The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine has organized the OISM petition which has been signed by over 32,000 people in the US with a BSc or higher qualification. This is conceded by Skeptical Science which is a website set up by alarmists to take on the blogs of the independent climate science comentariat. The signatories agree with these statements:
The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.
The site offered some counter-arguments. First, the signatories represent only a tiny fraction of all US science graduates.
True enough but it appears that they have done their homework and they feel obliged to make a protest against the way that the governments of the world are heading. They refute the claim that the overwhelming consensus among qualified scientists favours alarmism. There is no single climate science, there are probably a dozen or a score of disciplines involved and people who are scientifically literate in any of those disciplines are quite capable of matching scientists who carry the label of “climate scientist” because that is the bin where their funding is sourced.
There are many issues casting doubt on the validity of this petition. On investigation, attempts to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change often appear to have ideological roots, vested business interests or political sponsors.
Great argument! (pot and kettle)
The claims made for the OISM petition do not withstand objective scrutiny, and the assertions made in the petition are not supported by evidence, data or scientific research.
To the contrary, despite the volume of publications that purport to support alarmism [sorry to frighten you on your way to bed], there is enough published evidence, even in some of the papers in the scientific reports of the IPPC, to refute the case for alarmism, certainly to demolish the claim that the science is settled.
97% of climate scientists agree that humans are causing the climate to change, and that anthropogenic greenhouse gases are causing global changes to the climate. Check out the sources and laugh!