Topic category: Climate/Climate Change/Weather
The Economist Cautiously Admits Global Warming Theory Overblown
Real world global temperature measurements that have revealed a lack of any significant climate change over more than a decade are impressively damaging the human-caused-global-warming movement. In fact, so much doubt has now been cast on the false "consensus" of human-caused-global-warming that activists who have long championed the fight to reduce fossil fuel use are now having second thoughts.
A case in hand is found in the March 30th article, "A sensitive Matter" appearing in the UK's The Economist magazine which admits, "The climate may be heating up less in response to greenhouse-gas emissions than was once thought." In point of fact, the planet does not heat up at all in response to greenhouse-gas emissions.
You know the global warmist crowd must be getting pretty anxious when a friendly publication prints:
This is a dramatic departure from Hansen's claims in the 1980s which predicted much higher temperatures for the early 2000s.
Attempting to keep life support on the failed AGW theory, the article goes on to state:
This statement is both scientifically incorrect and grossly misleading. In point of fact, the warming potential for atmospheric CO₂ decreases logarithmically as atmospheric CO₂ decreases!
The following aspects of climate change decisively refute any claims to validity of human-caused-global-warming:
Worth noting is the typical global temperature of Earth (~ 9°C warmer than at present) when climate is not in an Ice Era. The following statement is found on page 20 of the Time-Life "Planet Earth" series of books, an edition titled, "Ice Ages" (published in 1983):
— from Time-Life "Planet Earth" series, "Ice Ages"
Failure to put climate change in its proper prospective is a major tool of those advancing the false theory that human activity is warming the planet. In fact, current warming is well within natural boundaries and is even within the cooling phase of our current interglacial (the Holocene interglacial) that began about 12,000 years ago and is due to end.
Other AGW claims are equally dismissed by accurate measurements (as opposed to contrived proxy measurements) of sea levels and polar snow/ice accumulation and temperature. In each of these cases claims are exaggerated or falsified to create "evidence" of human-caused global warming that simply does not exist.
Further egregious errors are found in the following paragraph from that article:
In fact, the mismatch is not puzzling at all to scientists who have carefully evaluated the science associated with global warming claims and found it to be deeply flawed! And, yes, it does mean that one can correctly conclude that believing in a flawed theory is delusional.
Finally, there is nothing puzzling about the 100-year change in temperatures of a mere 1°C when it is put in perspective of hundred-year climate change over the past 1000 years. Earth is still recovering from the Little Ice Age. It is supposed to be warming.
A far greater threat looms in the relatively near future, that being the onset of the next Ice Age cycle as our current Interglacial climate ends. Both are due.
There is much in The Economist article that is sound reporting. It's a shame the article is corrupted by the misleading information quoted above.
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Biography - Bob Webster
Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.