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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Hot Air Study Melts Global Warming Theory

Steven Milloy via Fox News

Global warming alarmists may want to expedite their efforts to hamstring the global economy with greenhouse gas regulation. A new study touted as showing that we’re not sufficiently panicky about manmade carbon dioxide emissions actually supports the exact opposite conclusion.

“Warnings about global warming may not be dire enough, according to a climate study that describes a runaway-train acceleration of industrial carbon dioxide emissions,” USA Today shrieked this week.

The study authors reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the rate of manmade carbon dioxide emissions was three times greater during 2000 to 2004 than during the 1990s.

Since increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels allegedly are causing global warming, the new study must mean that global temperatures are soaring even faster now than they did during the 1990s, right?

Wrong, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Climatic Data Center.

By overlaying the atmospheric carbon dioxide trend onto graphs of near-surface temperatures, surface temperatures and ocean temperatures, it is readily apparent that ever-changing global temperatures aren’t keeping pace with ever-increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

1 comment:

John Nicklin said...

CO2 and temperature aren't joined at the hip like the AGW camp would like to believe. Unfortunatley for them, the effect of CO2 as a GHG is logarythmic, not linear. If it took 100 ppm to cause the 0.6 degrees warming that we have seen over the past 100 years, then it will take 200 ppm to cause another 0.6 degrees, then 400 ppm to cause the next 0.6. Piddling little amounts don't do much. According to the theory, we will need to go to 900 ppm to see 1.8 degrees warming. That's if all other things are equal, which they are not.