Gerhard Gerlich

Gerhard Gerlich

 Credentials 

  • Ph.D in Physics (1970).
  • Diploma in Physics, Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany (1967).

Source: [1]

 Background

Gerhard Gerlich teaches Mathematical Physics at the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina (Institut für Mathematische Physik) in Braunschweig, Germany.

Gerlich co-wrote a 2007 paper titled “Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics” that has been widely cited in the skeptic community as refutation for the existence of man-made global warming.

Stance on Climate Change

“…the CO2-greenhouse effect of the earth atmosphere is pure fiction of people who like to use big computers, without physical fundamentals.” [2]

Key Quotes

“The main strategy of modern CO2-greenhouse gas defenders seems to hide themselves behind more and more pseudo explanations, which are not part of the academic education or even of the physics training.” [3]

Key Deeds

July 7, 2007

Gerlich published a paper titled “Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics” in the International Journal of Modern Physics (IJMP).

The paper has was widely cited in the skeptic community as refutation for the existence of man-made global warming and has been mentioned by many skeptical science sites like Climate Research News and Greenie Watch.

Another article, also published by the International Journal of Modern Physics (this in 2010), thoroughly refutes the Gerlich and Tscheuschner paper. Other sources have since released refutations or responses (for example, here and here). [4]

December, 2007

Gerlich is a signatory to an open letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon which concludes that “Attempts to prevent global climate change from occurring are ultimately futile, and constitute a tragic misallocation of resources that would be better spent on humanity's real and pressing problems.” [5]

November, 1995

Spoke at the Leipzig Conference on Climate Change. His speech was titled “Die physikalischen Grundlagen des Treibhauseffektes und fiktiver Treibhauseffekte” or “The physical fundamentals of the greenhouse effect and fictitious greenhouse effects.” [6]

Gerlich signed the subsequent Leipzig Declaration on Climate Change. The declaration states that “there does not exist today a general scientific consensus about the importance of greenhouse warming from rising levels of carbon dioxide. In fact, most climate specialists now agree that actual observations from both weather satellites and balloon-borne radiosondes show no current warming whatsoever…”

 Affiliations 

 Publications

The original report was published July 30, 2007. A revised version was published  January 6, 2009. There is also an approved non-technical summary (PDF) written by Hans Schreuder June 24, 2008.

 Resources

  1. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Gerlich, Institut für Mathematische Physik der Technischen Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig.” Muslim-Markt. April18, 2007.

  2. “The physical fundamentals of the greenhouse effect and fictitious greenhouse effects.”  Speech given at the November, 1995 Leipzig Conference on Climate Change. As quoted by Sourcewatch.org.

  3. “Falsification of the Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within the Frame of Physics” (PDF). Version 4.0. International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 23, No. 3 (30 January 2009), 275-364.

  4. COMMENT ON 'FALSIFICATION OF THE ATMOSPHERIC CO2 GREENHOUSE EFFECTS WITHIN THE FRAME OF PHYSICS',” International Journal of Modern Physics B, Volume: 24, Issue: 10(2010) pp. 1309-1332

  5. Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations,” December 13, 2007. Republished by the Science and Public Policy Institute.

  6. Die physikalischen Grundlagen des Treibhauseffektes und fiktiver Treibhauseffekte,” INSTITUT FÜR MATHEMATISCHE PHYSIK. Accessed December 14, 2011.

  7. Gerhard Gerlich,” SourceWatch profile.

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