Articles Tagged "CO2 Level"
Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 5:54 PM EST
For too long, scientists who promote the hypothesis that man’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are causing dangerous global warming have been given a free ride by politicians and the press. Their pronouncements, no matter how fantastic, are accepted without question and repeated ad nauseam by compliant governments and reporters alike. When scientists do what all scientists are supposed to do — question and probe — they are treated as enemies of the people and condemned by opinion leaders.
With the upcoming release of the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, 2013 can be the year governments and media grow up on climate change.
Treat catastrophists who push for climate and energy policies that would bankrupt us just as we do other end-of-the-world cultists: demand they prove their beliefs before providing them the time of day, let alone our tax dollars. Insist that climate catastrophists cease with their speculations and instead employ the scientific method.
Monday, September 3rd 2012, 7:53 AM EDT
With climate change a huge issue this election season, we should review the latest facts on the matter. In this chart, CO2 continues its rise. The global temperatures, however, have not only leveled off, they have begun to fall. This result is in line with natural climate cycle theory.
If the admission to the school of your choice, be it Cornell, or lets say Columbia or Harvard, depended on you answering this question -- "Given the facts presented in the chart above, is CO2 driving the Earth’s temperature?" -- how would you answer it?
Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 5:47 PM EDT
to read BBC above report CO2 'drove end to last ice age'
by Jonathan Amos, Science correspondent, BBC News
See below link to the TV Documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle" and listen to what is said about CO2 "following" the Earth warming.
We have been here before and no doubt be here again........over the long term, an active Sun warms the Earth and equally over a long term an inactive Sun cools the Earth. When the Earth cools, the co2 returns back to the oceans and ice, and when the Earth warms the co2 returns back to the atmosphere from the Oceans and ice. It's a cycle that has been repeated many times before and will be repeated over and over again, long after the BBC and Nature have been removed from repeating the "effect" being the "cause" again!
What is being said in the latest report is that co2 somehow makes the Sun active!!!
Sunday, January 20th 2013, 4:54 PM EST
Here we go again. Multiple news outlets have been asserting of late that manmade global warming is causing the current Australian drought and heatwave. During the summer of 2012 it was the drought and heatwaves of the Central Plains of the United States that were said to be proof of manmade global warming; in 2011 it was the drought and heatwaves in Texas; in 2010 it was the drought and heatwaves in Russia.
Just two months ago the World Bank released a report entitled, “Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided, Turn Down the Heat,”[i] which has since been cited in dozens of news outlets bolstering the mass hysteria currently sweeping the globe over impending catastrophic manmade global warming. Attributing droughts and heatwaves to manmade global warming they wrote, “an exceptional number of extreme heat waves occurred in the last decade; major food crop growing areas are increasingly affected by drought” and “Increasing vulnerability to heat and drought stress will likely lead to increased mortality and species extinction.” Regardless of how alarming these reports may be and how frequently they are cited in the news they all betray an unfortunate reality; those who fret over impending catastrophic manmade global warming don’t even understand the scientific hypothesis upon which it is based—anthropogenic humidity.
Friday, December 28th 2012, 8:13 AM EST
The other day I noticed Peter Gleick was "name calling" (climate deniers) on Twitter, so I approched him on the topic of how much "man made" co2 there is...after his reply I was going to use words like "arrogant" and a few others, instead I thought I would just use a calculator (see below)
Thursday, June 7th 2012, 5:01 AM EDT
The Earth is reaching a "tipping point" in climate change that will lead to increasingly rapid and irreversible destruction of the global environment unless its forces are controlled by concerted international action, an international group of scientists warns.
Unchecked population growth, the disappearance of critical plant and animal species, the over-exploitation of energy resources, and the rapidly warming climate are all combining to bring mounting pressure on the Earth's environmental health, they say.
Scientists from five nations, led by UC Berkeley biologist Anthony Barnosky, report their analysis Thursday in the journal Nature.
They likened the potential impact of the forces to previous major changes - both gradual and abrupt - in the planet's history that triggered mass extinctions and expansions, and produced completely new worldwide environments.
The most recent of those was the sporadic end of the last ice age that began 14,000 years ago and shifted rapidly from warm to cold and then back to warm again over a few thousand years. That period saw the extinction of half the world's large animal life, and then the spread of an expanding human population to every continent on the planet.
Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 1:29 PM EDT
The following article is from a leading Finnish Newspaper and was sent to me via the contact area. I had to use the Google Translate process as my Finnish is not that good.
To show this to you I have had to put the article through as an image, rather then type it. Will this story break to the world press? We will have to see.
Monday, October 1st 2012, 6:59 AM EDT
Runaway global warming gets more negative feedback
Salt marshes and similar types of coastal terrain could act naturally to fight global warming by absorbing increasing amounts of carbon in a warming world, scientists have found. Even better, salt marshes' carbon-sequestering effects would actually be increased sea-level rise.
Salt marshes, mainly made up of specialised grasses and their root systems, are a common type of coastal environment. They trap silt, serving to build up the elevation of the coastline and so resist storms and flooding. As the seas rise, the marsh rises too, as professor Matt Kirwan (Virginia uni) explains:
“One of the cool things about salt marshes is that they are perhaps the best example of an ecosystem that actually depends on carbon accumulation to survive climate change: The accumulation of roots in the soil builds their elevation, keeping the plants above the water,” says the prof.
According to a statement announcing Kirwan and his colleagues' new research into salt-marsh carbon effects:
Sunday, December 30th 2012, 2:56 PM EST
The leaked Second Order Draft IPCC AR5 essentially repeats the AR4 estimate of a climate sensitivity of 3 C:
#Equilibrium climate sensitivity is likely in the range 2°C–4.5°C, and very likely above 1.5°C. The most likely value is near 3°C. Equilibrium climate sensitivity greater than about 6°C–7°C is very unlikely.
Let me here leak the following update of my previous 10 times smaller estimate of climate sensitivity coming down to 0.3 C, based on the following argument using the standard numbers of
#Earth surface temperature: + 15 C
#top of the atmosphere TOA temperature: - 18 C at 5 km altitude
#lapse rate: 6.5 C/km
#dry adiabatic lapse rate: 10 C/km
#transported from surface to TOA by thermodynamics: 120 W/m2
#transported from surface to TOA by radiation: 60 W/m2.
Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 2:30 AM EDT
Does human emission of CO2 cause global warming?
This is a scientific question and can be answered using the scientific method with observed global mean temperature data.
A graph of global mean temperature from the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia is shown in the above graph .
The first period is from 1910 to 1940 & the second period is 60-years latter from 1970 to 2000. After human emission of CO2 for 60-years, the rate of change of global mean temperature of 0.15 deg C per decade from 1970 to 2000 is nearly identical to that of 0.16 deg C per decade from 1910 to 1940. That is, after a 5-times increase in human emission of CO2, there was no increase in the rate of increase of global mean temperature. This data contradicts the theory that human emission of CO2 causes global warming.