"Governments will lose elections over this issue. From a policy perspective it is a situation where you can only lose because any government will be faced with the reality that their policies don't match the rhetoric. Where does that leave policy-makers?
It leaves them looking very exposed. But that's the price you pay for exaggerating a risk that you actually cannot address. Politicians have cornered themselves. They have dug themselves into such a hole that there is no way out."
Dr Benny Peiser, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, November 2006
Dr Habibullo Abdussamatov, Head of Space Research, Pulkovo Observatory, St Petersburg, January 2007.
"We have the highest solar activity we have had in 1,000 years. Evidence from ice cores show this happening long in the past."
Professor Henrik Svensmark, climate scientist, The Danish National Space Centre and author, The Chilling Stars: A new theory of climate change.
"Sun spot activity has reached a 1,000 year high."
Climate scientists affiliated to the Max Planck Institute, Gottingen, Germany.
"Sea levels have been rising steadily since the peak of the last Ice Age about 18,000 years ago. The total rise since then has been four hundred feet...For the last 5,000 years or so, the rate of rise has been about seven inches per century."
"The Medieval and Roman warmings, with their intervening cold periods, present a huge problem for the advocates of man-made global warming. If the Medieval and Roman occurred warmer than today - without greenhouse gases, what would be so unusual about modern times being warm as well?"
"The temperatures at the North and South Poles are lower now than they were in 1930. The Antarctic Peninsula, the finger of land pointing north towards Argentina (and the equator) has been getting warmer...The other 97 percent of Antarctic has been cooling since the mid-1960s."
S. Fred Singer, Distinguished Research Professor, George Mason University and Dennis Avery, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute and co-authors Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years.
"Climate prediction is complex, with many uncertainties. The AASC recognizes climate prediction is an extremely difficult undertaking. For time scales of a decade or more, understanding the empirical accuracy of such prediction - called 'verification' - is simply impossible, since we have to wait a decade or more to assess the accuracy of the forecasts."
The American Association of State Climatologists.
"There is not such thing as consensus science. If it's a consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't a consensus. Period. The greatest scientists in the world are great precisely because they broke with the consensus."
Environmentalism has alread killed somewhere between 10-30 million people since the 1970s."
Michael Crichton, Science writer and author 'State of Fear'.
"The positive aspects of global warming appear to have been downplayed."
A UK House of Lords report on the science of Kyoto
The European Union has established by fiat that a two-degree rise in global temperatures would be quite dangerous. However, this data is not scientifically sound."
Yuri Izrael, Vice President of the International Panel on Climate Change, the body responsible for the Kyoto Protocol.
Q. "Don't you believe that we're ruining our planet?"