Despite alarmist claims of dangerous global warming there's nothing to worry about - it's really getting cooler says Laurence Gould, a professor of physics at the University of Hartford and one of the seven signers of a letter to Congress warning against passage of the so-called cap and trade legislation now awaiting Senate action after being enacted by the House of Representatives last week.

Professor Gould told Newsmax that the evidence on cooling is being ignored by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) upon whose specious reports the cap and trade bill relied.

Gould explained that both "global cooling and global warming have happened throughout much of the earth's climate history," adding that "there have, for example, been the great ice ages as well as the more recent little ice age - all this taking place well before the large buildup of 20th century human industrialization - an industrialization that resulted and continues to result in the increase in the standard of living and in the increased life expectancy of people around the globe."

But even as we are lucky to be living in a relatively warm period Gould said, "the evidence . . . clearly shows global temperatures have been falling over the last decade."

"That evidence flatly contradicts the claim by the head of the IPCC [R.K. Pachauri] that he made when he gave the 2008 Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture at the University of New South Wales [in Sydney, Australia] on Oct. 23, 2008: 'I'd like to emphasize the fact that we're at a stage where warming is taking place at a much faster rate.'"

That, said Gould, is flatly contradicted by the evidence: "Yet we are supposed to continue to believe their claims that we are all in danger if we don't do something in spite of the evidence that there are no grounds for alarm. And we are supposed to accept it while the alarmist scientists let many in the media believe the many fantastic climate-disaster stories, even though there is no causal tie between those fantasies and the scientific evidence."

"Causal relations," he said, "are the heart of science - to destroy or ignore causal links is to erode freedom of enquiry and corrupt the scientific method with its great benefits to civilization that stem from it."

Instead of being the dangerous pollutant the EPA calls it, carbon dioxide is a vital element needed to sustain life, Gould said.

"We are lucky that there is still sufficient carbon dioxide in the atmosphere," he explained. "It is vital for life as agricultural products depend on it. It is therefore not pollution. To suppress it even if it could be done is to continue to put the entire population of the globe at risk."

He concluded by saying: "It is dangerous that people are acting without understanding the flaws in the climate-change-disaster claims. So I would ask people to find out and to be able to specify - in their own words - what are those flaws. They would then be better able to objectively judge both sides of the issue regarding "global warming/climate change" - as well-informed citizens should.

"We are free to not think about any issue," he said, "but we are not free to escape the consequences [such as ill-informed legislation] resulting from not thinking."