These GEITP pages have covered not only gene-environment interactions but also fraud and corruption involving gene-environment interactions. One such example, often discussed herein, has been the governmental policy to support the Linear No-Threshold (LNT) Model — although experimental evidence is lacking (and has been insufficient since the 1920s). The result has been billions and billions of dollars spent, and so much wasted time and effort in carcinogen- and toxicant-testing based on the LNT since the 1960s.
A second example is the supposed “anthropogenic global warming” (AGW), first declared in the 1980s; AGW advocates decided to change the name of this political/environmental movement in 2009 to “climate change”, because no substantial further global warming has been observed since 1997. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by the United Nations (UN) as a group of scientists, chosen by governments and other large groups around the world, to study “the chance that humans might be causing the Earth to heat up unnaturally.” [Note that their directive is NOT to study the natural causes of climate change — which has been occurring every century on Earth since it first formed, 4.54 billion years ago.] As further proof of the political nature of the IPCC, this organization shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore, who has no training in any discipline related to climate science. The result has been trillions of dollars spent since the 1980s in the US, the EU and Australia, and so much wasted time and effort on a hypothesis that has yet to provide any scientific evidence.
In contrast, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to understand all causes and consequences of climate change. Because they are not “predisposed to believe” climate change is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, they are able to look at evidence that the IPCC has chosen to ignore. Because the NIPCC is not funded by any government, they are not biased toward the assumption that “greater government activity is necessary to stop climate change.” In other words, the NIPCC represents science whereas the IPCC represents a political agenda.
NIPCC originated during a 2003 meeting in Milan, organized by the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), a nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington, Virginia. SEPP was founded in 1990 by Dr. S. Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist from the University of Virginia; following Dr. Singer’s retirement in 1992, SEPP became incorporated. NIPCC is currently a joint project of SEPP, The Heartland Institute, and the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.
NIPCC has produced 13 reports to date (these can all be downloaded from the internet):
**Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate
**Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)
**Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report
**Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science
**Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts
**Scientific Critique of IPCC’s 2013 ‘Summary for Policymakers’
**Commentary and Analysis on the Whitehead & Associates 2014 NSW Sea-Level Report
**Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming
**Written Evidence Submitted to the Commons Select Committee of the United Kingdom Parliament
**NIPCC vs IPCC
**Chinese Translation of Climate Change Reconsidered
**Global Warming Surprises: Temperature data in dispute can reverse conclusions about human influence on climate
**Data versus Hype: How Ten Cities Show
**Sea-level Rise Is a False Crisis
Climate Change Reconsidered II Fossil Fuels is therefore the latest book, published in January 2019 — written by SEPP and the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change — representing the 5th edition in the CCR series. The following citation should be used for this report:
Bezdek, R., Idso, C.D, Legates, D., and Singer, S.F. (Eds.) 2019. Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels. Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). Arlington Heights, IL: The Heartland Institute
The print version is black and white. You can download this color version (for free) online at: