|By PR Newswire||
|October 22, 2013 02:40 PM EDT||
See here for ICSC scientists' corrections of Mr. Gore.
OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - "Al Gore's approach in 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon is backwards," said Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). "Instead of focusing on helping vulnerable people prepare for and adapt to climate change in the present, Gore concentrates on trying to stop climate change that may happen decades in the future."
New Zealand-based Terry Dunleavy, ICSC founding chairman and strategic advisor added, "According to the Climate Policy Initiative, only 5% of the $97 billion spent across the world each year on climate finance goes to helping people cope with climate change today. The rest goes to trying to stop global warming forecast by flawed computer simulations. Valuing the lives of people yet to be born more than those suffering now is immoral, especially since we don't know the future of climate change."
ICSC Energy Issues Advisor Bryan Leyland of New Zealand said, "Gore says we must focus on reality. Reality says that the world has not warmed for the last 17 years even as carbon dioxide, the gas Gore blames for climate disruption, has risen 8%. Reality says that we are near a record low for hurricanes, and other extreme weather is not generally increasing in severity or frequency."
Leyland concluded, "ICSC scientists explain here that Gore's claims about science are either wrong or unknown."
SOURCE International Climate Science Coalition