[ RadSafe ] extremism

Muckerheide, Jim (CDA) Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us
Thu Mar 22 10:59:47 CDT 2007


Zbigniew Jaworowski is one of the relatively few true scientists in the
world today.

He describes his background in this 2004 statement for Senate hearings.

Note also that his ref 1 is to: 
Jaworowski, Z., Stable lead in fossil ice and bones. Nature, 1968. 217:
p. 152-153.

His '90s papers on ice records for climate significance include:
Jaworowski, Z., T.V. Segalstad, and N. Ono, Do glaciers tell a true
atmospheric CO2 story? The Science of the Total Environment, 1992. 114:
p. 227-284.
Jaworowski, Z., Ancient atmosphere - validity of ice records. Environ.
Sci. & Pollut. Res., 1994. 1(3): p. 161-171.

You can see the statement and other refs at

(you can see some of his radiobiology papers on our Rad Sci Health site:

Regards, Jim

Statement written for the Hearing before the US  Senate Committee on
Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Climate Change: Incorrect information on pre-industrial CO2

                                    March 19, 2004

Statement of Prof. Zbigniew Jaworowski
Chairman, Scientific Council of Central Laboratory for Radiological
Warsaw, Poland

"I am a Professor at the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection
(CLOR) in Warsaw, Poland, a governmental institution, involved in
environmental studies. CLOR has a "Special Liaison" relationship with
the US National Council on Radiological Protection and Measurements
(NCRP). In the past, for about ten years, CLOR closely cooperated with
the US  Environmental Protection Agency, in research on the influence of
industry and nuclear explosions on pollution of the global environment
and population. I published about 280 scientific papers, among them
about 20 on climatic problems. I am the representative of Poland in the
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
(UNSCEAR), and in 1980 - 1982 I was the chairman of this Committee. 

"For the past 40 years I was involved in glacier studies, using snow and
ice as a matrix for reconstruction of history of man-made pollution of
the global atmosphere. A part of these studies was related to the
climatic issues. Ice core records of CO2 have been widely used as a
proof that, due to man's activity the current atmospheric level of CO2
is about 25% higher than in the pre-industrial period. These records
became the basic input parameters in the models of the global carbon
cycle and a cornerstone of the man-made climatic warming hypothesis.
These records do not represent the atmospheric reality, as I will try to
demonstrate in my statement.

"Relevant Background

"In order to study the history of industrial pollution of the global
atmosphere, between 1972 and 1980, I organized 11 glacier expeditions,
which measured natural and man-made pollutants in contemporary and
ancient precipitation, preserved in 17 glaciers in Arctic, Antarctic,
Alaska, Norway, the Alps, the Himalayas, the Ruwenzori Mountains in
Uganda, the Peruvian Andes and in Tatra Mountains in Poland. I also
measured long-term changes of dust in the troposphere and stratosphere,
and the lead content in humans living in Europe and elsewhere during the
past 5000 years. In 1968 I published the first paper on lead content in
glacier ice[1]. Later I demonstrated that in pre-industrial period the
total flux of lead into the global atmosphere was higher than in the
20th century, that the atmospheric content of lead is dominated by
natural sources, and that the lead level in humans in Medieval Ages was
10 to 100 times higher than in the 20th century. In the 1990s I was
working in the Norwegian Polar Research Institute in Oslo, and in the
Japanese National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo. In this period I
studied the effects of climatic change on polar regions, and the
reliability of glacier studies for estimation of CO2 concentration in
the ancient atmosphere." 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl 
>[mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of Maury Siskel
>Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 1:31 PM
>To: Ruth Sponsler
>Cc: radsafe
>Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] extremism
>Sadly we retreat once more into the abyss of who funded or 
>published the 
>research and so on irrespective of the content of the paper.
>Perhaps for some, it is more important to be published in Science, 
>Nature, or the NYTimes than to be concerned about the validity of 
>content and the past soiled editorial records of these esteemed 
>journals. The premier concerns of scientific research remain what 
>problem(s) were put, how the research was done, how the data were 
>analyzed, and what conclusions were drawn.
>I don't know what genre of scientist Jaworowski might be. One 
>can judge 
>for themselves from the bio below assuming (as I have) that it 
>is not a 
>fabrication. Even disregarding the defining work that he did on the 
>health effects of Chernobyl, this referenced paper will speak 
>for itself 
>if one reviews it. The content of the paper, however, along with past 
>work of the man should say much more than labels and other scarcely 
>relevant political characteristics.
>Jaworowski bio furnished with the paper:
>"Zbigniew Jaworowski is a multidisciplinary scientist,
>now a senior advisor at the Central Laboratory for
>Radiological Protection in Warsaw. In the winter of
>1957-58, he measured the concentration of CO2 in the
>atmospheric air at Spitsbergen. From 1972 to 1991, he
>investigated the history of the pollution of the global
>atmosphere, measuring the dust preserved in 17 glaciers:
>in the Tatra Mountains in Poland, in the Arctic,
>Antarctic, Alaska, Norway, the Alps, the Himalayas,
>the Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda, and the Peruvian
>Andes. He has published many papers on climate, most
>of them concerning the CO2 measurements in ice cores.
>Two of his papers on climate appear on the website of
>21st Century Science & Technology magazine,
>Maury&Dog   (maurysis at peoplepc.com)
>Ruth Sponsler wrote:
>> I have enough general education from college to know
>> about "evaluating sources,"
>> "EIR Review" in which this article is published is
>> associated with Lyndon LaRouche, who is on the fringe
>> of politics.
>> http://www.larouchepub.com/
>> I really like Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski's articles on
>> ionizing radiation and nuclear energy.
>> However, there is a much better outlet for these articles than 
>> LaRouche Publications.
>> Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski is not a climatologist. I am not either.
>> I tend to respect the opinions of climatologists like Dr. Kerry 
>> Emanuel, whom I cited in another mail.
>> Let me make a note on another climatologist in the news lately. I 
>> believe that Dr. James Hansen has gone to extremes on the 
>Left in his 
>> testimony before Congress. I can't support James Hansen's ideas and
>> accusations.
>> There is a difference between believing that certain
>> climatologists like Hansen have strayed too far to the left...and 
>> believing in sites like
>> http://www.larouchepub.com/ or
>> http://www.junkscience.com/
>> Going back to choosing sources - I believe it's very 
>important to note 
>> what legitimate, science-directed
>> agencies like NOAA and the European Space Agency are finding 
>in their 
>> research:
>> http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2007/feb/feb07.html
>> http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM1DUQ08ZE_index_1.html#subhead1
>> As I've said before, it's important to be careful about 
>extremes. The 
>> climate situation has certainly
>> brought out the extremes both on the Left and the Right.
>> ~Ruth Sponsler
>> =====
>>> If you would have the most serious, complete, and most scholarly 
>>> scientific work that I have encountered yet regarding anthropogenic 
>>> global warming, please see:
>>> EIRScience
>>> CO2: The Greatest Scientific Scandal of Our Time
>>> by Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
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