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Irish Climate Science Denial Group Hosts Discredited US Scientist. Again.

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Sandyford Industrial Estate

They’re at it again. The fifth meeting of the Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF) climate science denial group in the 10 months since its launch takes place in Dublin this Wednesday, February 14.

The five public events the ICSF has organised since its inaugural meeting last May have all taken place in an upmarket Dublin hotel and involved a series of guest speakers drawn mainly from the international climate denial circuit, including Richard Lindzen, William Happer and Henrik Svensmark.

The guest speaker at the latest meeting is set to be Nicola Scafetta, an associate professor at Duke University, who will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Natural Climate Oscillations & the Interpretation of the Post‐2000 Temperature Standstill’.

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The Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF)

Background

The Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF) was founded in 2016 and initially launched at an event on May 4, 2017 in Dublin. [1]

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New Irish Climate Science Denial Group Hosts CO2 Coalition Director William Happer

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William Happer

The second meeting in a month of the newly formed climate sceptic group, the Irish Climate Science Forum, took place behind a veil of secrecy and a media blackout in Dublin on June 1, DeSmog UK can confirm.

Guest speaker was noted climate science denier William Happer, a retired Princeton professor who is currently understood to be on a shortlist for the role of Science Advisor to the climate-denying Trump administration in the US.

Happer is a director of the US-based CO2 Coalition, whose tagline is “Carbon dioxide, a nutrient vital for life”. In December of 2015, Happer was implicated in a Greenpeace investigation where activists posed as consultants for a Middle Eastern energy company and asked Happer and Frank Clemente, an emeritus sociology professor at Pennsylvania State University, to author reports on the benefits of coal and carbon dioxide emissions and keep the source of the funding secret.  

New Climate Science Denial Group Launches in Ireland

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Richard Lindzen in Ireland

The inaugural meeting of a newly formed climate sceptic group, the Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF), took place in Dublin on Thursday night, DeSmog UK can reveal.

The organisers described the meeting as a “strictly private event” and barred access to “politicians, media and NGOs”, according to organiser, Jim O’Brien, an energy consultant. There were roughly 50-60 guests in attendance.

Guest speaker for the meeting was noted US climate science denier, Richard Lindzen, retired MIT professor, whose lecture was entitled “The Science and Politics of Climate Change”. Lindzen is also an academic adviser to the UK climate denial group the Global Warming Policy Foundation and works at the Koch-founded U.S. conservative think tank the Cato Institute.

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