Monday, March 8th 2010, 2:39 AM EST
Recently published peer-reviewed scientific research offers a new explanation as to the cause of the increase in the earth’s average temperature in the late 20th century, casting doubt on two broadly held assumptions: the first, that it was caused by manmade CO2; and the second, that it was caused by natural phenomena. The research suggests that the increasing temperatures resulted instead from other manmade compounds interacting with natural phenomena.
Significantly, an international environmental agreement in force since 1989 mandates controls on the production and use of the very compounds considered by the new research to be the primary cause of the warmer temperatures. Due to compliance with the mandates on the part of the 191 signatory countries, there has been a decrease in the presence of these compounds in the atmosphere. The new research highlights a tight correlation between this decrease and the decrease in the earth’s average temperature, both of which began in about 2000.
The overwhelming acceptance of the assumption that manmade CO2 was responsible for the earth’s warming has led to laws and regulations that represent a financial threat to government, industry, and the citizens of the world. By suspending the enforcement and future adoption of such laws and regulations until the findings discussed in this report are reviewed, the potential consequences can be averted.
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