Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 9:58 AM EDT
In response to an earlier email, it has been broiught to my attention that William Kininmonth presented a paper to the 2009 Heartland Conference.
I attach it for those who - like me - had not seen it. It is good stuff.
All the best
Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and interacts with the Earth’s infrared radiation, both the emission to space and the downward radiation at the surface. Contrary to popular explanations, it is not the reduction in radiation to space across the CO2 bands that are important for enhancing the greenhouse effect; it is the increase in downward radiation at the surface that is important.
The computer models on which the IPCC based its fourth assessment projections have been shown to significantly underestimate the rate of increase of evaporation with temperature. As a consequence, surface temperature rise from CO2 forcing is grossly exaggerated. Suggestions that global temperature might pass a ‘tipping point’ and even go into a phase of ‘runaway global warming’ are an outcome of the flawed computer models and are not a realistic future scenario. The extensive oceans and the hydrological cycle are a natural constraint on global temperature and dangerous anthropogenic global warming is not a feasible outcome.
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