Wolves, Coyotes and Dogs ONE SPECIES?

But wait again, Wolves, Coyotes and Dogs breed freely when they encounter with Dingoes (Australia), and Jackals (Africa). Their offspring also share parental characteristics and produce viable offspring as well.  Therefore, are Wolves, Coyotes, Dogs, Dingoes, and Jackals ONE SPECIES?

These questions are not just academic.  When I was in college it was a laughable matter to discuss “lumpers” and “splitters” when it came to defining species, no more. The federal government today is competing with Russia and China for the title of most oppressive, most bureaucratic and most abusive government in the world based on such humbug as SPECIES.

We were told two things as these laws began their growth all around us.  First, we needed to save species because a “SPECIES” may contain the cure for cancer or some other such invaluable (to humans?) benefit.  Second, “native SPECIES” “belong” (why is never explained) where government and “science” tell us.  Because of these truly nonsensical bits of flimflam, government (i.e. bureaucrats, politicians, radical organizations and the rich and powerful) can take property without compensation; vacate growing swaths of rural America and steadily destroy State governments, Local governments, rural homes, rural families, rural communities, rural economies, hunting, fishing, trapping, all manner of human activities, farming, ranching, logging, timber processing, American culture and American traditions.  “Species” is indeed important.

But, when we say we “must save” SPECIES X, what are we saving?  The animal’s body with some unique DNA?  The animal’s presence in our surroundings no matter its effect on human society?  Subjects for entertaining documentaries?  What and why?  What justifies what this law and its administration and enforcement have become?

Endangered Species “Science” (and therefore justification) is every bit as lousy as Eugenics “Science”.  Both are really only faux “science” that is merely a veneer over a conglomeration of pandering politicians, self-serving bureaucrats, radical organizations, hidden agendas and the rich and powerful.  Each justifies the unjustifiable with hoakum copied from some carnival barker giving away kewpie dolls that are no more than milestones on the road to ruin.

Of course the Endangered Species Act (a mere Law) must be repealed just like Prohibition (a Constitutional Amendment) was repealed after 13 years of corruption, economic ruin, decay of law enforcement and attempts by the criminals to take over all control of everyone with the help of politicians, police and bureaucrats lining their own pockets at our expense.

As with Eugenics, all it ever takes for something like the Endangered Species Act to destroy us is for good men to do nothing.

Jim Beers
6 August 2016
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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CLEXIT – Climate Exit Leading the Great Escape.



CLEXIT - Climate Exit Leading the Great Escape
http://clexit.net/

The Clexit Committee comprises: 
Dr. Václav Klaus,  Czech Republic, Hon Patron 
Christopher Monckton    UK     President 
Marc Morano              USA     Vice President 
Viv Forbes      Australia    Secretary 
Dr Albrecht Glatzle     Paraguay 
Dr Tim Ball    Canada 
Mark Duchamp    Spain 
Professor W Happer   USA 
Professor Ole Humlum Norway 
Bryan Leyland    New Zealand  

Biographical Details of Committee Members are listed below: 

Prof. Dr. Ing. Václav Klaus      Czech Republic Hon Patron Economist and econometrician; Former Prime Minister and President of the Czech Republic; Professor of Finance at the Prague University of Economics; Václav Klaus Institute – founder and chairman; Author of about 40 books, including:  “Blue Planet in Green Shackles” (published in 18 languages);
Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Edinburgh, UK,  President The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, MA (Cantab.) +44 7814 556423; monckton@mail.com https://www.heartland.org/lord-christopher-monckton 
Lord Monckton was an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on climate change and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed learned papers on climate sensitivity and mitigation economics.  
His paper: “Why models run hot: results from an irreducibly simple climate model” has been downloaded more often than any other paper in the 60-year archive of the Science Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences – by a factor of 12.   
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More than 3 million people have viewed his 2009 speech in the US giving details of the world “government” proposed by the UN in the draft Treaty of Copenhagen. The speech went platinum on YouTube in a week – the fastest-ever for a political speech. In West Virginia on Labor Day, 2009, more than 100,000 attended a miners’ rally which he addressed live on a mountain-top. Tea Party rallies at which he spoke in Washington DC and in North Houston attracted 40,000 and 15,000 respectively. His article on climate science in the Sunday Telegraph on 5 November 2006 attracted 127,000 hits in two hours, crashing the paper’s website. His speeches at the St. Andrews and Oxford Unions were followed by student votes defeating climate alarmism for the first time in Scotland and England respectively.  
Wordpress ranked his summary of the draft Durban climate agreement in December 2011 as having received more hits than any other among its 500,000 blog postings on all subjects worldwide that day. A video of his talk to the Mannkal Foundation in Australia in July 2011 became the most-watched video in Australia in February 2012. A video of his talk predicting the toppling of Australia’s then prime minister by climate-extremists a year before it happened became Australia’s most-watched video in September 2015. He has given talks on the climate in more than 30 countries. He holds the Meese-Noble Award for Freedom and the Intelligence Medal of the Army of Colombia for his climate research. http://www.lordmoncktonfoundation.com/blog
Marc Morano    USA    Vice President http://www.climatedepot.com/ 
Host of the award-winning 2016 critically-acclaimed movie-documentary “Climate Hustle”; executive editor and chief correspondent for CFACT’s award-winning ClimateDepot.com, a news and information service he founded in 2009; a frequent guest on radio and television talks in the U.S. and internationally, including CNN, Fox News, the BBC, and Canada’s Sun TV; has been profiled in the New York Times, Esquire magazine, Rolling Stone, and served as a reporter for the nationally syndicated “Rush Limbaugh, the Television Show”. He also served as an investigative reporter for Cybercast News Service and as a reporter and producer for the nationally syndicated television newsmagazine “American Investigator.” His investigative television documentary “Amazon Rainforest: Clear-Cutting the Myths” created an international firestorm in 2000.  
During his tenure as senior advisor, speechwriter, and climate researcher for U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), he managed the communication operations of the GOP side of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/05/11/physicist-dr-denis-rancourt-reviews-climate-hustle-is-a-solid-well-craftedhighly-entertaining-film-fast-paced-fun/
Viv Forbes   Australia   Secretary BScApp, MAusIMM, FSIA  
Geologist, investment analyst, student of climate cycles and history. Has spent decades studying all aspects of the geological history of the great Bowen Basin in Queensland. He has seen the evidence of massive volcanism in the ancient coastal ranges west of Mackay, the prolific marine fossil beds near Nebo, the enormous blown-sand deposits capping the hills, the extensive fossil forests of coal, and the evidence of very extensive layers of volcanic ash and more modern volcanic intrusions.  Every one of these changes had big effects on sea levels and climate. 
Founder of the Carbon Sense Coalition, www.carbon-sense.com 
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Non-executive Director of small Australian company exporting coal to Asia and, with his wife Judy, a full-time farmer breeding meat cattle and sheep. Author of many articles on politics, economics, carbon, climate and energy,  Winner of the Adam Smith Award (Australia) and Author of Freedom (Germany).
Dr Albrecht Glatzle, PhD (Germany), Chaco,  Paraguay Retired director of research of INTTAS  http://www.chaconet.com.py/inttas/  Farmer and author of: http://www.davidpublishing.com/davidpublishing/Upfile/5/8/2014/2014050882981745.pdf http://pastoralismjournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/2041-7136-4-1 http://tropicalgrasslands.info/index.php/tgft/article/view/144/92
Dr Tim Ball, BSc, MA, PhD    Canada http://drtimball.com Author of: “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science”
Mark Duchamp       Spain Mark is a retired businessman with a passion for biodiversity. He spent 14 years researching the ill effects of wind turbines, notably on birds and bats, and their zero positive effects. He has written more than 200 articles in English, French and Spanish, some co-signed by prestigious conservationists such as Professor David Bellamy: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/30/world-is-getting-colder/ Mark is president of Save the Eagles International:  www.SaveTheEaglesInternational.org and  Chairman of the World Council for Nature:  www.wcfn.org
Professor W Happer, PhD,     USA Professor of Physics, Princeton University  http://www.thebestschools.org/special/karoly-happer-dialogue-global-warming/happer-major-statement/
Professor Ole Humlum,     Norway Professor of Physical Geography, University of Oslo, Norway Adjunct Professor of Physical Geography, UNIS, Svalbard, Norway Author of the book “Det ustyrlige klima” (“The Rambunctious Climate”) Editor and publisher of the website   http://www.climate4you.com/
Bryan Leyland, Consulting Engineer(Power),  New Zealand  MSc, FIEE(rtd), FIMechE, FIPENZ IPCC expert reviewer on energy. Experienced in all aspects of power generation.  Has been involved in hydropower, wind power, solar power, tidal and wave power, gas turbines, steam power stations and nuclear. Has written many articles on technical and economic aspects of power generation and renewable energy. www.bryanleyland.co.nz Contributor to the book: “Taxing Air”. 
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The Founding Members of Clexit  are listed below 

Dr D Weston Allen, Gold Coast, Australia MBBS, FRACGP, Grad. Dip Phys Med 
After graduating in Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1969 and obtaining his Fellowship in the RACGP in 1975, Wes had papers published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) in 1977 and the Australian Family Physician in 1979.  
Wes has taken a keen interest in climate change for over a decade, contributing letters and opinion articles for Australian Doctor and Medical Observer. In 2009, he published a 12-page article distributed by Senator Abetz to all Coalition colleagues just prior to Malcolm Turnbull losing the leadership of the Liberal Party in 2009.:  ‘Climate Change: the Science, Spin and Politics’,  He then authored:  The Weather Makers Re-Examined  - a comprehensive critique of Tim Flannery’s best seller.  When published in 2011, Dr Vincent Gray, an IPCC Reviewer, described it as ‘the most knowledgeable and comprehensive indictment of the global warming bandwagon.’ He has since critiqued other books and articles, across the climate change spectrum, the latest being the 2015:  Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change.
Prof. Dr Ing. Dieter Ameling, Essen, Germany. 2000 – 2008 - President German Steel Federation and  Chairman German Iron and Steel Institute. Since 2008 focussing against climate policy in numerous presentations, e. g.  “Acquittal for CO2 - Revision of the turnaround in energy policy – De-industrialization can only be prevented in this way” 
• David Archibald, BSc, Perth, Australia
David has published a number of books and papers in the field of climate science.
http://www.davidarchibald.info/ 
https://wentworthreport.com/yes-lets-triple-the-cost-of-electric-power/ 
Author of the books:  
Twilight of Abundance
Australia’s Defence
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Dr Scott Armstrong PhD, USA
B.A Applied Science, B.S Industrial Engineering, M.S Industrial Administration.
He has taught in Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa,
Argentina, Japan, and other countries.
He is the author of:“Long-Range Forecasting”and the editor and co-author of
“Principles of Forecasting”. He was a founder and editor of the“Journal of Forecasting”,and a
founder of the“International Journal of Forecasting”, and the
“International Symposium on Forecasting”. 
Bernard Beauzamy, Paris, France
University Professor in Mathematics, 1979-1995 Specialist in Mathematical Modelling 
Chairman and CEO, Société de Calcul Mathématique SA, 1995
www.scmsa.eu
Coordinator of the White Paper:
“The Battle against Global Warming: an absurd, costly and pointless crusade”:
http://www.scmsa.eu/archives/SCM_RC_2015_08_24_EN.pdf
   • Randall Bell LLB, Geelong, Australia
A lawyer who manages legal cases against wind farms. Has read widely and applied a legal
mind to the evidence regarding man-made global warming. 
Former Chairman of the National Trust of Victoria;
Former board member of the Australian Council of National Trusts;
Former President of the Victorian Landscape Guardians Inc.
Former Chairman of the Australian Landscape Guardians Inc. 
Randall says:
“Initially I was in favour of wind farms but soon realised that our precious coastal landscapes
would be threatened. The Trust had classified landscapes especially coastal ones like Cape
Bridgewater since 1974. So I investigated further particularly the premise upon which
windfarm argument was based -AGW. Then I realised the fraud. 
“Dozens of Landscape Guardians groups were formed across Australia wherever a windfarm
was proposed. The Australian Landscape Guardians was formed to deal with the issue at a
federal level.”
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Reg Brownell, MEc Univ of Tasmania, Melbourne, Australia 
Businessman and economist, majoring in statistics, ex-director of several public companies. 
Reg was one of the group who established the Australian Landscape Guardians 15 years
ago.
“My initial interest in the global warming scam arose as a result of the damage being done to
our landscapes by wind turbines. I then discovered the damage done to individuals and
communities, plus bird and bat destruction by wind turbines. I was also appalled at the
economic waste/vandalism of renewable energy and the mountains of public funds being
wasted in so called research around climate change; the outright lies about the extent of
claimed reductions in CO2 emissions; the abuse of science and "scientific consensus",
including the evident widespread abuse of statistics, by many scientists and scientific bodies
like the Royal Society, CSIRO and leading universities. I am concerned about the absence of
balance in coverage by most of our media (in particular the ABC); the cowardice and/or
opportunism of most of our politicians; and the damage this is causing to standards of living
throughout the world, and its implications for communities still living in pre industrial
conditions.” 
Dr Helmut Böttiger, Germany
Studies: Theology, Philosophy, Sociology and Economics. (Dr. Böttiger Verlags GmbH)
Work: Pastor, teacher, trade unionist since 1980 finally translator and publisher 
Wrote books, not politically correct on environmentalism, nuclear energy and politics
See: http://www.spatzseite.com
Translated several books including: 
Nigel Calder, “The Manic Sun-Weather Theories Confounded” and 
“The Chilling Stars, A New Theory of Climate Change.” 
Alan Clague, MBBS BSc FRCPA MTh, Brisbane, Australia
Ex-Director of Chemical Pathology at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
Alan says “Recent human history and past geological history do not support changes in
atmospheric CO2 as a driving force for global warming. The relationship between global
warming and increased atmospheric CO2 is compromised by the fact that increased
temperature causes release of dissolved CO2 from oceans and other effects”. 
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Dr Geoff Derrick BSc Hons , PhD U of Qld,  Australia
Fifty years of diverse geological experience firstly with Government 1964-1980, thence private
sector research and exploration geology. Extensive experience as reviewer of papers
submitted for publication in The Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, and was
awarded ‘Reviewer of the Year’ award in 2009 by the Geological Society of Australia. He is
dedicated to the role of geology and science in greater understanding of global climate
issues. Relevant short papers:
“Australia’s Clean Energy Future - Keep our lights on — the best rate of carbon tax is ZERO”:
http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/submission-carbon-tax-bills-derrick.pdf
“The Prime Minister of Australia should look out of the window of his home town, Sydney, and
observe the evidence of the stable climate and sea levels in the Sydney region”:
http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/turnbull-and-sydney-climate.pdf 
Paul Driessen, USA
Senior policy analyst: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and Congress of Racial
Equality.
Author: “Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death”, 
“Miracle Molecule: Carbon dioxide, Gas of life”, 
“Climate Hoax Exposed” and other books as well as numerous articles on climate change,
fossil fuels and renewable energy, and the economic, human rights, health and welfare
impacts of restricting hydrocarbon use.
www.CFACT.org and http://www.eco-imperialism.com/ 
Professor Emeritus Geoff Duffy,  New Zealand
Fellow of the Royal Society 
Chemical Engineering, University of Auckland, NZ
DEng, PhD, BSc, ASTC Dip, FRSNZ, FIChemE, CEng
Specialist in radiation and humidification. 
Dr Don Easterbrook PhD Professor Emeritus WWUniv USA
Dr Easterbrook has written a dozen books, published more than 185 papers, and has
presented 30 research papers at international meetings in 15 countries.
He was chairman of the 1977 national meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA),
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president of the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of GSA, Associate Editor
of the GSA Bulletin for 15 years, awarded "Distinguished service to the Geological Society of
America”, U.S. representative to the UN International Geological Correlation Program, and
Director of Field Excursions for the 2003 International Quaternary Congress. In 2013, he won
the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Geologic Society. 
In 1999, Easterbrook predicted 25-30 years of global cooling based on ongoing, cyclical,
climatic patterns, and the predicted cooling is now happening. 
He has been featured in two NY Times articles and interviewed on national networks MSNBC,
CNN, CBS, and FOX.  
http://myweb.wwu.edu/dbunny/
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/climate-scientist-who-got-it-right-predicts-20-more-years
global 
Peter Ellis BAppSc (Geology), BA (Econ), Brisbane, Australia
Geologist, economist, environmentalist and land-carer. 
Formerly Co-ordinator General of Queensland, and Director of Environmental Control with the
Queensland State Government. 
Professor Dr Frank Endres, Germany 
Professor of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry
Director of the Institute of Electrochemistry
Clausthal University of Technology".
http://www.deutscherarbeitgeberverband.de/aktuelles/2015/2015_04_13_dav_aktuelles_interview_energiewende.ht
ml
https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=DjohjU4AAAAJ&hl=de
Author of articles on the feasibility of electric cars:
"In a grid powered by cheap nuclear, hydro or coal energy, electric cars, especially with future
better batteries, could be an interesting option. In a grid relying on "Renewables", however,
electric cars make no sense at all, either from a technological or an economic point of view."    
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Dr David Evans, PhD. (Stanford, Elec. Eng.), M.S. (E.E.), M.S. (Stats), B.E., M.A., B.Sc., Perth, Australia Ex-modeller for the Australian Greenhouse Office. The whole alarm over carbon dioxide is based on a recently-discovered modelling error: sciencespeak.com/climate-basic.html.  Solar-induced global cooling is coming soon: sciencespeak.com/climate-nd-solar.html Married to Joanne Nova, joannenova.com.au.
Gordon J. Fulks, PhD Physics, Oregon, USA Astrophysicist, University of Chicago Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research. Geophysicist, Nuclear Weapon Effects, Mission Research Corporation. Climate Physics, Risk Assessments, Integrity of Science. Author of many articles discussing climate issues.
Dr Klaus-Jürgen Goldmann, Dipl.-Geol., Germany Petroleum geologist,  Member of EIKE “There is not a single proof neither in the geological past, nor physical/mathematical evidence, that CO2 controls warming our atmosphere.”
Steve Goreham, B.S., M.S, Illinois, M.B.A. Chicago USA  Steve Goreham is a speaker, an author, a researcher on environmental issues, and an independent columnist.  He is the Executive Director of The Climate Science Coalition of America, a non-political association of scientists, engineers, and citizens dedicated to informing Americans about the realities of climate science and energy economics. He has more than 30 years of experience in Fortune 100 and private companies in engineering and executive roles 
Goreham is the author of two books:  “The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania” and  “Climatism! Science, Common Sense and the Twentieth Century’s Hottest Topic”. More than 100,000 copies of his books are now in print.
Dr Kesten C. Green, PhD, Australia Researcher on forecasting methods for business and public policy decision making. Has led efforts to apply scientific methods to climate forecasting. Has audited the IPCC’s temperature projections and found the methods unscientific and the forecasts invalid. Is responsible, with Scott Armstrong and Willie Soon, for the only forecasts of long-term global mean temperatures that are derived from evidence-based procedures. Has authored one book chapter, five journal articles, and several essays, working papers, and op-eds on climate forecasting and related policy issues, and has testified on them.  For full text of his work, see his CV at kestencgreen.com.
Dr Howard C Hayden, Colorado, USA  Emeritus Professor of Physics, Univ of Connecticut,  Editor and Publisher: www.energyadvocate.com Author of: “A Primer on Renewable Energy” “A Primer on CO2 and Climate”
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“Energy – a Text Book” “Bass Ackwards – How Climate Alarmists confuse Cause with Effect.”
Dr Víctor Manuel Velasco Herrera, PhD, Mexico Specialises in astrophysics, geo-physics, theoretical physics, solar activity, climate change, solar-earth interactions, solar activity, ozone at the Institute of Geophysics. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Victor_Manuel_Velasco_Herrera
Paul Homewood, Climate analyst and historian, USA Qualifications : BA Hons Business Studies Retired Accountant. Blogger on climate and energy issues;  Paul has deeply studied the history of climate, and for the last 5 years has devoted much time to the analysis of official climate data. https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/
Dr Craig Idso, Arizona, USA http://www.co2science.org/about/chairman.php Dr Idso received a B.S. (or BSc) in Geography from Arizona State University, an M.S. (or MSc) in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD from Arizona State University. He is chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change which he founded in 1998. The Center is dedicated to discovering and disseminating scientific information pertaining to the effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide enrichment on climate and the biosphere. Dr Idso’s research has been widely published in journals including Geophysical Research Letters and the Journal of Climate.  http://www.co2science.org/education/reports/reportarch.php During his career Dr Idso has served as Director of Environmental Science for Peabody Energy and at Arizona State University he has done research in the Office of Climatology and lectured in Meteorology. He is author or co-author of several books including:  “The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO շ ”. “Enrichment and CO շ ”,  “Global Warming and Coral Reefs.” As lead author and editor Dr Idso has produced several major reports for the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. 
Dr Madhav Khandekar PH D Meteorology, USA. Former scientist Environment Canada  Expert Reviewer IPCC 2007:  Co-author of the Book: " ABOUT FACE: Why the world needs more CO2. The Failed Science of Global Warming”  (2014), Two Harbors Press USA. http://www.intechopen.com/books/global-warming http://www.intechopen.com/books/global-warming/global-warming-glacier-melt-sea-level-rise-new-perspectives
Klaus L.E. Kaiser, PhD, FCIC, Canada Research Scientist, Natl. Water Research Inst., Burlington, Ontario, Canada, (1972-2002). Editor-in-Chief, Water Quality Research J. Canada, (1992-2002). Formerly also Adjunct Prof., Reviewer/Journal Board Member, etc.  Independent Scientist and Author www.convenientmyths.com
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Dr Wibjörn Karlén, Sweden Professor Emeritus of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology at Stockholm University. After graduating from the University of Stockholm, Dr Karlén studied at the University of Maine where he received an MSc and in 1976 he received a PhD from the University of Stockholm. In 1988 he was appointed Professor in Physical Geography at the University of Stockholm. He is an author of several hundred papers many dealing with climate change and glaciers. His research has involved extensive field work in Scandinavia, Alaska, Antarctica, the Arctic, Mount Kenya, Siberia, Botswana, Svalbard, Tanzania and New Guinea.  www.geoclimate.se 
He is the editor of “Geografiska Annaler.”  Some relevant papers: 
Denton, G.H. and Karlén, W., 1973: Holocene climatic variations - their pattern and possible cause. Quaternary Research 3(2): 155-205.  
Karlén, W. and Denton G.H., 1975: Holocene glacier variations in Sarek National Park, northern Sweden. Boreas 5: 25-56. 
Karlén, W., 1993: Glaciological, sedimentological and paleo-botanical data indicating Holocene climatic change in Northern Fennoscandia. In, Frenzel, B. (Ed.): Oscillations of Alpine and Polar tree limits in the Holocene (234 p.), Gustav Fischer Verlag, p. 69-83. 
Karlén, W., 1998: Climate variations and the enhanced greenhouse effect. Ambio 27(4): 270274. 
Karlén et al. 1999: Glacier fluctuations on Mount Kenya since 6000 cal. Years BP: Implications for Holocene climatic change in Africa. Ambio 28(5): 409-417 
Karlén, W. Fastook, J.L., Holmgren, K., Malmström; M, Matthews, J.A, Odada, E., Risberg, J., Rosqvist, G., Sandgren, P., Shemesh, A., and Westerberg, L.-O., 1999: Holocene glacier fluctuations on Mount Kenya, East Africa, between ~6000 cal. years BP and the present. AMBIO: 409-418. 
Karlén et al. 1999: Glacier fluctuations on Mount Kenya since 6000 cal. Years BP: Implications for Holocene climatic change in Africa. Ambio 28(5): 409-417 
Grudd H., Briffa K.R., Karlén W., Bartholin T.S., Jones P.D. and Kromer B.A., 2002: 7400year tree-ring chronology in northern Swedish Lapland: natural climatic variability expressed on annual to millennial timescales. The Holocene 12 (6): 657-665 
Hormes, A., Karlén, W. and Possnert, G., 2004: Radiocarbon dating of palaeosol components in moraines in Lapland, northern Sweden. Quaternary Science Reviews 23: 2031-2043. 
Karlén, W., 2005: Recent global warming: An artefact of a too-short temperature record. Ambio 34 (3): 263-264. 
Isaksson E., et al. 2005: Two ice-core δ18O records from Svalbard illustrating climate sea-ice variability over the last 400 years. The Holocene 15(4): 501-509 
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Kyoji Kimoto, MEng, Kyushu, Japan Originally an organic chemist specialized in fluorinated ion exchange membranes for ChlorAlkali and fuel cells. Experienced in computer simulation of chemical processes.  Has discovered errors in the AGW theory of the IPCC. “On the confusion of Planck feedback parameters”  Energy & Environment, Vol. 20 (No.7), 1057-10662009) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242279491_On_the_Confusion_of_Planck_Feedback_Parameters  “Will coal save Japan and the world?” Energy & Environment, Vol. 26 (No. 6 & 7), 1055-1067 (2015) http://eae.sagepub.com/content/26/6-7/1055.abstract
Dr George Devries Klein, PhD, PG, FGSA, Guam, USA  Professor Emeritus, Geology, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign 
Dr Klein is a geologist with expertise in sedimentary geology, sedimentary basin analysis and paleoclimatology. His paleoclimatology research includes understanding the climate origin of red beds, the variable input of climate and tectonics on the origin of Pennsylvanian cyclothems where Milankovic orbital signatures are preserved best in areas of high crustal rigidity, and climatic and latitudinal control of deep marine sedimentation. Klein has also demonstrated that human influence on tropical climate is minor compared to natural forcing (First web link below).  
He has published more than 380 refereed papers, abstracts, reviews and reports, including 11 reference books. In addition to serving as founding chairperson of the Division of Sedimentary Geology of the Geological Society of America, Klein served on the editorial boards of the Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Geology, Earth Science Reviews, and Journal of Geodynamics, as well as editorial advisor, geology, McGraw-Hill Yearbook and Encyclopedia of Science and Series Editor, Geology, Prentice-Hall, Inc.  Klein is the recipient of 13 awards for his research including the Lawrence L. Sloss Award of the Geological Society of America, the 1970 Outstanding Paper Award, Society of Sedimentary Research, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Senior Research Fellowship, a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to the Netherlands, an Associateship, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Center for Advanced Study (twice), and a Visiting Fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford University. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2016/70217klein/ndx_klein.pdf.html http://www.sepm.org/CM_Files/SedRec-Book%20Reviews/217-JSR-review-DevriesKlein.pdf  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3jt0eXzAYA http://www.episodes.org/index.php/epi/article/view/79720/61837 
Hans H.J. Labohm,  The Netherlands Hans H.J. Labohm studied Economics and Economic History at the University of Amsterdam.  
After military service, he joined the Ministry of Defence and was posted at the Netherlands Permanent Representation to NATO, Brussels. In 1971, he entered the Netherlands Diplomatic Service and was posted at the Netherlands Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.  
In 1974, he returned to the Netherlands, where he held various functions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. From 1978, he was Deputy Head of the Policy Planning Staff, being responsible for, among other things, long-term in-depth analysis and speech-writing. From 1987-1992 he was Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), and Standing Member of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD in Paris, France. 
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From 1992 - 2005, he was Senior Visiting Research Fellow and Advisor to the Board at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael, The Hague. He is now independent economist and publicist. He was also guest teacher at the Netherlands Defence Academy. He has published many books, articles and papers, mainly in Dutch, but also in English, German and French, on a wide range of issues, primarily in the field of international economics and politics Over the last few years he mainly wrote about climate cum energy issues.  Websites:  http://www.ideasinactiontv.com/tcs_daily/hans-hj-labohm/2004/01/ http://www.dagelijksestandaard.nl/author/hanslabohm/http://climategate.nl/author/labohm/ https://jalta.nl/author/hans-labohm/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Made-Global-Warming-Unravelling-Dogma/dp/0906522250 Some papers:   http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/other/Labohm-What_is_wrong_with_the_IPCC.pdf https://www.novo-argumente.com/autor/hans_labohm  Some videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfVdsJuiTUM 
Dr Jay Lehr, PhD, Chicago USA Science Director, the Heartland Institute. 
• Dr Bill Lindqvist, B.E., PhD, Tiburon, USA.   B.E. Minerals Engineering, University of Otago, New Zealand Ph.D. Applied Geology, Imperial College London Exploration Geologist who has been a student of climate matters for 25 years since being introduced to the subject by Professor Bob Carter. Gives regular presentations on Climate Change History  
Dr Sebastian Luening, Habil, Germany Geologist, co-author of the book  “The Neglected Sun”,  Chief editor of the climate blog: www.kaltesonne.de. 
Michael Limburg, Dipl.Ing, Germany Vizepräsident EIKE (Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie) Vice President European Institute for Climate and Energy
Dr Gerrit J. van der Lingen, New Zealand Geologist/paleoclimatologist. Was a Council member of the International Association of Sedimentologists (1971-1978) and member of the editorial boards of the journals Sedimentary Geology (1972-1982) and Journal of Petroleum Geology (1990-1997).  Took part in Legs 21 (1971) and 30 (1973) of the Deep Sea Drilling Project on the scientific drilling ship “Glomar Challenger”. Important climate change article:  Dr Gerrit J. van der Lingen: “Global Cooling”. SPPI Original paper, February 27, 2014, 36 pages.  Author of the book: “The Fable of a Stable Climate” http://www.book2look.com/book/9780473353490 
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Dr Anthony R. Lupo, Missouri, USA Professor of Atmospheric Science University of Missouri  Has published several papers in Atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics and variability. http://weather.missouri.edu/gcc 
Pr. Dr. István E. Markó, Belgium István E. Markó is currently professor of organic and medicinal chemistry at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. For several years, he has delivered a course to undergraduate students on the chemistry of environment, including chemistry of the atmosphere. His research encompasses organic synthesis, novel methodologies, use of ecologically benign organic transformations, the study of CO2 and its subsequent transformations, including electrochemistry.  http://www.uclouvain.be/groupe-marko He has co-authored two books on climate in French :  “Climat, 15 vérités qui dérangent” (“Climate, 15 Annoying Truths”) and  “La faillite du climatisme” (“The Bankruptcy of the Climate Debate”).  
He has given and still continues to give lectures demonstrating that “climate change” is essentially due to natural phenomena and that the impact of human activities on climate is marginal at best. He writes to several newspapers, is interviewed at the radio and regularly appears at the television. Several of his contributions can be viewed on YouTube. 
• Professor Shigenori Maruyama PhD, Nagoya and Stanford, Japan Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) Tokyo Institute of Technology Studies History of the Earth at Tokyo Institute of Technology http://www.elsi.jp/en/research/interview/maruyama.html 
Dennis Mitchell, Florida, USA Dennis Mitchell has an extensive background in environmental analytical and compliance permitting work. He has been a certified public accountant since 1985 and a qualified environmental professional since 1993. He has retired from consulting in federal taxation and environmental permitting and his lecture post at Troy University. He is still very active with both the International Air & Waste Management Association (lifetime honorary member) also the Institute for Professional Environmental Practice where he has chaired the Ethics Committee for several years and is a frequent lecturer on ethics in the environmental sciences. He serves on several boards for organizations supporting science and engineering education. 
Dr Patrick Moore, Vancouver, Canada Senior Fellow with the Energy, Ecology and Prosperity program at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. He has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 40 years. Dr Moore is a Co-Founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. Following his time with Greenpeace, Dr Moore joined the Forest Alliance of BC where he worked for ten years to develop the Principles of Sustainable Forestry, which have now been adopted by much of the industry. In 2013, he published: “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout – The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist”,  which documents his 15 years with Greenpeace and outlines his vision for a sustainable future.
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https://fcpp.org/sites/default/files/documents/Moore%20%20Positive%20Impact%20of%20Human%20CO2%20Emissions.pdf
Dr Alan Moran, Australia Dr Moran is a noted economist who has analysed and written extensively from a free market perspective: http://www.regulationeconomics.com/ 
Having been closely involved in the development of the Australian electricity market, he has published four books and numerous articles about the interface of energy and environmental policies, including on the effect of climate regulations on the economy. His work includes editing the best-selling book: “Climate Change: The Facts”,and writing the book's key economics chapter. 
Hugh Morgan, AC, Victoria, Australia Graduate in law and commerce,  Prominent Australian businessman, ex-CEO of Western Mining Corporation and other companies. President of the Business Council of Australia from 2003 to 2005. A founding member and later President of the Lavoisier Society: http://www.lavoisier.com.au/articles/climate-policy/science-and-policy/morgan2000-c1.php http://www.lavoisier.com.au/index.php
Dr Nils-Axel Mörner, PhD, Stockholm, Sweden  Geologist, geo-physicist, sea level specialist Former head of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics at Stockholm University  Founder of Independent Committee on Geoethics https://geoethic.com Author of: “The Greatest Lie Ever Told” (2007),  “Planetary Influence on the Sun and the Earth, and a Modern Book-Burning” (Nova, 2015)  and several hundred peer reviewed research papers (many accessible on ResearchGate).  Organizer of the London Conference on:  “Climate Change: Science and Geoethics” (Sept. 2016). 
Dr Lubos Motl, PhD,  Czech Republic Publisher of The Reference Frame,  http://motls.blogspot.com/ (weblog largely on physics).  Co-author of the 2009 NIPCC report and author of “L'Equation Bogdanov”,  
Co-author of “We Are Growing Linear Algebra” (a textbook), and translator of physics books, 20+ technical articles on string theory and numerous semi-technical texts on climate change. 
Lubos says: “Initially I thought the global warming story was plausible. So I decided to "audit" these matters using the tools of a trained scientist. I was surprised by the inconclusive and noisy evolution of the global temperatures, their basically modest magnitude, the self-evident importance of many natural climate drivers, the uncertainty about the trends in the future, and the lack of proof of negative impacts on weather, the environment, or the economy. The ideology and special interests have been unmasked as clearer forces behind the climate panic”. 
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Joanne Nova BSc WA Australia Science writer, blogger, and speaker http://joannenova.com.au Author: “The Skeptics Handbook” http://jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/sh1/the_skeptics_handbook_2-3_lq.pdf  Winner, Best Topical Blog  , 2015 Winner, Lifetime Achievement, Bloggies, 2014 Winner, Best Australian & NZ Blog, 2012 
• Emeritus Professor Ian Plimer, Australia FTSE, FGS, BSc (Hons), PhD. SA Author of the books:  “Heaven and Earth” (2009),  “How to get expelled from School” (2011),  “Not for Greens” (2014),  “Heaven and Hell” (2015) 
Dr. W.C. "Rusty" Riese, Houston, USA B.S. Geology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology M.S Geology, University of New Mexico Ph.D. Geology, University of New Mexico.  Former Senior Geologist, BP Americas,  
Dr Riese is an Adjunct Professor at Rice University and the University of New Mexico. For more than 40 years he worked in both the minerals and petroleum industries as a geologist, geochemist, and manager.  His teaching experience includes 31 years at Rice University where he developed the curricula in petroleum geology and industry risk and economic evaluation. Dr Riese’s publications have covered topics ranging from biogeochemistry, sequence stratigraphy to coal bed methane petroleum systems. He also holds numerous patents.  
Dr. Riese is currently based in Houston, Texas and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Committee on Resource Evaluations.   He says:  
“Having been AAPG’s Distinguished Ethics Lecturer for two years, and having spent three years prior to that working on CO2 sequestration, I was compelled to look at the geologic record, the historical record, and the contemporary observational record of temperatures for the past 120 years. All of these pieces of research led to the same conclusions:  
1) the climate has evolved continuously throughout Earth’s history;  2) our current global temperatures are still lower than both the Roman and Medieval warm periods;  3) the past 120+ years have seen temperatures both rise and fall; and  4) none of the climate models, on which all these dire forecasts are based, has been able to accurately hindcast or forecast temperatures.  
“Geologists study the environments of deposition for sedimentary rocks, ie. we study climate through time. If geologists can’t comment on the historical record via our understanding of the rock record, then no one can.” 
But this was the killer revelation, from a UN insider: “One must free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has nothing to do with environmental policy anymore. …We redistribute the world’s wealth by climate policy.  
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Dr Bernard Rochet, PhD, Edmonton, Canada. Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Linguistics & Speech Science, and Dr Anne Rochet, PhD, Edmonton, Canada Professor Emerita, University of Alberta, aeromechanics. “We are not trained in geology or climatology but our education provided us with a scientific background that allows us to understand climate issues. We applaud the Clexit initiative and are happy to be listed among its supporters.” 
Dr Guy LeBlanc Smith, PhD, MAIG, MAAPG, Brisbane, Australia Retired Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO with a doctorate in sedimentary geology and ancient environmental reconstructions that show climate has always varied naturally. http://carbon-sense.com/2013/11/30/nothing-new-about-climate-change/ http://carbon-sense.com/2011/04/28/waiting-climate-commission/ 
Dr Willie Soon PhD, USA. Dr Soon earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science and his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. An astrophysicist and geoscientist, his research interest is solar influences on the Earth's climate via cloud formation, ocean currents, and wind.  He is co-author with Steven H. Yaskell of: “The Maunder Minimum” and  “The Variable Sun–Earth Connection”.  
He is also co-author, with Sebastian Lüning, of Chapter 2: “Solar Forcing of Climate,” in Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science The Heartland Institute, 2013, a comprehensive critique of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 
Since 1992, Dr Soon has been an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory. He is also receiving editor for New Astronomy in the area of solar and stellar physics. He writes and lectures widely in astronomy and physics and on issues related to the sun, other stars, and the Earth.  
Dr Soon’s honors include a 1989 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholastic Award and a 1991 Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award from the University of Southern California.  
In 2003, he was invited to testify to the U.S. Senate and was also recognised by the Smithsonian Institution for a study on bio-geological and climatic change over the past 1,000 years. In 2004, he received the Petr Beckmann award of the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness for “courage and achievement in defence of scientific truth and freedom.” In 2014, Dr Soon received the “Courage in Defence of Science Award” from the George C. Marshall Institute which was presented at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change held in Las Vegas. 
John Stone, B.Sc (UWA), BA (Oxon) NSW, Australia. John Stone is a Rhodes Scholar for Western Australia, with First Class Honours degrees in Mathematical Physics (UWA) and Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Oxon). 
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Friday, June 24, 2016

BREXIT & RURAL AMERICA

Causes & Effects
Some Candid Comparisons by Jim Beers

It has been fascinating to watch the news for the past 15 hours since the British vote-counting began in their historic referendum (BREXIT) to either remain in or depart the European Union.  As a result of my experience, work history, interests and education; I have been constantly seeing and hearing things that are relevant to Rural America in so many ways that I am compelled to mention them.

British polls and British “establishment” politicians, British power-brokers, British progressive organizations (unions, environmentalists, animal righters, etc.) and even the head (Prime Minister) of the Conservatives and many of his top minions ALL were backing and supremely confident that the Status Quo (increasingly isolated and increasingly unaccountable rule by faceless bureaucrats inhabiting European Union burrows in Brussels) would be not only maintained but strengthened by a demonstration that even a financially well-off country on the fringe of Europe could be browbeaten into accepting both a loss of sovereignty and mandates on everything from open borders to regulations banishing electric teapots (“carbon footprint” don’t you know).

American political polls are simultaneously examining these same large issues and concerns as we approach a Presidential election in 5 months.  While American polls, as is almost always the case, treat Rural America as if it was Narnia, (the invisible country behind the wardrobe in C. S. Lewis’ tale of morality – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) I have found myself wondering how like those British Voters are Rural Americans and their concerns.

Rural Americans are forced to accept, protect, and underwrite all manner of wild animals from deadly and destructive wolves and grizzly bears to insignificant sup-populations of fish, flies, birds etc. They increasingly bear these unbearable burdens as an isolated, growing and unaccountable central government bureaucracy (Washington, DC = Brussels) utilizing and increasing powers never imagined or allowed when they were formed spins into a tyranny.  The image of uniformed bureaucrats, heavily-armed “agents” and politicians hidden in closed carriages; all leading millions of wolves, bears, birds and fish stretched out beyond the horizon into every rural nook and cranny as rural people flee or look on hopelessly is something that will not go away.  It must be an image leftover from the millions of “immigrants” streaming through Hungarian fields or coming ashore in boats that make Cuban or Vietnamese refugee boats look like cruise ships.  All that was missing was Angela Merkel playing a flute at their arrival.

As I listened to the news report rationales for this stunning and surprising (to whom is a fair question) British vote to leave the EU, I wondered how much was due to the reality and results of mandated Islamic migration and resettlement; always treated gingerly and obtusely as “immigration”.  Communities all across America, are likewise concerned about similarly forced and secret “resettlement” (i.e. forced placement of hundreds of thousands un-vetted Moslems largely in rural American communities).  The results of such placements (beheadings, shooting, bombs, etc.), like the results of the death and destruction of large predators and the loss of property and property rights to unjustifiable environmental hokum, receive slanted or no press coverage and citizens speaking out are marginalized as “racists”, “nationalists” and “rednecks” (in the US and whatever bumpkins are called in Britain).

Much has been said about how “Labor” in Britain (otherwise known as Democrat Party in the US) backed staying in the EU.  Much was also said about the “Head” of the “Conservative Party” (i.e. the Prime Minister that rules Parliament and the equivalent of the Republicans in the US).   This Prime Minister is (like in the US) disguised as a leader of an “opposition party and masquerades as an alternative while in reality merely being part of a unitary “establishment” ruling class – again just like in the US.   How like the US “establishment” of both Parties that pass these unjust, un-Constitutional and Draconian laws to enrich themselves by harming a powerless minority (rural Americans) and then (like British political counterparts) whine about why things won’t and can’t change but if you give them your support (and money) they will “take care of things” (“wink, wink; nod, nod” to quote a Monty Python skit).

European nations (?) or “Regions” or “Districts” or “Colonies” or “whatevers” – just like American states - have been AWOL as Brussels has grown their power, forced submission (British radicals have been planning wolf introductions using EU force in Scotland despite any British objections. Wolves are destroying the large European sheep industry and hunting thanks to EU mandates just like in the US.  British rulers, like US politicians (both state and federal) are ready, willing and able to do what US politicians and bureaucrats do – spread death and destruction on rural and urban  communities and then shrug and smirk saying, “it’s the Law”, “tell Brussels” (like Washington), “it’s not MY responsibility”, “we will compensate or defend you” (i.e. hours after the certain disasters), “immigrants ‘need’ help and it is the right thing to do” (this from anti-theist leaders oppressing Christian beliefs), “native cultures are bad, diversity is good, and native ecosystems like human survival of the fittest are what (who?) - God?/ Science?/ Political-Profiteering?/ demands.  US States, like European nations, have been selling their national Treasure and Sovereignty for their personal benefit for too long.  And British voters, when given the chance, have said “enough” we want our country back.

One reporter last night spoke about the “Shy-Tory” phenomenon.  That is evidently someone concerned about friends, family, neighbors, associates, coworkers and others that would vilify them or exclude them if they knew that they (unlike “everyone” else) was going to vote for a Tory or in this case rejecting EU membership.  How many Rural Americans feel the same way about Washington “environmental” bureaucracies?  I am reminded of all the hunters that write me to complain about how I demean TNC, RMEF, DU, PF, etc.; they “buy and save habitat” (plus many very bad things) don’t you know.  I am reminded of a landowner that came out of his seat when I recommended legislation mandating Local (County) approval for any federal or State land acquisition: “they better pay me whatever the government offers or else”.  I am reminded of old friends that complain every time I point out the latest federal hidden agenda, all but screaming that George Soros’ “truth detector” says that isn’t so. I am reminded of state bureaucrats and professors telling me quietly after I speak that they agree but there isn’t anything “we” can do.  I remember an old friend once telling me as we waited in a brackish slough for some geese returning from feeding, “yeah you are right but pretty soon all this hunting, fishing and trapping will be outlawed – I just hope it isn’t before I die”.  While I could go on here at length, I wonder how many such incidents of intimidation and cowardice some Brexit supporter could cite?  Yet, they (including the “Shy-Tories) stood tall yesterday!

Rural America is exactly like Britain:
-       Washington, like Brussels, has become a remote and unaccountable force robbing persons of their rights, nationality and community governments.
-       Wolves, grizzly bears and a host of other critters whose contrived status goes unchallenged is just like overwhelming forced introduction of immigrants ostensibly to help the “endangered” but in reality clusters of problems irresolvable at the Local level and strategically placed (with no recourse) to reinforce “establishment” bureaucrats, politicians and policies.
-       A government and media-distorted reality that would make Goebbels or Stalin proud emerges whenever government-created immigrants or government-introduced and protected animals cause death, destruction, or loss of traditional rights and culture.
-       States, like European national governments, have become merely tax pits employing enablers and “partners” of far off and untouchable central powers formed to be helpful entities with specific responsibilities and that have in turn become like Sumo Wrestlers pushing everyone else aside and down.
-       Radical organizations and lobbyists have easily (due to the lack of accountability and responsibility found in elected officials closest to the governed) taken control of Washington and Brussels like some African or South American dictator originally elected for some necessary quality that quickly evolves into a tyrannical “president-for-life” (actually president-for-me-and-my-friends) rule.
-       That Brits did this without “firing a shot” or simply stealing into the night leaving succeeding generations little more than serfdom under nameless and faceless bureaucrats is a modern wonder to say the least.

Rural Americans that are bearing the brunt of Washington perfidy get no vote to “RA-EXIT” because they are everywhere (with only a few exceptions) outvoted overwhelmingly by urban and suburban voters who see rural issues as minor matters that do not affect them and who accept all the “scientific” gobbledygook (“Natives Only” – for animals not citizens or culture -, “Wilderness”, “Endangered (fill-in-the-blank)”, “Ecosystem Requirement”) and the simmering “hatred” (the correct word) of hunters, trappers, timber management, range management, wildlife management and control, ranchers, rural prosperity, private property, and rural values and culture.  It is as if the British “establishment” and “betters” could allow and count German votes in deciding whether or not Britain could leave the EU.

Yet, British voters said “EXIT” loud and clear despite Scotland and N Ireland and parts of London.  In spite of all the whining today about N Ireland citizens soon needing passports to go to work in the Republic of Ireland and the turbulence in stocks, money values and banking; they have opted to work through that for – Liberty, and Control of and Responsibility for Their Own Sovereign Destiny.  Britain has done what the US did in 1776, only peacefully; since the EU lacks a world-call Army to put down such a challenge to far-off and unaccountable government arbitrarily and increasingly oppressing those they should protect and encourage.

Rural America is evidently like those early English subjects in America; a cross-section of firebrands; those not yet harmed and hoping to go unnoticed; those hoping “their” connections will protect them; those “establishment” folks willing to make everyone else endure whatever “the establishment” demands; and those that came together, not as “Shy-Freedom Fighters” but as the militias cited in the 2nd Amendment.

The amount of harm being done to British citizens in recent years by Brussels; like the harms being done to Rural Americans by Washington which (as we see) when left unchecked grows like some “blob” in a cheap 1950’s B&W Grade B Sci-Fi movie shown on Late Night TV and, like those movies imply, will eventually destroy everything.  British voters have done something about it while Rural America remains in a vise being steadily tightened by Washington politicians, bureaucrats, scientists and radical anti-American organizations with many very bad agendas both hidden and apparent.

What lessons can Rural Americans and all Americans learn concerning the growing loss of Rights, Liberties, Culture and Traditions we are all watching slip away to a rogue central government no longer accountable or responsive to Constitutional rule?  I don’t know, but watching all the BREXIT reporting suggests there is a lot we are not seeing yet that may emerge as things we could well emulate from our brethren “across the pond”!

May Britain prosper and may others learn from her example.

Jim Beers
24 June 2016
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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.
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