Independent Committee on Geoethics

Philip Foster

Philip Foster

Credentials

  • Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. [1]
  • Theology, University of Cambridge. [1]

Background

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Piers Corbyn

Piers Corbyn

Credentials

  • B.Sc. in Physics, Imperial College London. [1]
  • M.Sc. in Astrophysics, Queen Mary College, University of London. [2]

Background

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Exclusive: UN, EU Agencies Reject Ties to Conference Hijacked by Climate Science Deniers

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Christopher Monckton speaking on 'genocidal climate science' at a London meeting in 2016

On the face of it, the climate science conference scheduled for the romantic Italian city of Rome looks like any other.

The organizers, India-based ConferenceSeries, promise their “4th World Conference on Climate Change” will attract “world class experts” from across the planet.

Anticipating “more than 500 participants,” the event claimed to have an organizing committee with representatives from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the European Space Agency, and the European Environment Agency (EEA).

But a DeSmog investigation reveals the event is being hijacked by a group of climate science deniers who have previously claimed they want to investigate climate scientists for fraud and have dismissed human-caused climate change as a hoax.

Since being contacted by DeSmog, both the WMO and the EEA have issued statements distancing themselves from the three-day conference, scheduled to start on October 19.

Independent Committee on Geoethics

Independent Committee on Geoethics (ICG)

Background

The Independent Committee on Geoethics (ICG) was founded on October 17, 2015, at the “International Conference on Geoethics” in Prague, according to its website. [1]

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Exclusive: Darwin's Descendant Attacks Climate Science Deniers For Appointing Great Naturalist As 'Honorary President'

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You might have seen how climate science deniers like to compare themselves to scientific greats of the past to try to lend their arguments a degree of credibility.

One of their favourites is Galileo, the great Italian astronomer and physicist who was persecuted by the Catholic church for promoting the theory that the Sun and planets did not revolve around the Earth, but the other way around. 

Now in an example of previously uncharted overreach, one group of climate science deniers is trying to co-opt the great British naturalist Charles Darwin.

Despite Darwin having died more than 130 years ago, the newly formed and very fancy-sounding Independent Committee on Geoethics (ICG) has appointed the father of the theory of evolution by natural selection as its Honorary President.

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