“We cannot solely rely on abundant gas to solve the climate change problem. The climate change problem requires a climate change solution. Abundant gas could be great for any number of things, but it is not going to solve the climate change problem.”read more
MSc., 1974, Free University of Brussels, Ph.D., 1985, Free University of Brussels 
Stance on Climate Change
Alain Préat, a known climate skeptic, has been quoted saying [climate] science lost its 'capital S' in the 1990s when it became a politicized and “economic issue.”  He also believes that unanimity in science, results in a lack of credibility in the scientific community.  Préat believes that the scientific community is divided on the issue of climate change , when in fact 97% of climate scientists agree humans are the “forcer.”
“All sectors of our society are affected and affect both demographics, industries, energy choices, biodiversity, etc.. Faced with this complexity related to too many players operating in very remote disciplines, the issue of climate change is present today in the form of a clear message. In addition, the scientific community is divided and throws a disorder in the media and political connections that do not have the skills to resolve peacefully. Climate change has become familiar to many people who identify as a major current issues. Why so much passion?” 
“I find it very surprising that already in the work of the IPCC, we ask scientists to reach consensus on the texts. Scientists lose all credibility if they are unanimous.” 
“The “climate skeptics” do not belong to any international organization (they are not subsidized), it is many university professors or high schools, who argue their studies through scientific articles rank -A (“peer-to-peer”), books and interviews. According to them another source of climate change should be considered and the current change, they do not deny, is fleeting.” 
April 13, 2013
Alain Préat publishes his co-authored paper entitled, “Double Standards in Climate Change” on the Global Warming Policy Foundation's website. The journal claims, “Questioning the impact of mankind on climate change is evidently still a taboo in the French-speaking world.” 
Laurence Van Ruyumbeke, ”Global Warming: The underside of controversy.” Accessed May 1, 2013.
István E. Markó, Alain Préat, Henri Masson and Samuel Furfari, “Belgian Scientists: Double Standards in Climate Change.” Accessed May 1, 2013.