Thursday, July 9, 2009

CO2 - Can Someone Please Buy a Clue?

Reprinting a good post from Michele Malkin's blog today:
My colorizing on some points...

On July 9th, 2009 at 10:30 am, xler8bmw said:

I feel I must post this again.

CO2 has no impact on the earth’s temperature, that is just the big
lie that has been pushed for so long that unfortunately lots of
people have come to believe it.

Firstly CO2 is the RESULT of higher temperatures not the cause. The
Sunspot Cycle drives variation in climate, see this chart from NASA
and see that its about a ten to twelve year cycle. When the earth is
warmer more CO2 is released from the oceans. But CO2 does not drive
the temperature change, the sun does that. CO2 is a minority gas in
the atmosphere that only makes up far less than one percent (.038%
to be exact). CO2 is an essential gas which plant life requires in
order to grow.

Here is what scientists without economic interest in the global
warming fraud have to say about CO2

If you take CO2 as a percentage of all the gases in the atmosphere,
the oxygen, the nitrogen and argon and so on its .054% [.00054], its
an incredibly small portion and then of course you’ve got to take
that portion which supposedly humans are adding which is the focus
of all the concern and it gets even smaller.

The atmosphere is made up of a multitude of gases, a small
percentage of them we call greenhouse gases, and of that very small
percentage of greenhouse gases, 95% of it is water vapor, its the
most important greenhouse gas.

The ice core record goes to the very heart of the problem we have
here, they said, if the CO2 increases in the atmosphere as a
greenhouse gas then the temperature will go up, but the ice core
records shows exactly the opposite. So the fundamental assumption,
the most fundamental assumption of the whole theory of climate
change due to humans is shown to be wrong.

Professor Tim Ball, Dept. of Climatology University of Winnipeg
[There have been periods] in earth’s history when we had three times
as much CO2 as we do today, times when we had ten times as much CO2 as we have today, if CO2 has a large effect in climate then we
should see it in the temperature reconstruction.

Professor Nir Shawiv, Institute of Physics, University of Jerusalem
We can’t say that CO2 will drive climate, it certainty never did in
the past.

CO2 clearly cannot be causing temperature changes, its a product of
temperature, its following temperature changes.

Professor Ian Clark, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
None of the major climate changes in the last thousand years can be
explained by CO2.

Dr. Piers Corbyn, Climate Forecaster, Weather Action
Water vapor is a greenhouse gas, by far the most important
greenhouse gas.

Humans produce a small fraction in the single digits, percentage
wise of the CO2 that is produced in the atmosphere.

Professor John Christy, Lead Author, IPCC, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville
"Anyone that goes around and says that carbon dioxide is responsible
for most of the warming of the 20th century hasn’t looked at the
basic numbers."

Professor Patrick Michaels, Dept of Environmental Sciences,
University of Virginia, "CO2 began to increase exponentially in about 1940, but the temperature actually began to decrease 1940, continued until about 1975."

Professor Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Director, International Arctic Research
Center, "Also, this is the fourth time this century a climate change fraud has been attempted.