Claude Allègre is a courageous man, besides being a former government minister and a scientist. And unlike most public figures in France, he is not afraid to speak his mind on the climate issue.
His new book, L’imposture climatique is a more than welcome diatribe against the ecologically correct and constructivist establishment.
For non-French readers, here are a some instructive excerpts (my translation).
On the title:
”It is an imposture to claim that we can foresee the global climate in a century. (…) The second imposture is that there is anthropogenic warming through CO2 emissions.”
What about the supposed relationship and Al Gore?
”The equation between temperature and CO2 variations is simply false. The famous hockey stick curb is false.” (…) ”Everything is false in [Al Gore’s] assertions, yet he presents them as … demonstrations.”
Or just to drive home the argument, an excerpt from the book:
”I don’t use the word ’climate imposture’ lightly. Every time that independent thinkers with a solid scientific background have examined the dossier of ’global warming’ they have either expressed doubt or refuted the alarmist theses of the IPCC.”