By Ed Berry, PhD, Physics
In March 2022, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial that was 100% misinformation about what it called climate “misinformation.”
Climate change alarmism is not based on science. It is based on money, politics, brainwashing, groupthink, and conditioned reflex as Pavlov did with his dogs.
Far too many people, including scientists, incorrectly assume the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is correct about climate change. They incorrectly think undesirable climate events prove our CO2 caused these events, which is not only nonsense but also logically invalid because events do not prove their cause.
All claims that human CO2 emissions cause climate change begin with IPCC’s invalid theory that says human CO2 emissions have caused all the increase in atmospheric CO2 since 1750 (or above 280 ppm). All climate treaties, laws, regulations, taxes, green energy tax credits, and carbon capture, assume this false IPCC theory is true.
Peer-reviewed publications, that the IPCC ignores, prove this IPCC theory is false and that IPCC’s own data prove nature, not human CO2, controls the CO2 level.
These publications show human CO2 emissions are insignificant to atmospheric CO2. Therefore, efforts to reduce human CO2 emissions waste considerable time, money, and productivity.
The few scientists (remarkably absent from government payrolls) who study the true causes of climate change find that nature, not human CO2, controls the climate. And since our CO2 does not control the climate, we can’t “solve” or “address” climate change by turning off our CO2.
The so-called “solutions” to global warming make the poor poorer and the rich richer, and do not reduce CO2 emissions.
The scientific method says we cannot prove a theory is true, but only one contradiction proves a theory is false and this one contradiction outvotes all claims that the theory is true. Scientific consensus is irrelevant in science.
Science progresses by negating theories. Science becomes pseudoscience when people reject evidence that proves a theory is false, as they have done in climate science. IPCC’s pseudoscientists ignore evidence that proves IPCC’s theory is false.
The 20% drop in human CO2 emissions during the pandemic did not slow nature’s CO2 increase. If we removed all trace of humans on the planet, we would not stop nature’s unrelenting CO2 increase.
If climate alarmists would stop long enough to think and study, here is what they would learn.
CO2 flows into and out of the atmosphere as water flows into a lake and out over a dam. The higher the level (of CO2 or water), the faster the outflow. The level adjusts to make outflow equal to inflow. Thereafter, continued constant inflow does not further change the level. CO2 does not accumulate in the atmosphere. The CO2 level increases only enough to make outflow equal to inflow.
The IPCC agrees CO2 inflow into the atmosphere is 95% natural and 5% human. Physics shows each inflow produces a level where outflow equals inflow, making the (first order) human contribution to the CO2 level only 5% (or 20 ppm), using IPCC’s own data.
But the IPCC claims human CO2 is 30% (or 120 ppm) of the CO2 in the atmosphere. They do this because IPCC’s theory requires 30% and to say otherwise would admit IPCC’s theory is false. So, IPCC scientists adjust data to match their theory rather than use data to test their theory, as they should.
To support its sleight of hand, the IPCC claims human CO2 stays in the atmosphere longer than natural CO2, like for thousands of years. Indeed, if this happened, it would increase the human CO2 in the atmosphere. But the IPCC thereby violates physics.
Neglecting isotopes, human and natural CO2 molecules are identical. So, human CO2 and natural CO2 flow out of the atmosphere at the same rate. IPCC’s own data show the half-life of atmospheric CO2 is less than 3 years, which contradicts IPCC’s claim that human CO2 stays in the atmosphere for thousands of years.
In December 2021, the publications of my and others’ peer-reviewed scientific papers prove IPCC’s core theory is false. Yet, the alarmist teachers in schools, colleges, and universities continue to teach their students climate fiction. In Montana, such teaching violates a 2011 Montana Supreme Court ruling.
Your and your children’s minds are too valuable to lose to alarmism.
Your future depends on whether your government follows climate truth or climate fiction.
Climate truth will give you freedom. Climate fiction will make you a slave. The road you choose makes all the difference.
I teach the science of the people who will not be slaves.