"Global warming-at least the modern nightmare version - is a myth. I am sure of it and so are a growing number of scientists. But what is really worrying is that the world's politicians and policy makers are not" - David Bellamy, Daily Mail, July 9, 2004
Nor are the world's media. Maybe it's because end-of-the-world stories make good headlines.
For some time now the believers have been perpetrating the myth that the science of global warming is settled.
"The scientists are virtually screaming from the rooftops now. The debate is over! There's no longer any debate in the scientific community about this", trumpets the high priest of the global warming religion, Al Gore.
Well Al, then how about these scientists?
"I am a sceptic.. Global warming has become a new religion" - Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaver.
[Warming fears are the ] "worst scientific scandal in history...When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists" - IPCC Japanese scientist Dr Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical chemist.
"It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don't buy into anthropogenic global warming" - U.S. Government Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of the NOAA.
"I am convinced that the current alarm over carbon dioxide is mistaken... Fears about man-made man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science." - Physicist Dr. Will Happer, Professor at the Department of Physics, Princeton University.
"Gore prompted me to start delving into the science again and I quickly found myself in the sceptic camp... Climate models can at best be useful for explaining climate changes after the fact." - Dutch Meteorologist Hajo Smit, a former member of the UN IPCC committee who reversed his belief in man-made warming to become a sceptic.
"All those urging action to curb global warming need to take off the blinkers and give some thought to what we should do if we are facing global cooling instead." - Geophysicist and former NASA astronaut, Dr. Phil Chapman.
"Earth has cooled since 1998 in defiance of the predictions by the UN IPCC... The global temperature for 2007 was was the coldest in a decade and the coldest of the millennium. which is why 'global warming' is now called 'climate change.'" - Climatologist Dr. Richard Keen of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado.
The above is just a small selection of quotes and highlights from the updated 2008 Senate Minority Report featuring over 650 international scientists dissenting from man-made climate fears. The 650 dissenting scientists are more than 12 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.