Skip to comments.Study says humans not heating up the planet
Posted on 12/11/2007 6:46:22 AM PST by Between the Lines
A new peer-reviewed study disputes the claim of former Vice President Al Gore and other green activists that global warming is caused by human activity and constitutes a "planetary emergency."
The study -- conducted by climate scientists at the University of Rochester, the University of Alabama, and the University of Virginia -- finds that atmospheric warming patterns, or "fingerprints," over the last 30 years are not caused by greenhouse gas emissions. The report is published in the December issue of the International Journal of Climatology. Results from the study greatly contradict the findings of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dr. S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia -- and president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project -- says he is "fairly" sure that the current warming trend is due to changes in the activities of the sun. "The sun is constantly active, emitting particle streams that carry magnetic fields; and they in turn have an influence on the climate of the earth," he says.
Singer says he and other global warming skeptics have grown accustomed to claims that they are beholden to the oil and gas industry. "Of course that's not only untrue, but it's completely immaterial," says Singer. "In other words, we are using the data that is furnished by the IPCC. They are published, we use only published work. What we are basically doing is to make a comparison of model results and observations."
The report concludes that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant and therefore "attempts to control CO2 emissions are ineffective and pointless -- but very costly."
OK, now the science is settled.
That is the Achilles-Heal of the Save-the-Earth movement.
Never to be seen and read in the MSM.
Re-education Camp sucks...
Al Gore did NOT invent the internet.....
......he DID however invent global warming.
There's a shocker! I mean, who would ever dream...
Yup. Plants don’t consider CO2 a “pollutant.”
The real “inconvienent” truth.
The founder of The Weather Channel agrees. Is his name John Coleman - I think so?
Anthropogenic global warming is recycled junk science for politics and profit. The founder emphasizes the profit part. He said if a researcher goes into his lab to research a climate question and comes out some time later with an all clear-no problems, he isn’t going to get any more research grant money, now is he?
But if he says, “The sky is falling”, dollars will flutter down like green snow.
Now what am I gonna do with all that fertile farm land I just purchased in Manitoba?
Meanwhile, four climate scientists have dealt another blow to the anthropogenic global warming theory in the December issue of the International Journal of Climatology. They did an exhaustive comparison of observed atmospheric temperatures at various altitudes and compared the data against the predictions of global warming models. The abstract of the article states tersely:
We examine tropospheric temperature trends of 67 runs from 22 Climate of the 20th Century model simulations and try to reconcile them with the best available updated observations (in the tropics during the satellite era). Model results and observed temperature trends are in disagreement in most of the tropical troposphere, being separated by more than twice the uncertainty of the model mean. In layers near 5 km, the modelled trend is 100 to 300% higher than observed, and, above 8 km, modelled and observed trends have opposite signs. These conclusions contrast strongly with those of recent publications based on essentially the same data.
Lead author David Douglass elaborates:
The observed pattern of warming, comparing surface and atmospheric temperature trends, does not show the characteristic fingerprint associated with greenhouse warming. The inescapable conclusion is that the human contribution is not significant and that observed increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases make only a negligible contribution to climate warming.
So far, science hasn’t had much to do with the global warming debate. I still think, though, that when voters understand that the “cure” for alleged anthropogenic global warming is for them to get poorer, interest in the scientific validity of the theory will be piqued.
I can easily discount their findings. The power for their computers and office lights were provided by electric utilities, with a vested interest in denying the truth about the major planetary emergency we clearly are in the middle of.
DENIERS! Frog march ‘em to the gulag.
...soon will be out of a job. ;-)
His colleagues probably are branding him as a right-wing nutjob already. (But, seriously, an environmental science professor told my class 15 years ago not to believe all of the theories being made by doomsday alarmists at the time.)
This throws a wrench in their machine.
Get it right
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