Climate ChangeBut is it caused by man?
This Page is Under Construction While the Climate is Changing
Most of the leadership of the world has bought into what Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhof calls in his book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future. As Dr. Tim Ball puts it in this post1:
“They are taken in by the false claim that a minute amount of human-produced CO2 is effectively controlling the entire atmospheric system since 1950 and causing environmental collapse through global warming. They don’t know that there is an upper limit to the amount that CO2 can increase temperature. They don’t know that the average level of CO2 over the last 250 million years is 1200 ppm. They don’t know that every projection of temperature by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1990 was wrong. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, how did so few, fool so many, to such an extent, for so long?”
And I can add to this list: They don’t know that Antartic and Greenland ice records show that the CO2 level lags the air temperature by several hundred years. Don’t they know this is true because most of the surface and atmospheric CO2 is in the oceans, and the higher the temperature, the less CO2 water can hold, therefore CO2 level follows the ocean temperature. Don’t they know that CO2 is not a major greenhouse gas – the most prominent greenhouse gas is water vapor by far, for which there are no effective predictive models. Don’t they know that the suns luminosity has known periodic changes that historically correlate to climate changes. Don’t they know that the earth has several elliptical orbits, longer orbits not known yet because man has not had the ability to measure them which could explain why we’ve had the last three ice ages. Don’t they know that we’ve had three ice ages, and each of them started with temperature and CO2 levels at approximately current levels, suggesting that we may be headed for the next ice age. Don’t they know that when we come out of an ice age, the CO2 level is around 120 ppm, a level dangerously low for plant life and that 1200 ppm is more favorable to animal plus plant life (read Miracle Molecule2).
This list can go on and on. There are many papers, studies, books etc. that explain the science, data, motivation (primarily carbon tax), climate gate and history. This topic is included on this site because very little information needs to be conveyed to appeal to one’s common sense to question orthodoxy, and it is my opinion that it is one of the top “being led astray” topics.
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