I have posted several recent commentaries over the past few months which dispute both global warming being caused primarily by carbon dioxide (it may have a smaller contribution) as well as any global cooling "ice age" scenario.
Why? Not due to any political ideology I assure you, but because the data is not consistent with either viewpoint. I am unconvinced in particular that mankind is causing global warming. First of all, the warming has taken a vacation for about the past five or six years, which doesn't make sense as CO2 increases every year.
Second, frequently touted facts such as shrinking arctic sea ice (true) prove nothing about human caused climate change. It is readily admitted by the NSIDC (www.nsidc.org) that changing weather patterns and ocean currents are the primary drivers behind recent years of summer ice melt. Furthermore, 30 years is a darned short time span in which to draw any conclusion (from ice trends) on either cooling or warming!
Having said all that, we owe it to ourselves as a civilization to continue research and not follow the mantra of the elite, nor to buy into the hysteria of conspiracy-minded websites.
I invite you to read the article linked to here
which is authored by a scientist much more learned that I and to do it with an open mind. On the flip side, you’ll find as you investigate the "Al Gore" side of global warming people that are equally sincere and convinced of their viewpoint: but it's based on modeling and a very short time scale of data, which places the science supporting the anthropogenic warming on shakier ground.
And right now global warming is on vacation; I just hope legitimate scientific inquiry and dissent is not.
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