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South African Professor says
'man-made global warming is not real'


South African Professor says 'man-made global warming is not real'

11 Jun 08 - Professor Dr. William J.R. Alexander, Emeritus of the Department of Civil and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a former member of the United Nations Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters.

Excerpt: Professor Will Alexander claimed that claims by environmentalists that climate change was real were not true and if the world was warmer now, it was simply caused by natural climatic variability.

This is contrary to recent reports by the UN-funded Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other world scientists that climate change was a reality and people just have to learn to live with it.

Alexander said he was involved in a number of studies to see if changes in the atmosphere were being caused by climate change but there was no evidence of that.

Alexander was one of the speakers at the national debate on climate change held in Windhoek on Friday. He said while environmentalists claim that rainfall will decrease because of climate change, rainfall has in fact increased during the last century.

According to him, it was also not true that the frequency of tropical cyclones, droughts and floods will increase. "There is no evidence on that," said Alexander. He claimed that disasters such as this year's floods in the North were caused by natural climatic variability and people were affected because they were now living in areas prone to natural disasters, whereas before they lived in higher-lying areas.

0 Jun 08 - The Aspen Skiing Company said Monday that it will open up Aspen Mountain from June 13 to 15 for skiers and snowboarders.

The company says record winter snowfall has left the mountain covered with snow, leaving behind an average of more than 3 feet of snow on the upper slopes.

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