The recent open letter signed by over 250 members of the National Academies of science, was just the latest in a string of letters that have been written since the CRU email leak.
- May, 2010 statement from 255 members of the US National Academy of Sciences defending the integrity of climate science, and condemning “McCarthy-like tactics” against climate scientists
- May, 2010 statement from over 400 scientists in France rebutting outrageous attacks on climate science by Claude Allegre.
- May, 2010 statement from scientists in the Netherlands; 50 initial signers; now 196 Dutch and 96 foreign signers
- March, 2010 Open Letter from U.S. Scientists on the IPCC, 320 signers (list)
- March, 2010 US Scientists and Economists’ Call to Actionorganised by the Union of Concerned Scientists. This builds on their similar 2008 statement, with over 2000 signatories.
- Dec., 2009 letter to US Congress from 25 climate scientists responding to the stolen email controversy, posted by Climate Science Watch
- A Dec., 2009 open letter organized by the World Wildlife Fund–Canada to Canada’s Parliament calling for action on climate, endorsed by 848 Canadian scientists.
- Dec., 2009 Statement from the UK science community signed by 1700 U.K. scientists, from 67 universities and 55 other institutions, re-affirming the integrity of climate science and data sources, in response to the University of East Anglia email break-in, which begins:
We, members of the UK science community, have the utmost confidence in the observational evidence for global warming and the scientific basis for concluding that it is due primarily to human activities. The evidence and the science are deep and extensive. They come from decades of painstaking and meticulous research, by many thousands of scientists across the world who adhere to the highest levels of professional integrity. That research has been subject to peer review and publication, providing traceability of the evidence and support for the scientific method.
(via Jim Prall)
That adds up to over 5000 scientists, and they represent a broad and widespread response from scientists standing up against denier attacks. Standing up for, not just climate science, but all of science.