Posted by: Sanity Rules | July 18, 2008

The Human Caused Global Warming Hoax

When Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” first came out, I set aside my personal distaste for him and watched what I thought was a very well organized presentation.   After all, throwing millions of tons of pollutants into our atmosphere is not a good idea whether or not it causes global climate change. However, considering the source, I decided to look into Global Warming in greater detail.

What I found was that Mr. Gore was a bit loose with the facts at best and that CO2 is a rather insignificant greenhouse gas. Even in the production of CO2 mankind plays a minor role. Increased CO2 is more likely the result of global warming rather than the specific cause.

After disgarding CO2 as a likely culprit of our warming trend, I started to look into the historical causes of variation in the Earth’s temperature and found that variations in the activity of the Sun were the prior causes. In discovering this for myself, I felt foolish for even considering any other major source because it really is so obvious!

The latest solor cycle supposedly ended some time ago, but a visit to http://www.spaceweather.com/ will show you that solar activity measured in sunspots has been at minimal levels. This lack of activity causes me to think that we could be entering a rather intense cooling period and not a warming.

I have been wondering how long it will take for this hoax to become obvious to the point of embarrassment to the scientific community. Now the first chinks in the theory are starting to show up:


The Physics and Society Forum of the American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming “incontrovertible.”

In a posting to the APS forum, editor Jeffrey Marque explains,”There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution.”

The APS is opening its debate with the publication of a paper by Lord Monckton of Brenchley, which concludes that climate sensitivity — the rate of temperature change a given amount of greenhouse gas will cause — has been grossly overstated by IPCC modeling. A low sensitivity implies additional atmospheric CO2 will have little effect on global climate.

Larry Gould, Professor of Physics at the University of Hartford and Chairman of the New England Section of the APS, called Monckton’s paper an “expose of the IPCC that details numerous exaggerations and “extensive errors”

In an email to DailyTech, Monckton says, “I was dismayed to discover that the IPCC’s 2001 and 2007 reports did not devote chapters to the central ‘climate sensitivity’ question, and did not explain in proper, systematic detail the methods by which they evaluated it. When I began to investigate, it seemed that the IPCC was deliberately concealing and obscuring its method.”

According to Monckton, there is substantial support for his results, “in the peer-reviewed literature, most articles on climate sensitivity conclude, as I have done, that climate sensitivity must be harmlessly low.”

Monckton, who was the science advisor to Britain’s Thatcher administration, says natural variability is the cause of most of the Earth’s recent warming. “In the past 70 years the Sun was more active than at almost any other time in the past 11,400 years … Mars, Jupiter, Neptune’s largest moon, and Pluto warmed at the same time as Earth.”

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  1. I couldn’t agree more. I too put aside my reservations and watched AIT. With a degree in biology, from many years ago, I was appalled at the leaps of logic Gore took in his slide show.

    Gore has presented a very compelling story. Lots of theatrics and psuedo facts and figures, mostly misinterpretations of legitimate studies. He makes alarmist claims that cannot be backed up by even the IPCC. His mentor Dr. Revelle actually said that there was no need for urgent action. Gore tried, without success, to have the paper by Revelle et al withdrawn from circulation.

    People in the alarmist camp dismiss Moncton as not being a scientist while quoting Gore with wild abandon. Al Gore has a degree in Human Studies with a couple of courses in science.

    Climate science is currently a joke. Any study that does not support the concensus is deemed wrong out-of-hand. Legitimate climate scientists are finally starting to speak out. Let’s hope that its not too little, too late.

  2. Check out my tongue in cheek post about this… 😀

    http://patricksperry.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/global-warming-strikes-in-colorado/#respond


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