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A Layman's Guide to Man-Made Global Warming
Climate Skeptic ^ | November 2007 | Warren Meyer

Posted on 01/02/2008 5:37:37 PM PST by StACase

A Layman's Guide to Man-Made Global Warming The purpose of this paper is to provide a layman’s critique of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory, and in particular to challenge the fairly widespread notion that the science and projected consequences of AGW currently justify massive spending and government intervention into the world’s economies. This paper will show that despite good evidence that global temperatures are rising and that CO2 can act as a greenhouse gas and help to warm the Earth, we are a long way from attributing all or much of current warming to man-made CO2. We are even further away from being able to accurately project man’s impact on future climate, and it is a very debatable question whether interventions today to reduce CO2 emissions will substantially improve the world 50 or 100 years from now.

A video version of this guide called What is Normal? A Critique of Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming Theory is now available for free download.

A Youtube Playlist for the film is here. This is a cool feature I have not used before, but will effectively let you run the parts end to end, making the 50-minute video more or less seamless.

(Excerpt) Read more at climate-skeptic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: climate; climateskeptic; globalwarming; skeptic
Follow the link to a six part YouTube video that very matter-of-factly lays out the skeptic's case against man made "Global Warming" I very much like Meyer's presentation. It's not over the top, and is very earnest and believable.
1 posted on 01/02/2008 5:37:40 PM PST by StACase
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To: StACase

Thanks for the post. Here’s my ultra condensed version.

01 marxist desire to control
02 straw horse identified
03 straw horse case develops
04 straw horse case desiminated
05 weak minds buy into straw horse case
06 believers and non-believers are bullied by marxists
07 non-believers get tired of the nonsense
08 non-believers develop their case
09 non-believer case disiminated
10 straw horse case collapses
11 marxist desire to control
12 straw horse identified

And so it goes...


2 posted on 01/02/2008 5:44:17 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: StACase

4 measely degrees this morning, only 11 right now - how is that I can whip up some GW again????????????????


3 posted on 01/02/2008 5:44:23 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Although most dead people vote democrat, aborted babies, if given the choice, would vote Republican.)
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To: Beowulf; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy
"Hot Air Cult"

~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ™ ping~~

4 posted on 01/02/2008 5:48:48 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: StACase

One word: manbearpig.


5 posted on 01/02/2008 5:49:44 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Are you series?


6 posted on 01/02/2008 5:51:04 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: StACase
"What is Normal?" is the knife in the heart of all AGW theorists.

They propose that "normal" = "unchanging", and even a cursory glance at the data falsifies their null hypothesis.

7 posted on 01/02/2008 5:58:23 PM PST by Jim Noble (Trails of trouble, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
4 measely degrees this morning, only 11 right now - how is that I can whip up some GW again????????????????

Gotta say, this Climate Change™ thingie sure has gone screwy lately .... Friday Dec 28 2007: Morning sleet and sheet of ice on my SUV's windshield, hard to scrape it away, took 10 minutes ... Sat/Sun/Mon Dec 29/30/31: Kinda warm but chilly and raining, no ice on SUV windshield ... Tuesday Jan 1: Didn't go outside at all ... Wednesday Jan 2: Chilly outside, but no morning ice on SUV windshield.

We'll see what tomorrows Climate Change™ brings .......

8 posted on 01/02/2008 6:09:07 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight (Patriots 16W at exit 16W)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Record LOW temp for tonight here on the Florida panhandle 20 degrees and snow flurries expected overnight in Daytona Beach. Global warming? I don’t think so.


9 posted on 01/02/2008 6:10:25 PM PST by diverteach
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To: Mr_Moonlight

I’m beginning to be really concerned about Illumination Change. I was out at lunch today, and for some odd reason it was so bright that I saw spots when I went back inside. I was outside just now (freezing my @$$ off, trying to get my old truck to start), and it is so dark out that I can’t hardly see anything. If we have experienced that dramatic of a change in a mere nine hours, I truly fear what tomorrow may bring...

<8-)


10 posted on 01/02/2008 6:23:29 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Although most dead people vote democrat, aborted babies, if given the choice, would vote Republican.)
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To: StACase

BTTT


11 posted on 01/02/2008 6:25:02 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: StACase

Very good.


12 posted on 01/02/2008 6:25:16 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: aflaak

ping


13 posted on 01/02/2008 6:25:19 PM PST by r-q-tek86 (If your not taking flak, your not over the target.)
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To: StACase
From a biker friend of mine, "normal" is a setting on your momma's washing machine.

We started the year 20 degrees UNDER the average.

14 posted on 01/02/2008 6:27:46 PM PST by SouthTexas (Happy New Year!)
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To: StACase

15 posted on 01/02/2008 6:28:34 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: diverteach
"Global warming? I don’t think so.

(/sarc) Hey, I have scientific proof that it is 2 degrees hotter now than it was 5 years ago.....

5 years ago I installed a set-back thermostat on my central heater
This year I installed one on my pellet stove -

Proof - Old one reads 70 degrees and new one 72...
If you don't believe it, just come and look -
That should be scientific proof enough for anyone!

16 posted on 01/02/2008 6:37:13 PM PST by DelaWhere (I'm with Fred! If he makes it to the General Election! (He didn't get on our primary ballot))
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To: Hegemony Cricket

You should certainly worry about that .. I agree ... this dark to light, light to dark, back to light and then back to dark again thingie is truly worrisome ... my guess is that we should all call and email our US Representatives, as well as the UN, in order to have them study this unnatural phenomenon ... I mean, even Monday night, I was watching the New Years Celebration in Times Square on TV, and ya know what??? It looked like full daylight there, and this was at MIDNIGHT !!!!! SHEESH !!!!


17 posted on 01/02/2008 6:40:57 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight (Patriots 16W at exit 16W)
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To: StACase
it is a very debatable question whether interventions today to reduce CO2 emissions will substantially improve the world 50 or 100 years from now

I got a way that Al Gore and the environmental crowd can reduce CO2 emissions today:

  1. Stop drinking beer
  2. Stop drinking anything else carbonated, too.

I bet they don't get past item 1.

18 posted on 01/02/2008 6:46:02 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: Jim Noble

“Normal” is a setting on your dryer. Nothing more.


19 posted on 01/02/2008 6:48:00 PM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Right now, the snow bank in my driveway is twice as high as my car - and we haven't even gotten into snow season yet. And now that volcano in Chile is spewing ash some 41,000' into the air - and the volcano itself is over 10,000' high...If all that ash makes it up high enough - it won't be long before we get VERY much colder - along with a cold summer and pretty bad winter again next year.

It's stuff like volcanoes and the sun that effect our weather - However, I think we aught to file a class action suit against boreGore for breach of promise. I was really looking forward to some warming up...

20 posted on 01/02/2008 7:09:33 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7

21 posted on 01/02/2008 7:17:42 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Paladin2

yes, I’m serial


22 posted on 01/02/2008 7:22:35 PM PST by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
ice on my SUV's windshield, hard to scrape it away, took 10 minutes ... Sat/Sun/Mon Dec 29/30/31: Kinda warm but chilly and raining, no ice on SUV windshield ... Tuesday Jan 1: Didn't go outside at all ... Wednesday Jan 2: Chilly outside, but no morning ice on SUV windshield.

Well, at least you can FIND your vehicle. LOL


23 posted on 01/02/2008 8:05:54 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: george76
That sends a chill up my spine - That's what my grandson, in the Hindu Kush mountains of northeastern Afghanistan looks like now = except I'll betcha Uncle Sam doesn't issue them the genuine fur that can keep the face from freezing - (There's a reason animals wear fur ;o) ..)

The Sky Soldiers of the 173rd are perched up there on a tiny shelf they pickaxed out of the mountain side - no warm huts, no hot meals, no running water - just lots of cold, snow and Taliban

24 posted on 01/02/2008 8:13:52 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7

Tell your grandson hello and best wishes from us.


25 posted on 01/02/2008 8:17:18 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: maine-iac7

You are right. It does only take one active volcano to change surface temperatures. I doubt this one has achieved much cooling yet, but the ash can remain airborn and affect surface temperatures for months if not years. That’s providing the volcano is a significant enough event.

That’s one of the reasons why global warming was always an iffy proposition for me. If we could drive temperatures down, it might be the wrong thing to do just before a significant volcanic event.


26 posted on 01/02/2008 8:42:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Paladin2

Yes, I’m being totally serial.


27 posted on 01/02/2008 10:46:20 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.)
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To: StACase

bookmark


28 posted on 01/03/2008 4:13:27 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: TXHubbard

another AGW one


29 posted on 01/29/2008 8:35:08 AM PST by r-q-tek86 (If your not taking flak, your not over the target.)
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