FACTSHEET: Claude Allegre
French geochemist and politician
Minister of Education of France in the Jospin cabinet from June 4, 1997 to March, 2000
Mr. Allegre was one of the first scientists to highlight the threat of global warming in the 1980s, but changed his mind and began denying climate change in 2006. He has no peer-reviewed papers on climate change according to Skeptical Science.
In 2010 more than 500 French climate scientists denounced his most recent book, "The Climate Fraud" (L'imposture Climatique), saying it is riddled with inaccuracies and distortions.
"the ecology of helpless protesting has become a very lucrative business for some people!”
Source: Claude Allegre profile
"The cause of this climate change is unknown"
"By burning fossil fuels, man enhanced the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which has raised the global mean temperature by half a degree in the last century,"
Source: US Senate committee on environment and public works
Benny Peiser, head of the Global Warming Policy Foundation had this to say about Claude Allegre “Allègre is France's most eminent climate skeptic. He has also been a CCNet subscriber for many years.” CCNet, or the Cimate Policy Network, acts as a place for global warming deniers to pass information and communications.
Source: CCNet on climatedepot
Allegre is one of 16 scientists who signed a Wall Street Journal opinion piece titled "No Need to Panic About Global Warming"
Source: "No Need to Panic About Global Warming" Wall Street Journal
CCNet on climatedepot
Claude Allegre profile
"No Need to Panic About Global Warming" Wall Street Journal
US Senate committee on environment and public works