Tuesday, December 8, 2009
On the second day of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, a group of skeptics is meeting in the Danish capital to counterbalance the main event.
The group has laid down the gauntlet to the intergovernmental panel on climate change, saying that: if is the world is warming because of manmade factors, if the glaciers are melting and the sea level is going to rise – then prove it using the science you have come up with and we will counter it with our science.
The purpose of the forum is to reach a political agreement to cut global emissions on greenhouse gas by 2020. The major sticking point is the role poor countries will play and how they will purchase the new technologies needed to cut emissions.
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There is still time to strike a deal, as the conference will last for another couple of weeks, but some are not in the Danish capital to support the deal.
Professor Cliff Ollier, a Professor of Geology from the University of Western Australia who focuses on ice caps and glaciers, came to Copenhagen to have his say on the connection between glaciers and the rising sea level.
“The whole mechanism of glacial flow has nothing to do with the rising temperature or carbon dioxide,” says the professor.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 10:25 am