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Climate change ‘dogma’ challenged

August 15th, 2019

A pro-government scientist defies the ruling international carbon-emission consensus and agrees with President Trump’s scepticism on the issue.

In Magyar Nemzet, geophysicist László Csaba Szarka calls the widely accepted notion that global warming is caused by man-made carbon emissions ‘a dogma’. He quotes recently deceased Belgium based Hungarian chemist István Markó who labelled the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ‘a political rather than scientific’ body which refuses to discuss arguments contradicting its statements. The IPCC’s stance on the impact of carbon emissions, Professor Markó wrote, is based on models which have no empirical basis and has therefore no scientific value. Szarka writes that global warming is only partly due to CO2 emissions, while what he calls its main causes, including heightened solar activity, are simply ignored by the IPCC. The Hungarian geophysicist thinks therefore that President Trump was right to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.