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Global warming theory opposition growing

by on January 28, 2012

Theory must fit the evidence, not the other way around

Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. This is known to the warming establishment, as one can see from the 2009 “Climategate” email of climate scientist Kevin Trenberth: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.” But the warming is only missing if one believes computer models where so-called feedbacks involving water vapor and clouds greatly amplify the small effect of CO2.
The lack of warming for more than a decade—indeed, the smaller-than-predicted warming over the 22 years since the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began issuing projections—suggests that computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause. Faced with this embarrassment, those promoting alarm have shifted their drumbeat from warming to weather extremes, to enable anything unusual that happens in our chaotic climate to be ascribed to CO2.
The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere’s life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth. This is no surprise since plants and animals evolved when CO2 concentrations were about 10 times larger than they are today. Better plant varieties, chemical fertilizers and agricultural management contributed to the great increase in agricultural yields of the past century, but part of the increase almost certainly came from additional CO2 in the atmosphere.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577171531838421366.html

From → Energy, Environment

2 Comments
  1. 14allnall41 permalink

    Opposition is indeed growing, and many investigations by state attorneys general are beginning in the area of global warming research. These investigations are needed since global warming “research” takes place by groups/individuals who receive state-funded grants through tax-payer dollars. Many of these groups/individuals reside in our local public universities advancing their cause while living off tax-payer funded “grants,” which are often hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then when the grant money dries up in one state, these groups/individuals move to another public university in another state to continue their global warming “research.” This so-called “research” is increasingly beginning to be proven to be a hoax. State attorneys general are not wasting tax payer money by investigating these cases as many global warming supporters claim. Since these grants are being provided at tax-payer expense, the investigations are right and just and must continue in order to protect the tax payers and to prevent fraud.

    • Anonymous permalink

      A perfect fraud! Stop living off the tax-payer dole while perpetuating a man-made global warming “theory” (a fraudulent theory to many). And stop trying to create a scenario where those you oppose you don’t support scientific research or don’t want to save our planet. By the way, why do you have to keep moving from state to state? Investigations into this fraud? Tax-payer funded grants drying up? Charlatan!

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