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French Reversal on climate policy? Outspoken Skeptical Scientist Claude Allegre May Be Tapped as Environmental Minister!  

By Marc Morano


16 Apr 09  Washington D.C.: A bombshell April 1, 2009 report from the German publication “ScienceBlogs” reveals that renowned geophysicist and former socialist party leader Dr. Claude Allegre – France’s most outspoken global warming skeptic -- may be considered as the next French Environment Minister in President Nicolas Sarkozy’s administration. If Dr. Allegre, who has mocked former Vice President Al Gore’s Nobel Prize as “a political gimmick,” is chosen for the appointment, it would send political earthquakes through Europe and the rest of the world.

Allegre is a former believer in man-made global warming who reversed his views in recent years to become one of the most vocal dissenters of man-made global warming fears. [Editor's Note: Another political shock may be coming from down under as Australia is now pondering throwing in the towel on carbon trading. See: Australia may dump emissions trading scheme and 'have another crack at it' later ]

Germany’s “ScienceBlogs” reported that the consideration of Allegre “is probably linked to a general shift in French climate policy.”

“The very fact that he is a serious contender for the post of environment minister in itself is a clear signal that climate politics in Europe are changing rapidly. It also mirrors similar changes in Poland, Italy and Germany where political opposition to self-destructive climate policies is rising sharply,” said Dr. Benny Peiser, editor of the climate policy network CCNet..

Allegre has authored more than 100 scientific articles, written 11 books, and received numerous scientific awards including the Goldschmidt Medal from the Geochemical Society of the United States.

Capitol Hill’s leading climate skeptic, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, has praised Allegre for his recent conversion to a dissenter of global warming.
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