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What a stupid film. Typical of Curtis to put his name to guff like this
rather than certain newspapers/discredited scientists/Michael Crichton/other assorted types
Well, it turns out that they're hardly credible: http://birdbrainscan.blogspot.com/2009/07/great-climate-skeptics-swindle.html
"Even the subset of “Manhattan Declaration endorsers who are climate science specialists or scientists in closely related fields” isn’t what it seems.
Of the 197 names on it…
52 are retired (others may be but haven’t declared it). That includes 25 of the 67 professors.
26 have only a Diploma, an undergraduate degree (BSc or similar) or a masters (MSc or similar).
At least 14 seem to have no formal qualifications, or at least haven’t reported any (both the Berniers, Watts, Setek, Taylor, Roseman, Peden, Mogil, Meyer, Mackey, Hays, Goldenberg, Coniglio, Coleman).
So the 197 is down to 105.
Of the 105, there are at least 8 noted cranks/industry lobbyists with no climatological or similar experience: Ball, Coffman, Corbyn, Gray, the 2 Idsos and Wojick.
That leaves 97. Of these, there are 30 who don’t seem to be related to climatology or related sciences. I think I’ve been pretty generous with the names not on the following list (provided for your reference, since it’s just a value judgement made by me), but I accept that I may have made some errors.
Anyway, assuming my list is accurate, that would take it down to 67.
67 people who have jobs or titles which suggest that they are in some way involved in climatology or related fields and who I haven’t checked the veracity of. That’s less than 10% of the headline figure claimed by the Manhattan folks (and under a third of the ‘cliamtologists et al’ list and really not all that impressive.
The 30 who don’t seem to be climate-related:
Andresen, Bhat, Sutherland Brown, Chilingar, Clover, Crockford, Dacol, Douglass, Engene, Essenhigh, Evans, Goklany, Goldberg, Gray, Hammons, Hebert, Jaworowski, Kvalheim, Lippmaa, Marohasy, McFarquhar, Meleon, Monce, Motl, Robinson, Shehu, Sprott, Stilbs, Szalecki, Yakymyshyn."
Wasn't it 97% of all leading climatologists that belive that global warming is happening, and that it's man-made?
peter crouch tho.