|London, 24 Apr 2002.
For immediate release.
Environmental activists are blaming the Bush administration, as expected, but the voting margin shows that discontent with Watson ranges far wider, and most commentators agree that he orchestrated his own demise.
Watson's outspoken advocacy of the environmentalist agenda was at odds with the views of thousands of independent scientists worldwide, and equally at odds with the evidence available from satellites and balloon measurements showing the true extent of climate change. Observers point out that such clouded objectivity led to IPCC reports designed not to reflect the true consensus but to ram home man-made global warming orthodoxy for political reasons.
ABD Environment Spokesman, Bernard Abrams, commented:
"This is good news for the planet, and its much-maligned inhabitants. Both scientists and observers have realised for some time that natural human concern for the environment was being abused for purely political ends. This has now been confirmed with Watson's welcome demise.
The ABD calls on political leaders in the UK and Europe to take stock of the real evidence on climate change and its true causes, and review as a matter of extreme urgency policies such as our own extortionate level of fuel duty and CO2 based 'road tax' scheme, as well as the climate change levy hitting businesses."
See also PR 287 to read why human attempts to influence climate will fail
For unequivocal evidence of political interference in IPCC reports go to PR 275
To see the overwhelming evidence for climate change as a natural phenomenon go to PR 274
For further research evidence absolving mankind of blame, go to PR 266
To see how extreme weather cannot be blamed on mankind's activites, go to PR 267
To read about CURRENT GLOBAL COOLING go to PR 237