Global environmental challenges
Climate skeptics hold their own Copenhagen conference
With the world’s eyes firmly fixed on the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen it is easy to forget that there remains a significant group of scientists and politicians who do not accept that humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause of climate change.
These climate skeptics are in Copenhagen too and they held their own two-day conference not far from the Bella Center, home of the main summit. The Copenhagen Climate Challenge brought together a cluster of scientists who believe the real causes of climate change are being overlooked, ignored and even purposefully distorted.
They presented their evidence and called on world leaders to recognise that there is in fact no scientific consensus on climate change and asked that their dissenting views are given a fair hearing.
We spoke to some of the attendees. Here is a video clip of Craig Rucker, Director of the Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), the organisers of the Climate Challenge Conference, and another of Professor Niklas Nils-Axel Mörner, an expert on world sea levels.