Climate Skepticism Hits Brazil: High profile ‘denialism’ achieved liftoff due to the popular comedian Jo Soares’ show — Soares had on Dr. Ricardo Augusto Felicio, a professor at U. of Sao Paulo, specializing in the study of Antarctic climate. His faculty webpage says he engages in ‘demystifying anthropogenic climate change and its ideology embedded.’ The interview resonated and created a much wider influence. Felicio is instilling climate skepticism in his students at the University of Sao Paulo’
‘The television network known as Band, Brazil’s 4th largest, aired a climate denialist broadcast, which appears to be the beginning of a series. ‘Earth’s temperature is not increasing, say scholars’
Warmist Chris Mooney laments: ‘So much for claiming that Brazil has some sort of exemption from climate denialism among the world’s major countries’
UN Earth Summit Greeted By Brazilian Newspaper O Globo in Rio, Featuring Skeptical Scientist: ‘Global warming in check’ — ‘While delegations of world leaders landed for Rio +20, a voice of the Brazilian scientific community not only questioned the relevance of the event, but the problem of global warming itself’
Climate Realism in Brazilian television: Prof. Ricardo Augusto Felício, ‘has a PhD in Geography, by the University of São Paulo, Brazil, study of dynamic climatology in Antarctica — ‘Dr. Ricardo stated that the AGW is not a theory, but an hypothesis’
Skepticism spreads to Brazil: ‘Mark yet another day in the Diary of How the Skeptics Won. Skeptics are getting heard (funny how the truth spreads)’
For more on UN Rio Earth Summit see here.
Below are a few excerpts of additional Brazilian scientists rejecting man-made climate fears from a 2010 Special Report: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore
Page 13 of report:
Brazilian Geologist Geraldo Luís Lino, who authored the 2009 book “The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False World Emergency,” rejected man-made climate claims in 2010. Luis Lino declared it “global warming fraud” and called climate fears an “imaginary threat”. ―”AGW has been forcefully imposed by means of a barrage of scare stories and indoctrination that begins in the elementary school textbooks”, he wrote on November 14, 2010. “Hundreds of billion dollars have been wasted with the attempt of imposing a (AGW) theory that is not supported by physical world evidences,” he added. “History offers a gloomy precedent of such poisoning of science by ideology and special interests: the infamous Lysenko affair in the former Soviet Union, the ruthless opposition to genetics headed by Trofim D. Lysenko and his cohorts between 1930s and 1960s…the physical elimination of stubborn scientists who resisted the ‘consensual official line’ (the skeptics’ of the time)’,”he added.
Page 177 of report:
Chief Meteorologist Eugenio Hackbart of the MetSul Meteorologia Weather Center in Sao Leopoldo – Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil declared himself a skeptic. “The media is promoting an unprecedented hyping related to global warming. The media and many scientists are ignoring very important facts that point to a natural variation in the climate system as the cause of the recent global warming,” Hackbart wrote on May 30, 2007. “I believe we have the duty to inform people about the true facts of global warming. It is interesting that is this global warming era of hysteria we just lived a very cold week with snow in the higher elevation of Southern Brazil and that the next week could be even colder with low temperatures not seen in this part of the globe during the month of May in the last 20 to 30 years. It is not only South Africa that is freezing. South America is under a sequence of cold blasts not seen since the very cold climatic winter of 2000 (La Niña),” Hackbart concluded. In a June 5, 2007 article, Hackbart noted that the “historical cold events in Southern Brazil (in 1957, 1965, 1975, 1984, 1996 and 2006) have another aspect in common. They all took place around the 11-year sun cycle solar minimum.”