The Leipzig Declaration

As independent scientists researching atmospheric and climate problems, we -- along with many of our fellow citizens -- are apprehensive about the Climate Treaty conference scheduled for Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997. This gathering of politicians from some 160 signatory nations aims to impose -- on citizens of the industrialized nations, but not on others -- a system of global environmental regulations that include quotas and punitive taxes on energy fuels.

Fossil fuels provide today's principal energy source, and energy is essential for all economic growth. Stabilizing atmospheric carbon dioxide -- the announced goal of the Climate Treaty -- would require that fuel use be cut by as much as 60 to 80 percent -- worldwide!

In a world in which poverty is the greatest social pollutant, any restriction on energy use that inhibits economic growth should be viewed with caution. We understand the motivation to eliminate what are perceived to be the driving forces behind a potential climate change; but we believe the emerging Kyoto protocol -- to curtail carbon dioxide emissions from only part of the world community -- is dangerously simplistic, quite ineffective, and economically destructive jobs and standards-of-living.

More to the point, we consider the scientific basis of the 1992 Global Climate Treaty to be flawed and its goal to be unrealistic. The policies to implement the Treaty are, as of now, based solely on unproven scientific theories, imperfect computer models -- and unsupported assumptions that catastrophic global warming follows from the burning of fossil fuels and requires immediate action. We do not agree. We believe that the dire predictions of a future warming have not been validated by the existing climate record. These predictions are based on nothing more than theoretical models and cannot be relied on.

As the debate unfolds, it has become increasingly clear that -- contrary to the conventional wisdom -- there does not exist today a general scientific consensus about the importance of greenhouse warming from rising levels of carbon dioxide. In fact, many climate specialists now agree that actual observations from weather satellites show no global warming whatsoever -- in direct contradiction to computer model results.

Historically, climate has always been a factor in human affairs -- with warmer periods, such as the medieval "climate optimum," playing an important role in economic expansion and in the welfare of nations that depend primarily on agriculture. Colder periods have caused crop failures, and led to famines, disease, and other documented human misery. We must, therefore, remain sensitive to any and all human activities that could affect future climate.

However, based on all the evidence available to us, we cannot subscribe to the politically inspired world view that envisages climate catastrophes and calls for hasty actions. For this reason, we consider the drastic emission control policies likely to be endorsed by the Kyoto conference -- lacking credible support from the underlying science -- to be ill-advised and premature.

This statement is based on the International Symposium on the Greenhouse Controversy, held in Leipzig, Germany on November 9-10, 1995, under the sponsorship of the Prime Minister of the State of Saxony. For further information, contact the Europaeische Akademie fuer Umweltfragen (fax: 011-49-7071-72939) or The Science & Environmental Policy Project in Fairfax, Virginia (fax: (703) 352-7535). Or visit the website <>.


Abrams, Elliot - Penn State University

Apel, John - John Hopkins University

Aubrey, David - Woods Hole Ocean. Inst.

Badura, Leslaw - Univ. Kattositz, Polland

Balling, Robert - Arizona State University

Barrett, Jack - Kingston-upon-Thames, U.K.

Bauer, Ernst-Waldemar - Esslingen, Germany

Berg, Hermann - Sachsisch Akad., Jena, Germany

Berning, Warren - New Mexico State University

Boe, Bruce A. - Atm. Resource Brd. ND

Bottcher, C.J. Frits, The Hague

Bourne, Arthur - University of London

Bruce, Larry

Brown, Norman M.D., University of Ulster

Bye, Matthew - Meterologist, San Francisco

Cain, Joseph - Florida State University

Clube, S.V.M. - University of Oxford

Courtney, Richard - Epsom, U.K.

Csanady, G.T - Old Dominion University

Cunningham, Robert M. - Meterologist, Lincoln, MA

Decker, Fred - Meterologist, Corvalis, OR

de Freitas, Chris, University of Auckland

Del Re, Giuseppe Rom.

Dietze, Peter - Nurnberg, Germany

Dyer, Rosemary - Phillips Lab

Eddington, Lee W., Naval Air Warfare Center

Ellsaesser, Hugh - Livermore National Laboratory

Emsley, John, Imperial Collage

Frank, Neil - Fmr. Dir. Hurricane Center

Franzle, Otto - Univ. Kiel, Germany

Gaynor, John E. - Envir. Tech. Lab., Boulder, CO

Gerholm, Tor Ragnar - Univ of Stockholm

Gleeson, Thomas A. - Aeronomist, Florida State Univ.

Gold, Thomas - Cornell University

Goodell, H.G. - University of Virginia

Goodridge, James D. - Climatologist, Mendocino, CA

Groeber, Richard F. - Weather Service, Springfield, OH

Guttman, Nathaniel B. - Climate Center, Asheville, NC

Hales, J. Vern - Meterologist, Las Vegas, NV

Handler, Paul, University of Illinois

Harnapp, Vern, University of Akron

Hayden, Howard C. - Univ. of Connecticut

Heyke, H.H. - Lichtenwalde, Germany

Higastberger, Michael J. - University of Vienna

Hogan, A.W. - Jour. of Aerosols, Atm. Chem.

Hubbard, William, University of Arizona

Jaworski, Zbigniew, University of Warsaw

Kloke, Adolf - University of Berlin

Kohler, Max A. - Meterologist, Silver Spring, MD

Kolstad, George A. - Geophys., Laytonsville, MD

Korber, Erich - Univ. Tubingen, Germany

Kovach, Robert L. - Stanford University

Landscheidt, Theodor, Nova Scotia

Leep, Roy - Meterologist, Tampa, FL

Legates, David R. - University of Oklahoma

Lettau, Heinz H. - University of Wisconsin

Linden, Henry R. - Illinois Inst. of Technology

Lindzen, Richard, Mass. Inst. of Technology

Lischka, Gerd - Univ. Tubingen, Germany

Lodge, J.P. - Atmos. Chemist, Boulder, CO

Lunardini, Virgil, CRREL, Hanover, NH

Lunsford, R. Dwayne, Germantown, MD

Marquardt, Karl - Dornstadt-Auhausen, Germany

McVehil, George E. - Air Quality, Englewood, CO

Mellner, Dusan - Univ of Brno, Czech Republic

Metzner, Helmut - Tubingen, Germany

Michaels, Patrick - University of Virginia

Mitchell, William, Oxford University

Moene, Asmunn, Oslo, Norway

Mohry, Herbert - Leipzig, Germany

Neumann, Eberhard - Univ. Bielefeld, Germany

Nierenberg, William A. - Scripps Inst., LaJolla

Nolte, Dieter - Stadt, Krankenhaus, Reichenhall, Germany

Oberhammer, Heinz - Univ, Tubingen, Germany

Porch, William - Colorado State University

Priem, Harry, University Of Utrecht

Reifsnyder, W.E. - Yale University

Robertson, Alexander, Univ. Of Newfoundland

Schmidlin, Thomas, Kent State University

Schuh, William, ND State Water Comm.

Seitz, Frederick - Rockefeller University

Sestak, Zdnek - Univ of Prague

Sharp, Gary D., Ctr for Climate/Ocean Resource Study

Singer, Fred - Science & Environmental Policy Project

Stange, Karl - Ludwigshafen, Germany

Starheim, Fred, Kent State University

Starr, Chauncey - Electrical Power Research Inst., Palo Alto

Steinmetz, E. - Essen, Germany

Stevenson, Robert E., IFARNS/IAPSO

Stout, Glenn E. - University of Illinois

Stroke, George - Max Planck Inst., Munich

Sundermann, Heinz - University of Vienna

Sussman, Brian - Meterologist, San Francisco, CA

Sutton, George H. - Prof. Emeeritus, Univ of Hawaii

Svidersky, Vladimir - Sechonoc Institute, Moscow

Talwani, M. - Rice University

Torrance, Thomas F. - Jena, Germany

Van Sumere, Christaan - Univ of Gent, Belgium

Vonnegut, Bernard - SUNY, Albany

Wentworth, Robert C., Geoophys. Oakland, CA

Worzel, J. Larmar - Meterologist, Wilmington, NC

Wyrtki, Klaus, University of Hawaii

Zwiener, Ulrich - Univ. Jena, Germany


Apuzzo, Richard, WXIX-TV

Bernier, Andre, WJW-TV

Bernier, Sally, WJW-TV

Breckm, Robert, WVUE-TV

Colby, A.J., WICU-TV

Frank, Neil, KHOU-TV

Gantz, Dick, Weather Forecasting Service

Goddard, Dick, WJW-TV

Hollett, Shane, WJW-TV

Johnson, Mark, WEWS-TV

Koontz, Mark, WJW-TV

Leep, Roy, WTVT-TV

Loufman, Jon, WKYC-TV

Maly, Dan, WOIO-TV

McPike, Ryan, WICU-TV

Moore, James T., KSWO-TV

Sussman, Brian, KGO-TV

Sussman, Brad, WEWS-TV

Watts, Anthony, HSL-TV

Webster, Don, WEWS-TV

Westfall, Brian, Weather Forecasting Service

Williams, Jerry A., Meteorologist Consultant

Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025
Air Force report on governmental manipulation of the weather as a tool to enhance military operations.

The United Nations' ENMOD Treaty
Resulting treaty from the United Nations' Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques.

Tsunami Bomb NZ's Devastating War Secret
New Zealand Herald, June 30, 2000
"Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal. An Auckland University professor seconded to the Army set off a series of underwater explosions triggering mini-tidal waves at Whangaparaoa in 1944 and 1945. Professor Thomas Leech's work was considered so significant that United States defence chiefs said that if the project had been completed before the end of the war it could have played a role as effective as that of the atom bomb."

U.S. Had Advanced Warning of Asian Tsunami: Canadian Professor
Daily Times, January 3, 2005
"A Canadian expert has claimed that the US Military and the State Department were given advance tsunami warning and America’s Navy base on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean was notified but the information was not passed on to the countries that bore the brunt of the disaster."

It Could Happen Tomorrow: Weather Channel 'Forecasts' Hurricane for New York
In a promo for an upcoming show, the Weather Channel states: "And when the water arrives, it will come rushing toward 8.2 million New Yorkers, 2 million of them living directly in its path. ... This category 3 hurricane's approached to New York will be deceptively quick and deadly." How do they know this, unless they are privy to a plan?

To Own the Weather
Frontline Magazine, January 1999
"The U.S. has covertly pursued a military operation, launched during the Vietnam War, to acquire weather modification technology for possible use in combat."

Weather Modification: The Law
Weather modification, as written into the United States Code.

Sustainable Development and Natural Hazzards Mitigation
Is Weather/Climate Manipulation being used to relocate populations of people into tightly-controlled sustainable communities, in accordance with Agenda 21? (pdf format)
" of the roadblocks to implementation is the fact that much of the land within local jurisdictions has already been developed according to practices and traditions that are far from sustainable... the time immediately following a natural disaster provides a community with a unique window of opportunity for inserting an ethic of sustainability...." (page 19)

The Leipzig Declaration
"As the debate unfolds, it has become increasingly clear that -- contrary to the conventional wisdom -- there does not exist today a general scientific consensus about the importance of greenhouse warming from rising levels of carbon dioxide. In fact, many climate specialists now agree that actual observations from weather satellites show no global warming whatsoever... based on all the evidence available to us, we cannot subscribe to the politically-inspired world view that envisages climate catastrophes and calls for hasty actions..."

Time and Global Warming
FrontPage Magazine, June 2006
"Time's 1974 piece was nowhere near as sensationalized or irresponsible as last week's global warming sermon. With its moralizing tone, overheated rhetoric about "crashing climates" and "glaciers and ice caps turning to slush," plus its parroting of the Green party-line about human-forced global warming, "Be Worried ..." couldn't have been less fair or unbalanced if it had been guest-edited by Al Gore.

"Another Ice Age?
Time Magazine, June 1974
"... When meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age."

President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity
Drudge Report, February 12, 2007
"Czech president Vaclav Klaus has criticized the UN panel on global warming, claiming that it was a political authority without any scientific basis."

Alarmist Global Warming Claims Melt Under Scientific Scrutiny
"Sun Times: "Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, 'An Inconvenient Truth', have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them." The author ticks off the global warming lies one by one. A MUST READ

Gore Isn't Quite As Green As He's Led the World to Believe
"Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself."

Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth -- $30,000 Utility Bill
"... the gas and electric bills for the former vice president's 20-room home and pool house devoured ... more than 20 times the national average."

Relevant Links

Weather Modification, Inc.
Weather specialists in cloud seeding and general weather modification, including hail suppression.

Weather Modification Association
Promoting research, development and understanding of weather modification for beneficial uses.

Department of Energy Weather Control
"Weather modification, the intentional altering of atmospheric conditions to suit the purposes of humankind..."

Colorado's Weather Modification Permit Program
Step by step instructions on how to file a permit to modify the weather in Colorado.

Colorado: What is Weather Modification?
Answers to the 20 most often asked questions about cloud seeding in Colorado.

Takitimu Weather Modification
Unique Indigenous weather modification service. TWM specializes in drought mitigation or water resource augmentation using Indigenous environmental knowledge and holistic methods.

Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding-A Status Report 1989-1997
A status report 1989-1997 by William R. Cotton, Colorado State University, Deptartment of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, Clorodo

The Physical Basis for Seeding Clouds
"Cloud seeding is the intentional treatment of individual clouds or storm systems for the purpose of achieving a beneficial effect without harming people or the environment. Dr. Vincent J. Schaefer, the father of modern weather modification, conducted the first field experiments following his basic discoveries in 1946 at the General Electric Laboratory in Schenectady, New York. Since 1946, various inorganic and organic materials have been known to alter the physical processes which lead to the formation and growth of water droplets and ice crystals in clouds..."

Oklahoma Weather Modification Demonstration Program
"...To evaluate the potential effects and benefits of weather modification in Oklahoma. After three years of evaluation the state government decided to implement the progam as an official element of Oklahoma's water management strategy. A state law was passed in 1999 creating a new Weather Modification Division within the Oklahoma Water Resources Board."

Oklahoma Water Resources Board Weather Modification Program
"Rather than a fleeting "drought relief "effort, the Oklahoma program has been designed as a long-term water resource management and hazard mitigation tool. The effort has been modeled after operational programs in Kansas, North Dakota and Texas where rainfall increased 20 percent or more and losses to hail decreased as much as 45 percent. In Oklahoma, hail is responsible for many millions of dollars in crop and property damage each year..."

North American Weather Consultants
"Industry leaders in weather modification services, probable maximum precipitation studies and meteorological consulting."

U.S. Water News Online
"Current water and wastewater news for the professional"

Ice Crystal Engineering
Manufactures weather modification flares for hail suppression, rain enhancement, snow pack, and fog dispersion.

Purple Haze
"This website is in response to the continuing Chemtrails being reported throughout the United States. Here in Oklahoma we've been tracking this since May 1999. We endure daily spraying, with few exceptions. There is much speculation as to what these chemtrails are and who is spraying them. Our requests to government and elected officials for more information have gone unanswered."

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