Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 4:34 PM EST
ALWAYS good to get an alternative point of view. Here’s one to ponder. Terri Jackson, MSc MPhil founder of the Energy Group at the Institute of Physics, London, was one of 150 professional physicists, climatologists and scientists who submitted a signed petition to the UN secretary-general at Copenhagen asking him to provide observational scientific evidence rather than theoretical models for the unproved claims that humans were responsible for the present climate changes.
Here, she gives her thoughts on the thorny issue of global warming. “The first point to make is that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but a gas that is essential for life and for plant growth,” she said.
“The contribution of man-made carbon dioxide to the greenhouse effect is minimal with about 108 gigatons of man-made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere compared with an overall total of 2,700 gigatons. “To change the entire world domestic and industrial energy system over such a small effect seems outrageous.
“Thousands of physicists and climatologists throughout the world dissent from this unproven theory. Temperatures have been considerably higher in the past, for example when the Vikings developed Greenland, without any adverse effects.
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