Albert Jacobs

Albert F. Jacobs

 Credentials 

  •  M.Sc.
  •  P.Geol.

Source: [1]

 Background

Albert F. Jacobs is a Geologist and a retired oil-explorations manager. His is also the co-founder, spokesperson, and former director of the Friends of Science (FoS). [2]

Stance on Climate Change

“…to this day, there is no scientific proof that human-caused C02 is the main cause of global warming.” [3] 

Key Quotes

“It should be realized that 'human-caused global warming' is a dogma that underlies 'Kyoto'. It has never been proven.” [1]

Key Deeds

January, 2009

Jacobs wrote a complaint (PDF) to the CBC regarding their broadcast of “An Inconvenient Truth,” describing it as a “propaganda video.”

March, 2008

Listed as an endorser of the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change. [4]

The declaration suggests that no action should be taken to curb climate change and that “human-caused climate change is not a global crisis.”

January, 2003

Helped draft the global warming policy statement for the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG). The statement asserted that: [5]

1. Global climate change is constant throughout history.
2. Humans have contributed CO2, but there is no correlation between global temperatures and atmospheric CO2.
3. Global warming temperature models are flawed.
4. Climate change is natural.

The statement referenced skeptical scientists including Sallie Baliunas, John Daly, and Chris de Freitas.

 Affiliations 

 Publications

  • Albert F. Jacobs and Gerrit van der Lingen, “The Dutch and the Sea Level Rise” (PDF),  De Krant, February 2011. Republished by the Friends of Science.

This article argues that global warming has no affect on sea levels, and that estimates by the UN IPCC on rising sea levels were “uncertain and politically motivated projections” as well as “unnecessarily alarming.”

  • “If Kyoto is so Flawed, Why do so Many Scientists and Politicians Support it?” (PDF). National Citizens Coalition, July 2007. Republished by Friends of Science.

 Resources

  1. “If Kyoto is so Flawed, Why do so Many Scientists and Politicians Support it?” (PDF), National Citizens Coalition, July 2007. Republished by Friends of Science.

  2. In the beginning: Friends of Science, Talisman Energy and the de Freitas brothers,” Deep Climate, December 2, 2009.

  3. Charles Montgomery. “Mr. Cool,” Globe and Mail, August 12, 2006. Republished at charlesmontgomery.ca.

  4. QUALIFIED ENDORSERS NOT AT CONFERENCE,” International Climate Science Coalition. Accessed January, 2012.

  5. CSPG BACKGROUNDER TO GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE” (PDF), friendsofginandtonic.org.

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Disruption

This is a guest post by Zach Roberts.

As a documentary producer, I watch more than my fair share of environmental protest documentaries — probably about 20 a year. And almost all of them have the same, vague message: we need to do something!

Their scenes re-play like a bad video montage in my mind: earnest young people speaking at podiums, boring climatologists rambling on about the coming end of the world, forest fires, melting ice shelves, you know how it goes. In the lefty journalism world, we call this “preaching to the choir.”

Then there's Disruption,...

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