Internationally acclaimed Perth-based environmental scientist, David Archibald, will visit the Czech Republic this week to meet with the country’s leader, Vaclav Klaus. The pair will discuss climate and energy issues.
Mr Archibald is recognised as one of the world’s leading climate change sceptics. His theory that change in the Earth’s climate is caused by the solar (or sunspot) cycle, rather than by human activity, is gaining widespread attention.
The Czech President has been vocal in stating that the implementation of legislation based on global warming theory is a dangerous infringement of personal liberty.
Mr Archibald’s arguments are based on his detailed studies of the solar cycle.
The current cycle, Solar Cycle 24, commenced in December 2008 and has been unusually weak. Mr Archibald believes that this will cause the planet’s climate to continue to cool for at least the next twenty years.
His work on the heating effect of carbon dioxide, showing that its effect is minuscule, has also influenced the debate on climate.
This week’s meeting promises to be an interesting one. Both men have published books on their work.
Mr Archibald said he was excited to meet the Czech President. “Mr Klaus is one of the few world leaders willing to take a positive stance on this critical issue. His views on the politics of global warming have been vindicated by the Climategate emails, and scientifically his stance is supported by the global cooling that has been underway since 2003.”
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