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ICECAP, which is the acronym for the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, promotes the views of global warming skeptics. The website claims to be "the portal to all things climate for elected officials and staffers, journalists, scientists, educators and the public. It provides access to a new and growing global society of respected scientists and journalists that are not deniers that our climate is dynamic (the only constant in nature is change) and that man plays a role in climate change through urbanization, land use changes and the introduction of greenhouse gases and aerosols, but who also believe that natural cycles such as those in the sun and oceans are also important contributors to the global changes in our climate and weather. We worry the sole focus on greenhouse gases and the unwise reliance on imperfect climate models while ignoring real data may leave civilization unprepared for a sudden climate shift that history tells us will occur again, very possibly soon." [1]

Funding

On its website ICECAP states that it is "not funded by large corporations that might benefit from the status quo but by private investors who believe in the need for free exchange of ideas on this and other important issues of the day. Our working group is comprised of members from all ends of the political spectrum. This is not about politics but about science." [1]

Personnel

The Web site domain name for ICECAP was registered on October 20, 2006 by Joseph D'Aleo, who is listed among the personnel of the Science and Public Policy Institute, another organization that promotes the views of global warming skeptics that is backed by the Frontiers of Freedom[2].

Contributors to ICECAP include:

  • Joseph D'Aleo, Executive Director, Certified Consultant Meteorologist;
  • Robert C. Balling Jr, Professor of Climatology, Arizona State University;
  • Sallie L. Baliunas, Astrophysicist;
  • The late Reid Bryson, Ph.D. D.Sc. D.Engr., Global 500 Laureate, Senior Scientist, Center for Climatic Research, Emeritus Prof. of Meteorology, of Geography, and of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin;
  • Robert Carter, Researcher, James Cook University, Australia;
  • John Coleman, Founder of The Weather Channel, TV Meteorologist KUSI-TV, San Diego
  • William Cotton, Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University; and
  • Chris De Freitas, climate scientist in the School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Auckland.

Contact Details

Website: http://icecap.us/index.php
Contact via online email form only forwarded to Joe D'Aleo

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ICECAP, "About Us", accessed November 2007.
  2. [1] Frontiers of Freedom- Contact Us
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