At the very moment President Obama is committing the U.S. to a leadership role in combating so-called “global warming” and “climate change,” scientists are breaking with the hypothesis that temperatures around the world are on a steady increase for the foreseeable future.

A new report from Japan’s Energy Commission reveals that Japanese scientists are rejecting U.N. and Western-backed theories of climate change.

Three out of five researchers do not agree with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s hypothesis that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are primarily responsible for warming patterns, the UK’s Register reports.

One scientist likened computer climate modeling to ancient astrology, while others criticized the U.S. for lacking ground temperature data to support its claims. Several contributors said the mid-20th century warming trend has ended.

The Japan Society of Energy and Resources, or JSER, a government advisory panel, issued a report condemning worldwide pressure to accept “global warming” propaganda. Government-funded science in the West supports the idea that man-made industry is largely to blame for “climate change,” but only one of the Japanese scientists agrees with that hypothesis.

The Register commissioned a translation of JSER’s report.

Three of the five scientists affirmed that changes in climate patterns are driven by natural cycles and are not impacted by humans.

Kanya Kusano, program director and group leader for the Earth Simulator at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology, called climate research conducted by global warming scientists “immature” and much like ancient astrology.

“Climate models are still in the phase of reliance on trial and error experiential models. There are still no successful precedents,” Kusano wrote. “[The IPCC’s] conclusion that from now on atmospheric temperatures are likely to show a continuous, monotonic increase, should be perceived as an unprovable hypothesis.”

Shunichi Akasofu, head of the International Arctic Research Center in Alaska, used historical data to defy assertions that recent temperatures are irregular:

“We should be cautious,” he said. “IPCC’s theory that atmospheric temperature has risen since 2000 in correspondence with CO2 is nothing but a hypothesis.”

Akasofu said the alleged post-2000 warming trend is hypothetical.

“Before anyone noticed, this hypothesis has been substituted for truth,” he wrote. “The opinion that great disaster will really happen must be broken.”

Meanwhile, a climatologist and professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, told a packed auditorium at Dartmouth College last week that computer climate change models have regularly projected higher temperatures than have actually occurred, Fox News reported.

Patrick Michaels, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, said scientific models are flawed and literature on climate trends has been overwhelmingly pessimistic.

Michaels holds A.B. and S.M. degrees in biological sciences and plant ecology and a Ph.D. in ecological climatology. He is an active participant in the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

He blamed what he called a “small inbred community” of scientists who peer review global warming research.

“The discussion surrounding global warming has become wildly extreme,” he said. “You either believe it’s the end of the world unless we do something about it right now, or you’re a denier.”

Nonetheless, President Obama plans to include in his 2010 budget the introduction of a massive energy cap-and-trade system designed to raise $300 billion a year for the federal government in a bid to get industry to curtail emissions of so-called “greenhouse gases.” The plan would force companies to buy permits from the government for greenhouse gas emissions above a certain cap.

Within one week of taking office, he began reversing the climate policies of the Bush administration.

“The days of Washington dragging its heels are over,” Obama said at the White House in January. “My administration will not deny facts, we will be guided by them.”

Former Vice President Al Gore recently urged immediate action to halt global warming, calling it a “five-alarm fire that has to be addressed immediately.”

“We need to start in January making significant changes,” he told the Associated Press. “This year coming up is the most important opportunity the world has ever had to make progress in really solving the climate crisis.”

Just weeks ago, he appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, imploring Congress to take “decisive action” to reduce greenhouse gases – on the same day that one-third of the nation was gripped in unrelenting snow and ice storms.

As WND reported, world temperatures dropped to levels not seen since 2000. The year 2008 has been documented as the coolest year of this century.

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