An interesting physics paper on why CO2 in the atmosphere CAN’T be the culprit behind the proposed warming trend:
And don’t worry, it’s a REAL paper. Not from a blog.
No one doubts that it is slightly warmer now than it was in the say, 70’s. But there have been warmer periods in history. As recent as the 1930’s temps were higher than they are now! I personally think that the Earth goes through 30 year heating/cooling cycles. (Actually 33 year, based on triploid solar cycles, but I won’t quibble over 3 years.) When i was growing up, there was heavy snow on the ground here from Sept to May. The past three years are coming back to that trend. Looking back through the records, it seems that this holds true. (Hence the reason fr the dustbowl. 20-odd ‘wet’ years ended and the ‘dry’ years began. Like then, we will adapt.
The whole problem with AGW is there is NO WAY to disprove it. Question the theory and you are a “heretic” or “Denier”. I am as green as anyone I know. I use low energy bulbs. i re-use and cut my family’s waste as much as possible. (I DON’T recycle. But that is a different issue….) I spend a LOT of time out on the land.
If someone present ironclad proof that AGW was false IT WOULDN’T MATTER. An “enviro-nationalist” group is at the head of this whole thing. They really do believe that we should be punished for our achievements, and feel that the Earth would be better off without man. Period. The current frenzy only feeds their coffers and ambitions.
Instead of jumping on the bandwagon, LOOK at the numbers used. Find out how they were altered and “nudged” across the board to ‘confirm’ warming. Find out how they have cut and trimmed warmer periods out of their model so as to make them look more impressive.
Play the Devil’s Advocate for a few days. Check the data for yourself. Prove the null hypothesis. Don’t believe ANYTHING unless you can see the numbers behind it. THAT is science. Not “I believe because everyone else does.”