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Global “warming” is both “natural and unstoppable”

There once was a time in the world where science would have prevailed over politics and junk science.  Stories like this would have put a nail in the coffin of the enviro-Chicken Little movement:

As much of the U.S. is being blasted by vicious ice storms, a blockbuster report published in a prestigious scientific journal insists that the evidence shows that climate warming is both natural and unstoppable and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant.

Writing in the International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society, professor David H. Douglass (of the University of Rochester), professor John R. Christy (of the University of Alabama), Benjamin D. Pearson and professor S. Fred Singer (of the University of Virginia) report that observed patterns of temperature changes (“fingerprints”) over the last 30 years disagree with what greenhouse models predict and can better be explained by natural factors, such as solar variability.

The conclusion is that climate change is “unstoppable” and cannot be affected or modified by controlling the emission of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, as is proposed in current legislation.

According to Dr. Douglass: “The observed pattern of warming, comparing surface and atmospheric temperature trends, does not show the characteristic fingerprint associated with greenhouse warming. The inescapable conclusion is that the human contribution is not significant and that observed increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases make only a negligible contribution to climate warming.

One of his co-authors, Dr. John Christy, added: “Satellite data and independent balloon data agree that atmospheric warming trends do not exceed those of the surface. Greenhouse models, on the other hand, demand that atmospheric trend values be 2-3 times greater.

“We have good reason, therefore, to believe that current climate models greatly overestimate the effects of greenhouse gases. Satellite observations suggest that GH models ignore negative feedbacks, produced by clouds and by water vapor, that diminish the warming effects of carbon dioxide.”

And the third co-author, Dr. S. Fred Singer, said: “The current warming trend is simply part of a natural cycle of climate warming and cooling that has been seen in ice cores, deep-sea sediments, stalagmites, etc., and published in hundreds of papers in peer-reviewed journals.

“The mechanism for producing such cyclical climate changes is still under discussion; but they are most likely caused by variations in the solar wind and associated magnetic fields that affect the flux of cosmic rays incident on the earth’s atmosphere.

“In turn, such cosmic rays are believed to influence cloudiness and thereby control the amount of sunlight reaching the earth’s surface­ and thus the climate.

“Our research demonstrates that the ongoing rise of atmospheric CO2 has only a minor influence on climate change. We must conclude, therefore, that attempts to control CO2 emissions are ineffective and pointless — but very costly.”

The sun’s increasing activity, causing “warming”?  What a novel concept!

December 11, 2007 - Posted by | global warming


  1. Good. Now we can get to the real reason we should be reducing our oil consumption, ENERGY INDEPENDANCE. We need to get out from under the thumb of Arab oil.

    Comment by WMD_Maker | December 11, 2007

  2. They are clearly oil shills!

    I just wanted to beat any enviros who might visit your site and read this post. Their paper should be seen as a simple statement of the obvious–we’ve never been able to control climate and to think we could have any meaningful effect on a global system by changing a light bulb is absurd. We need to be looking at ways to adapt to this new climate, but I realize such rationale doesn’t win one a nobel or presidency.

    Comment by A.C. McCloud | December 11, 2007

  3. I’m guessing we won’t be hearing about this on NBC anytime soon. It’s good to know that there are actually some scientists out there that have the balls to tell it like it is. They clearly aren’t fund grubbing big government shills like those that are part of the “consensus”. Put that in your peace pipe and smoke it Goreacle.

    Comment by DoubleD | December 11, 2007

  4. “Natural and Unstoppable”…I thought they were talking about Algore’s idiocy.

    Comment by The Truth Hurts | December 12, 2007

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