Book: Claude Allegre «Ma v&233;rit&233; sur la plan&232;te»

Ma v&233;rit&233; sur la plan&232;te

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Une fois encore, n&233;cessit&233; oblige, Claude All&232;gre remet les pendules&224; l`heure car, s`il est inopportun pour l`avenir de notre soci&233;t&233; d`accorder le moindre cr&233;dit aux marchands d`illusions, il est tout aussi urgent de mettre un frein aux pleurnicheries&233;cologiques. En bon p&233;dagogue, apr&232;s avoir fustig&233;, il nous propose un calendrier de propositions. Parmi celles-ci: d&233;veloppons les OGM qui permettront aux plantes de r&233;sister&224; la p&233;nurie d`eau et d`&233;viter les engrais, reconqu&233;rons la biodiversit&233; dans nos rivi&232;res et nos for&234;ts, encourageons une architecture&233;conomique combinant&233;nergie solaire, pompe&224; chaleur et domotique, imposons la voiture hybride ou&233;lectrique, acc&233;l&233;rons l`utilisation des piles&224; hydrog&232;ne. Vive l`&233;cologie moteur de la croissance!&192; bas l`&233;cologie de la peur et du d&233;clin!

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ISBN: 978-2-259-20675-4

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Claude Allègre

Claude Allègre
Born 31 March 1937 (1937-03-31) (age 74)
Paris, France
Nationality French

Claude (Jean) Allègre (born 31 March 1937, Paris) is a French politician and scientist.

Contents

Scientific work

The main scientific area of Claude Allègre is geochemistry.

Claude Allègre is officially of retirement age, but continues to perform academic work at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (Institute of Geophysics, Paris).

In 1976, Allègre and Haroun Tazieff had an intense, public quarrel about whether inhabitants should evacuate the surroundings of the erupting volcano la Soufrière.

Allègre is an ISI highly cited researcher.[1]

Political career

A member of the French Socialist Party, Allègre is better known to the general public for his past political responsibilities, which include serving as Minister of Education of France in the Jospin cabinet from 4 June 1997 to March 2000, when he was replaced by Jack Lang. His outpourings of critiques against teaching personnel, as well as his reforms, made him increasingly unpopular in the teaching world.

In the run-up to the 2007 French presidential election, he endorsed Lionel Jospin, then Dominique Strauss-Kahn, for the Socialist nomination, and finally sided with the ex-Socialist Jean-Pierre Chevènement, against Ségolène Royal. When Chevènement decided not to run, he publicly, and controversially, declined to support Royal's bid for the presidency, citing differences over nuclear energy, GMOs and stem-cell research.

Controversies

Global warming

Allègre thinks that the causes of climate change are unknown.

In an article entitled "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" in l'Express, a French weekly periodic, Allègre cited evidence that Antarctica's gaining ice and that Kilimanjaro's retreating snow caps, among other global-warming concerns, can come from natural causes. "The cause of this climate change is unknown", he states as matter of fact. For him, there is no basis for saying, as many do, that the "science is settled."[2]

Allègre has accused proponents of anthropogenic, catastrophic global warming of being motivated by money, commenting that “the ecology of helpless protesting has become a very lucrative business for some people!”[3]

20 years ago in "Clés pour la géologie", he wrote "By burning fossil fuels, man increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which, for example, has raised the global mean temperature by half a degree in the last century".[citation needed]

In 2009, when it was suggested that Claude Allègre might be offered a position as minister in President Nicolas Sarkozy's government, TV presenter Nicolas Hulot stated:

"He doesn't think the same as the 2,500 scientists of the IPCC, who are warning the world about a disaster; that's his right. But if he were to be recruited in government, it would become policy, and it would be a bras d'honneur to those scientists. [...] [It] would be a tragic signal, six months before the Copenhagen Conference, and something incomprehensible coming from France, which has been a leading country for years in the fight against climate change!"[4]

In 2010, more than 500 French researchers asked Science Minister Valérie Pécresse to dismiss Allègre’s book L’imposture climatique, claiming the book is "full of factual mistakes, distortions of data, and plain lies". One researcher, Hakan Grudd, called the changes that Allegre made in hand-redrawing a graph of his misleading and unethical. Allegre described the petition as "useless and stupid".[5]

Asbestos

In 1996, Allègre opposed the removal of carcinogenic asbestos from the Jussieu university campus in Paris, describing it as harmless and dismissing concerns about it as a form of "psychosis created by leftists".[6] The campus' asbestos is deemed to have killed 22 people and caused serious health problems in 130 others.[7]

Gravity

In 1999, the Canard enchaîné, and subsequently several other media, published Allègre's claim, initially stated during a radio interview, that, if one drops a pétanque ball and a tennis ball at the same time from a tower, they will reach the ground at the same time. Allègre claimed that there was a popular misconception to the contrary, and that schoolchildren should be made to understand that two objects always fall at the same speed. The Canard responded that this was true only in a vacuum, and not in all cases as Allègre had said. The latter responded in turn, maintaining his initial statement. Georges Charpak, Nobel prize for Physics, intervened to explain that Allègre was wrong; the latter maintained his statement yet again.[6][8]

Awards and honors

See also

  • Politics of France
  • Scientists opposing the mainstream scientific assessment of global warming

References

  1. ^ "ISI Highly Cited: Claude Allègre". Institute for Scientific Information. http://hcr3.isiknowledge.com/author.cgi?&link1=Browse&link2=Results&id=3269. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Neiges du Kilimandjaro – La cause de la modification climatique reste inconnue. Donc, prudence, L'Express, 2006
  3. ^ US Senate Environmental & Public Works Committee Archived 4 April 2010 at WebCite
  4. ^ "Pour Nicolas Hulot, Claude Allègre au gouvernement 'serait un signal tragique'", AFP, May 24, 2009 Archived 7 April 2010 at WebCite
  5. ^ Science, vol 328, 9 April 2010
  6. ^ a b "Claude Allègre: Qui a peur du 'serial gaffeur'?", Marianne, May 30, 2009, p.48
  7. ^ "Déjà 22 morts et 130 malades: Les amiantes de jussieu", Nouvel Observateur, November 29, 2007 Archived 4 April 2010 at WebCite
  8. ^ Initial articles in Le Canard enchaîné, February 24, March 3, 10 and 17 1999
  9. ^ "Allegre, Claude J.". National Academy of Sciences. http://www.nasonline.org/site/Dir/1027980989?pg=vprof&mbr=1001486. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. http://www.amacad.org/publications/BookofMembers/ChapterA.pdf. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Médailles d'or". Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. http://www.cnrs.fr/fr/recherche/prix/medaillesor.htm. Retrieved 15 April 2011. (French)

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Political offices
Preceded by
François Bayrou
Minister of Education
1997-2000
Succeeded by
Jack Lang

Источник: Claude Allègre

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