Gerhard Gerlich

Gerhard Gerlich

Credentials

Background

Gerhard Gerlich teaches Mathematical Physics at the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina (Institut für Mathematische Physik) in Braunschweig, Germany.3Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gerlich,” Technical University of Braunschweig. Via Google Cache (November 13, 2019. Archived November 26, 2019. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.ph/1Hjp7

Gerlich co-wrote a 2007 paper titled “Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics” that has been widely cited in the skeptic community as refutation for the existence of man-made global warming.

Stance on Climate Change

November 1995

Gerlich spoke at the Leipzig Conference on Climate Change, quoted below (translated via Google Translate):

“The CO 2 greenhouse effect of the Earth’s atmosphere is a pure fiction of people who like to use large computers, without physical bases.”4The physical basis of the greenhouse effect and fictitious greenhouse effects,” Retrieved from ib-rauche.de. Archived November 27, 2019. Translated via Google Translate. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/oS3Nx

Key Quotes

The following is taken from a paper by Gerlich and Ralf D. Tscheuschner titled “Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics”:

“The main strategy of modern CO2-greenhouse gas defenders seems to hide themselves behind more and more pseudo explanations, which are not part of the academic education or even of the physics training.”5“Falsification of the Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within the Frame of Physics” (PDF). Version 4.0. International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 23, No. 3 (30 January 2009), 275-364.

Key Deeds

July 7, 2007

Gerlich published a paper titled “Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics” in the International Journal of Modern Physics (IJMP).

The paper has was widely cited in the skeptic community as refutation for the existence of man-made global warming and has been mentioned by many skeptical science sites like Climate Research News and Greenie Watch.

Another article, also published by the International Journal of Modern Physics (this in 2010), thoroughly refutes the Gerlich and Tscheuschner paper. Other sources have since released refutations or responses (for example, here and here).6COMMENT ON ‘FALSIFICATION OF THE ATMOSPHERIC CO2 GREENHOUSE EFFECTS WITHIN THE FRAME OF PHYSICS’,” International Journal of Modern Physics B, Volume: 24, Issue: 10(2010) pp. 1309-1332

December 2007

Gerlich is a signatory to an open letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon which concludes that “Attempts to prevent global climate change from occurring are ultimately futile, and constitute a tragic misallocation of resources that would be better spent on humanity’s real and pressing problems.”7Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations,” December 13, 2007. Republished by the Science and Public Policy Institute. Archived March 26, 2010.

November 1995

Gerlich spoke at the Leipzig Conference on Climate Change. His speech was titled “Die physikalischen Grundlagen des Treibhauseffektes und fiktiver Treibhauseffekte” or “The physical fundamentals of the greenhouse effect and fictitious greenhouse effects.”8Die physikalischen Grundlagen des Treibhauseffektes und fiktiver Treibhauseffekte,” INSTITUT FÜR MATHEMATISCHE PHYSIK. Archived July 25, 2004.

Gerlich signed the subsequent Leipzig Declaration on Climate Change. The declaration states that “there does not exist today a general scientific consensus about the importance of greenhouse warming from rising levels of carbon dioxide. In fact, most climate specialists now agree that actual observations from both weather satellites and balloon-borne radiosondes show no current warming whatsoever…”9SIGNATORIES TO THE LEIPZIG DECLARATION,” SEPP. Archived July 5, 2006. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/ojm7V

Affiliations

Publications

The original report was published July 30, 2007. A revised version was published January 6, 2009. There is also an approved non-technical summary (PDF) written by Hans Schreuder June 24, 2008.

According to SkepticalScience, Gerlich has not published any peer-reviewed papers relating to climate change.12Peer-reviewed skeptic papers by Gerhard Gerlich,” Skeptical Science. Archived November 27, 2019. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.ph/nHUZd

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