Monday, March 1st 2010, 2:30 PM EST
Dear Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent of the Financial Times
Many thanks for the interest in the ClimateRealists.com site, this is an English site and not as you would think by the time zone information, from the USA. We had noticed some time ago that the biggest user of CR is from the USA and we thought it would be better to display the Clock with EST rather then GMT, so users can easily see how long a posting had been on display.
The term "Climate Realists" has been used for a couple of years, we like to think it depicts someone who cares about the environment and the climate and has an understanding of "real" green issues that benefit mankind. After all, why would people want to live in a polluted world that contaminates the air we breathe and food we eat and not to recycle minerals back to the Earth again. Then also submit to a "green tax" that is deemed to be "scientifically" reliable and produced on the basis that the more you pay the less the world will heat up, when there is actually NO scientific basis to substantiate such a payment.
We should all try and promote a better understanding and be more open as to what has made the world warm in recent years, and that should be done with the aid of science and NOT politics.
The ClimateRealists.com site promotes the work and material of "Climate Realists" around the world, as most of the MSM seem to have pulled rank to stifle any climate scepticism in regard to "Man Made Climate Change". We are glad to say a few months ago two UK tabloid newspapers (The Daily Mail & Daily Express) changed their mind set to follow a more open view in regard to the controversy that surrounds "ClimateGate" and also what "Climate Realists" have to say as far as why the Earth has warmed and cooled in the past and indeed why the Earth will warm and cool again in the future. It goes without saying that we congratulate The Daily Mail & Daily Express for their sympathetic understanding to this cause. We hope you at the Financial Times will also become more open to scepticism and drop the absurd notion that "Man Made" CO2 is causing the Earth to heat up and anything that is said in opposition is discounted to be from people who deny the moon landing or say that the Earth is flat.
When we communicate to the critics of our site we often go on to say "Science has to stand up to scepticism", somewhere in that statement there lies an "Inconvenient truth", never before has there been an opposing scientific point of view made whereby the media have regarded the Politics more important then the Science.
In the 2001 IPCC report it says: -
There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.
If you can find the scientific observed data that supported this statement your more then welcome to come back and show us, the FACT is there is NO scientific observed data, this statement from the IPCC is just an assumption.
To answer your last question: Public polls
It is thanks to the Internet with sites like ours, that the general public are better educated in regard to "Man Made Climate Change".
It is also little wonder there is an increase in scepticism, the media who continue to stifle debate are no better then an Ostrich who buries it's head in the sand, all you will see is what you want to see, and that is nothing!