The American Physical Society (APS), representing over 50,000 physicists, has re-opened the discussion of the issue of global warming. In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that more than half of the "Global warming" of the past 50 years (IPCC, 2007) had been caused by CO2 emissions from humans and that human activity would cause further rapid warming . That conclusion is now being challenged by new data and the failure of old data to predict what has actually happened to the climate since 2001.
Of particular interest is an article entitled "Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered" (Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered) written by Christopher Monckton. The IPCC argues that humans are the cause of the global warming that has taken place following the end of the "Little Ice Age" that ended about 1850 AD. IPCC claims that the current global warming was CAUSED by the development of and human use of railways, steam powered ships, the internal combustion engine and electrical power, all products of the 2nd Industrial Revolution that began as the "Little Ice Age" ended.
Lord Monckton challenges the accuracy of the IPCC calculations as follows:
In a long-awaited judgment following a 15-month inquiry, Ofcom is expected to censure the network over its treatment of some scientists in the programme, The Great Global Warming Swindle, which sparked outcry from environmentalists.
Complaints about privacy and fairness from the government's former chief scientist, Sir David King, and the Nobel peace prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be upheld on almost all counts, the Guardian has learned.
But it is understood that Channel 4 will still claim victory because the ultimate verdict on a separate complaint about accuracy, which contained 131 specific points and ran to 270 pages, will find that it did not breach the regulator's broadcasting code and did not materially mislead viewers.
WE NOW have Professor Jeffrey Sachs, economics adviser to the UN Secretary-General, and Professor Ross Garnaut, economics adviser to our Prime Minister, disagreeing over what form Australia's response to global warming should take (The Age, 15/7).
Whichever course is adopted, there is agreement that Australia's economy will suffer through a loss of its natural comparative advantage from access to cheap fossil fuels.
When doctors differ over the cure, it is time to get a new diagnosis. This is especially so if the nature and severity of the disease are poorly understood and if either recommended cure is going to reduce wellness significantly, or even leave the patient a cripple.
As western nations step up pressure on India and China to curb the emission of greenhouse gases, Russian scientists reject the very idea that carbon dioxide may be responsible for global warming.
Russian critics of the Kyoto Protocol, which calls for cuts in CO2 emissions, say that the theory underlying the pact lacks scientific basis. Under the Theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming, it is human-generated greenhouse gases, and mainly CO2, that cause climate change. “The Kyoto theorists have put the cart before the horse,” says renowned Russian geographer Andrei Kapitsa. “It is global warming that triggers higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, not the other way round.”
Russian researchers made this discovery while studying ice cores recovered from the depth of 3.5 kilometres in Antarctica. Analysis of ancient ice and air bubbles trapped inside revealed the composition of the atmosphere and air temperature going back as far as 400,000 years.
THESE are the seven graphs that should make the Rudd Government feel sick.
These are the seven graphs that should make you ask: What? Has global warming now stopped?
Look for yourself. They show that the world hasn't warmed for a decade, and has even cooled for several years.
See for yourself: Click here to view the graphs in detail (pdf)
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday urged the United States to wean the nation from its entire electricity grid to carbon-free energy within 10 years, warning that drastic steps were needed to avoid a global economic and ecological cataclysm.
Like a modern Jeremiah, Mr. Gore called down thunder to justify the spending of trillions of dollars to remake the American power system, a plan fraught with technological and political challenges that goes far beyond the changes recently debated in Congress and by world leaders.