October 3, 2016
In this overheated political season, this post may be a useful reminder of the facts as protection against lots of unproven claims flying around.
The captions and most comments below come from Mike van Biezen in his recent essay published at the Daily Wire (here). To illustrate his points, I added images collected from various internet addresses. Michael van Biezen teaches physics and earth sciences at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and his many lectures are available on Youtube at his website (here).
Temperature records from around the world do not support the assumption that today’s temperatures are unusual.
Many people experience the range of temperatures on this scale on a daily and seasonal basis.
Satellite temperature data do not support the assumption that temperatures are rising rapidly.
The world experienced a significant cooling trend between 1940 and 1980. CO2 levels do not correlate consistently with temperatures.
Urban heat island effect skews the temperature data of a significant number of weather stations.
There is a natural inverse relationship between global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 levels.
Higher temperatures increase atmospheric CO2 levels and lower temperatures decrease atmospheric CO2 levels, not the other way around.
The CO2 cannot, from a scientific perspective, be the cause of significant global temperature changes
The H2O molecule which is much more prevalent in the Earth’s atmosphere, and which is a bend molecule, has many more vibrational modes, and absorbs many more frequencies emitted by the Earth, including to some extent the radiation absorbed by CO2. It turns out that between water vapor and CO2, nearly all of the radiation that can be absorbed by CO2 is already being absorbed.
Many periods during our recent history show that a warmer climate was prevalent long before the industrial revolution.
Glaciers have been melting for more than 150 years.
“Data adjustment” is used to continue the perception of global warming.
The Moral of The Climate Story:
Global warming alarm is not supported by temperature data.
We all have a choice: Listen to the facts, or listen to the fears:
Michael Crichton (2002)
Like a bearded nut in robes on the sidewalk proclaiming the end of the world is near, the media is just doing what makes it feel good, not reporting hard facts. We need to start seeing the media as a bearded nut on the sidewalk, shouting out false fears. It’s not sensible to listen to it.