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Monday, April 9, 2007

A History of CO2 Shenanigans

Via John Ray at Greenie Watch comes an extensive quote from a very interesting paper, A History of CO2 Shenanigans. It's a bit dated (1997) but still applicable in it's discussion of the development of Global Warming dogma:

IPCC's "Greenhouse Effect Global Warming" dogma rests on invalid presumptions and a rejectable non-realistic carbon cycle modelling which simply refutes reality, like the existence of carbonated beer or soda "pop" as we know it.


In order to construct a "CO2 Greenhouse Effect Doom" dogma, it will be necessary to
justify that (1) pre-industrial atmospheric CO2 was lower than today, (2) atmospheric CO2 has steadily risen from its pre-industrial level to today's level, (3) Man's burning of fossil fuel is causing an increase in atmospheric CO2 level, (4) hence atmospheric CO2 must have a long residence time (lifetime), and (5) atmospheric temperatures are increasing due to Man's burning of fossil fuel.

Global warming has evolved into a pseudo-religion, as discussed elsewhere in this blog, but as this article explains, it was no accident. Well worth a look.

Here's a link to the original paper, Carbon cycle modelling and the residence time of natural and anthropogenic atmospheric CO2: on the construction of the "Greenhouse Effect Global Warming" dogma by Tom V. Segalstad

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