Carbon Heat Trapping – A Critique

Carbon Heat Trapping a Bit Player in Global Warming by Richard J. Petschauer, Senior Member IEEE, Private Publication Abstract New calculations show that doubling of carbon dioxide (CO2) will increase average global temperature by only about 1F (degrees Fahrenheit) or 0.55C (degrees Centigrade), much less than the range of 2C to 4.5C estimated by the…

On the recovery from the Little Ice Age

by Syun-Ichi Akasofu 1. Introduction: The Little Ice Age (LIA) Significant data show the LIA certainly ended in about 1800-1850 and the recovery has continuously progressed to the present with superposed ‘fluctuations’ Let’s first review changes of temperature from about 1000 to the present. Figure 1(a) shows a typical example of tree-ring data from the…

Singer: Nature – not Human Activity – Rules the Climate

By S. Fred Singer, University of Virginia and SEPP(Presented at Erice Conference, Aug 2010) Summary Santer and sixteen coauthors [2008; hereafter S08] claim that observed temperature trends (in the tropical troposphere) are “consistent” with trends derived from General Circulation Models (GCM).  This result, if correct, would seem to support the validity of greenhouse (GH) models…

How core values influence belief in global warming

by Dr. Ed Berry, Daily Inter Lake, Montana, Sunday, August 15, 2010 (Page C7) Morrie Shechtman gave a talk in Kalispell on August 6 illustrating how core values differ between liberals and conservatives. The one value that stood out to me was that liberals tend to consider themselves as “fragile” while conservatives tend to consider themselves…

The Scientific Method

by Dr. Ed Berry Introduction to the AGW problem Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is the hypothesis that human emissions of CO2 due to burning fossil fuels are causing dangerous global warming. AGW proponents claim AGW is so dangerous that we must drastically reduce our fossil fuel CO2 emissions in order to stop the disastrous effects…

Hal Lewis: My Resignation From The American Physical Society

From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society 6 October 2010 Dear Curt: When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which…

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Open Letter Supporting Nuclear Power in America

John A. Shanahan, Corresponding Author [PDF]660 Detroit St.; Denver, Colorado 80206Tel. 303 399 0393; E-mail: acorncreek2006@gmail.com February 1, 2010 Dr. John P. HoldrenDirector, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the PresidentWashington, D.C. (by e-mail, fax, regular mail) cc. Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary Department of Energy, (by e-mail, fax, regular mail)24 member Committee—National…

Senator Inhofe’s Senate Minority Report on Climate Change

Click here to get the full report. This report is signed by over 1000 scientists. Compare this to the only 52, only a few of whom were scientists, who authored the IPCC Summary Report. Here are selected remarks from scientists: “Unfortunately, Climate Science has become Political Science…It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically…

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Dominating Role Of Oceans In Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt See Related Releases of February 22, July 2, 14, 19, and 24, 2010 The scientific rationale behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed massive intrusion into American life in the name of fighting climate change has no scientific or constitutional justification. This hard left excursion into socialism, fully supported by the Congressional Leadership…

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The Role of Greenland and Antarctic Ice Cores in Climate Science

by Harrison Schmitt See Related Releases of February 22, July 2, 14, and 19, 2010. Analysis of ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland play an important role in understanding the history of global temperatures and atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases and aerosols. Through analysis of dust, they also provide up to…

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Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

by Harrison Schmitt See Related Releases of February 22, July 2, and 14 2010. Given how little we actually know about climate, and particular the bogeyman called “carbon dioxide,” the President, the Environmental Protection Agency, Congress, and some ideological State governments and politically fearful corporations verge on choosing an extraordinarily dangerous path in attempting to…

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Global Temperature In Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt Ten thousand years of natural, post-Ice Age climate variability should give pause to those who maintain that current slow global warming and carbon dioxide increases result largely from human use of fossil fuels. Public confidence in that position also suffers from the exposure of fraudulent academic and bureaucratic behavior aimed at overriding…

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The Central Role Of The Sun In Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt Policy makers at the head of government in the United States and elsewhere apparently want to believe, and to have others believe, that human use of fossil fuels accelerates global warming.  They pursue this quest in order to impose ever greater and clearly unconstitutional control on the economy and personal liberty in…