Skip to comments.Report: CO2 Not Responsible For Global Warming
Posted on 05/31/2013 11:44:07 AM PDT by drewh
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) not carbon emissions are the real culprit behind global warming, claims a new study out of the University of Waterloo.
Conventional thinking says that the emission of human-made non-CFC gases such as carbon dioxide has mainly contributed to global warming. But we have observed data going back to the Industrial Revolution that convincingly shows that conventional understanding is wrong, said Qing-Bin Lu, a science professor at the University of Waterloo and author of the study.
In fact, the data shows that CFCs conspiring with cosmic rays caused both the polar ozone hole and global warming, Lu said.
Ads by GoogleLus findings were published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B and analyzed data from 1850 to the present.
Lus study runs counter to the long-standing argument that carbon dioxide emissions were the driving force behind global warming. Recently scientists warned that carbon concentrations were nearing the 400 parts per million level. Scientists say that carbon dioxide levels must be lowered to 350 ppm to avoid the severe impacts of global warming.
The 400-ppm threshold is a sobering milestone and should serve as a wake-up call for all of us to support clean-energy technology and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases before its too late for our children and grandchildren, said Tim Lueker, an oceanographer and carbon cycle researcher who is a member of the Scripps CO2 Group.
Lu notes that data from 1850 to 1970 show carbon emissions increasing due to the Industrial Revolution. However, global temperatures stayed constant.
The conventional warming model of CO2, suggests the temperatures should have risen by 0.6°C over the same period, similar to the period of 1970-2002, reads the studys press release.
CFC's are nontoxic, nonflammable chemicals containing atoms of carbon, chlorine, and fluorine that are used to make aerosol sprays, blowing agents for foams and packing materials, as solvents, and as refrigerants according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Whew! That’s a relief. Had me worried there for a moment. NOT!
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” CFCs conspiring with cosmic rays”
It’s all google’s fault.
Looks like its back to the roll-on deodorant.
"They quickly figured out that they could earn one carbon credit by eliminating one ton of carbon dioxide, but could earn more than 11,000 credits by simply destroying a ton of an obscure waste gas normally released in the manufacturing of a widely used coolant gas. That is because that byproduct has a huge global warming effect. The credits could be sold on international markets, earning tens of millions of dollars a year."
Whodathunkit? Perverse incentives lead to perverse behavior.
And the libs tried to make C)2 a “greenhouse gas” and therefore regulate it. Epic fail...again.
Gee whiz, if it isn’t CO2 there must be some other man-caused reason for AGW.
Well, first off, globally, temperatures are not increasing (i.e. no global warming). And absent setting off nuclear bombs warming and cooling is caused by solar changes, not man.
That’s not going to go over well with Al Bore and Michael Mann(ipulates data).
Get with the program. No one talks about Global Warming anymore. It is now called Global Climate Change.
Global Climate Change is much more flexible than Global Cooling or Global Warming.
Is it warmer than average today? It is because of Global Climate Change.
Is it cooler than average today? It is because of Global Climate Change.
Is it wetter? Dryer? Windier? Less Windy? It doesn’t matter! Whenever bad weather strikes, it is because of Global Climate Change.
It is all Bush’s fault. Bush and those damned SUVs. Womyn and minorities will be hardest hit.
Is it ACE, or one of the others that’s having the sale on the large flat nosed BS shovels this week?
Oh, so now we are back to CFC’s being the culprit.
Thing is CFC is no longer used in regrigerant, hairspray and sadly inhalers, used for asthma...
If I had time I’d debunk your “theory” erh, guessing game to get more Lasko money...
...and it’s being done for the children...
What global warming?