Climate Politics

A Climate Resolution for your group

DRAFT by Dr. Ed Berry, Climate Physics, LLC, Bigfork, Montana, USA

People in several USA states and in New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and France have indicated an interest in having a Climate Resolution that will be the foundation of their group’s political actions related to climate change.

Therefore, I drafted this resolution for you who wish to make a climate resolution for your group. The great advantage of such a resolution is it will resolve your group’s climate change position. It forces a climate debate in groups that can set standards for laws.

Such resolutions will ignite the opposition. So, groups that propose such a resolution will need access to climate scientists who can argue the points in the resolution.

On February 23, I added paragraphs 3(c) and WHEREAS #13 and Resolution A.5.

Let the climate debate begin, Ed

A Joint Resolution of the [fill in your government entity] stating that: 

There is no credible scientific basis for the belief that human CO2 emissions change the climate.

  1. WHEREAS, governments worldwide have adopted the flawed climate belief that human CO2 emissions cause dangerous climate change; and
  2. WHEREAS, this flawed climate belief is the basis of all government climate treaties, actions, laws, and orders aiming to reduce human CO2 emissions; and  
  3. WHEREAS, this flawed climate belief is based on the assumptions
    • (a) that the natural CO2 level stayed constant at its 1750 level while human CO2 caused all the increase since 1750, and
    • (b) that increased atmospheric CO2 causes global warming; and
    • (c) that increased atmospheric CO2 is bad for life on the earth; and
  4. WHEREAS, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the scientific source that says (a) and (b) are true; and  
  5. WHEREAS, IPCC’s natural carbon cycle produces a true human carbon cycle that proves IPCC’s human carbon cycle is a fraud that merely assumes (a) is true; and 
  6. WHEREAS, this true human carbon cycle shows nature has caused 75% and human emissions only 25% of the CO2 increase since 1750, proving (a) is false; and 
  7. WHEREAS, this true human carbon cycle shows human CO2 has caused only 8% and natural CO2 92% of CO2 in the atmosphere as of 2021; and
  8. WHEREAS, this true human carbon cycle shows restricting human CO2 emissions cannot stop the natural CO2 increase; and
  9. WHEREAS, this true human carbon cycle shows restricting human CO2 emissions will not stop claimed climate change because the human 8% is insignificant; and
  10. WHEREAS, this true human carbon cycle shows if human CO2 emissions were to stop in 2021, the human 8% would fall to 4% by 2040 and to 2% by 2100, showing human CO2 is not a climate emergency or crisis; and
  11. WHEREAS, IPCC-approved scientific data show natural CO2 caused the CO2 increase before 1950, proving (a) is false; and
  12. WHEREAS, IPCC-approved scientific data show temperature changes precede CO2 changes, proving (b) is false because a cause always precedes its effect; and
  13. WHEREAS, data show more CO2 is good for earth life, proving (c) is false.

A. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY [fill in your government entity]:

That [fill in your government entity] recognizes that restrictions on human CO2 emissions have no credible scientific basis and are a waste of time, money, energy, and resources because:

  1. Nature controls global temperature, and
  2. Global temperature controls the CO2 level, and
  3. Natural CO2 causes more CO2 increase than human CO2, and
  4. Restrictions on human CO2 cannot control the increase in natural CO2.
  5. We should encourage human CO2 emissions because earth life needs more CO2.

B. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that plans by climate-challenged billionaires to reduce incoming solar radiation are irrational, anti-science, and serious threats to life on the planet.

C. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the state government and its affiliated agencies, with consideration for [fill in your government entity] economic and scientific heritage, and preservation of employment traditions, apply climate truth to Montana’s economy, education, policy, regulation, and energy decisions, and that educators include these facts about climate change science in their science education curricula.

D. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that [fill in your government entity] send copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the [fill in your government entity]  Congressional Delegation, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy, the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Governor of [fill in your government entity], the Commissioner of Higher Education, the [fill in your government entity]  Board of Education, and the Office of Public Instruction.  

E. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of State, in coordination with the University System and all state agencies, be encouraged to promote this resolution by encouraging the University System and state agencies to provide copies of this resolution to University System employees, state employees, and university students.

Download Word file:

Climate Resolution General

Climate Resolution Montana

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15 Comments

  1. Very good. I will work on this in Gallatin County.
    I think you should use 3(a) or 3(b) when referencing the a and b of point 3 in later points.

    1. Dear DMA, Thank you. In response, I updated the resolution by making (a) and (b) separate paragraphs in both this post and in the Word downloads.

  2. Where the CO₂ originated from is basically meaningless, in my estimation, in that there is so little of it in the atmosphere that it is NOT going to do anything other than make plants grow better as more of it is added to the atmosphere.
    There are some obsessed with the supposed increase of 338 ppm to 416 ppm of CO₂ and I hope that this information will help the alarmist to sleep better at nights.
    A part per million is like 1 drop of ink in a large kitchen sink.
    A large kitchen sink is about 13-14 gallons. There are 100 drops in one teaspoon, and 768 teaspoons
    per gallon.
    Some other things that are one part per million are…
    One drop in the fuel tank of a mid-sized car
    One inch in 16 miles
    About one minute in two years
    One car in a line of bumper-to-bumper traffic from Cleveland to San Francisco.
    One penny in $10,000.
    I know that you understand that these 72 additional ppm are spread out over this 16 miles in different one inch segments and wouldn’t it be a task to be told to sort out the 416 pennies from the number that it would take to make up $10,000.
    At 416 parts per million CO₂ is a minor constituent of earth’s atmosphere– less than 4/100ths of 1% of all gases present. Compared to former geologic times, earth’s current atmosphere is CO₂ impoverished.
     
    Let’s picture this in another way to really get an idea of the scale of CO₂ compared to the total atmosphere. The Eiffel Tower in Paris is 324 meters high (1063ft). If the height of the Eiffel Tower represented the total size of the atmosphere then the natural level of CO₂ would be 8.75 centimeters of that height (3.4 inches) and the amount added by humans up until today would be an extra 3.76 centimeters (1.5 inches)

    1. J Doug Swallow, I don’t think it is relevant how much or how little CO2 there is in the atmosphere.
      It is important what a variation of a amount of a certain substance does to environment or to humans and animals.
      For instance 150 ppm of hydrogen cyanide is deadly within an hour of exposure. That is only halve a drop of ink in the kitchen sink.
      On the other hand, people need 195,000 ppm of oxygen for breathing and less is also deadly.
      Exposure of people to 5000 ppm CO2 for 8 hour a day is said to be safe.
      Before we can say what the minimum and maximum levels of CO2 are, we need to know what exactly these levels do to environment.
      It is way to easy to say CO2 is a greenhouse gas and will cause global warming or climate change.
      Way to many ‘experts’ like Bill Gates and Al Gore are promoting this and people believe them.
      Proof of warming and how much at what level by CO2 need to be determent. I haven’t seen that yet. Models and observations are not in agreement.

      Dr. Ed, could you write your Climate Resolution so that it can be used in other countries, like Canada without reference to President of US. Thank you.

      1. It is obvious that the gases that comprise the atmosphere mix and move but it is also obvious that the heavier gases such as CO₂, that is one and one-half times heavier than what is called “air”, sinks. Here is information taken from the Excel spreadsheet extension of CRC 85th edition 2004-2005 handbook on physics and chemistry; therefore, that the information was presented comes from the above stated source. The mass of CO₂ in the atmosphere is approximately 1.06186E+14 x 10^14 kg . The Mass of Oxygen (O2) in the atmosphere is: 0.23 x (5.12 x 1018kg) = 1.1776 x 1018 kg (1.2 x 1018 kg)
        % increase in CO₂ per year = 1.1 x 1015/1.23 x 1018 x 100% = 0.089% or 8.9 x 10-4
        Total % increase in CO₂ in one year is: 8.9 x 10-4 x 0.03 = 2.7 x 10-5
        So, in one year the Carbon Dioxide content of the atmosphere would change from 0.03% to 0.030027%. (these figures are for the burning of gasoline)
        To increase CO₂ by a third: 1.23 x 1018/3 = 4.1 x 1017.
        would take: 4.1 x 1017/1.1 x 1015 = 372 years.
        CRC Handbook Chemistry and Physics, 85th Edition
        https://openlibrary.org/books/OL8258653M/CRC_Handbook_Chemistry_and_Physics_85th_Edition>

  3. This is an excellent and very worthwhile initiative. However, the main premise “human CO2 has caused only 8% and natural CO2 92% of CO2 in the atmosphere as of 2021” is readily refutable by the alarmists (and by anyone else).

    Through Holocene time (the last 11,700 years), atmospheric CO2 was 250-285 ppm, until ~1850 when man’s industrial CO2 emissions began (start of Industrial Revolution). Since then, atmospheric CO2 has climbed steeply. Proving that man’s emissions are the main driver of this post-1850 rise in CO2, ice cores show that the last five interglacial periods (the Holocene being the most recent one) all reached levels of 250-300 ppm, i.e. a sort of ‘equilibrium’ value. CO2 today (Feb 2021) is 415 ppm. For references see ‘Bullet 8A’ at … https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332245803_33_bullet_points_prove_global_warming_by_the_Sun_not_CO2_by_a_GEOLOGIST_for_a_change … and click on ‘Linked data’.

    Thus man is undeniably the main cause of the post-1850 rise in CO2. CO2 is undeniably a greenhouse gas. But CO2’s greenhouse effect is more than cancelled out by natural negative feedbacks ignored or grossly underestimated by the IPCC … https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348689944_Global_Warming_By_Surging_Sun_Not_CO2_5_Slides_5_Minutes

    The Sun controls climate. CO2 is irrelevant to climate; but its increase is wonderfully greening our Earth (plant ‘fertilisation’ by rising CO2, boosting photosynthesis) and is hugely beneficial for raising agricultural output, perhaps enough to feed 8 billion humans.

    I have a manuscript in preparation.

    1. Dear Roger,

      Thank you very much for your comment and for your link to your Technical Note on Research Gate. It is indeed a very impressive review of all points that seem to be relevant to the subject of human-caused climate change. I would even like to post it on this website.

      Your comment led me to reread my proposed resolution above and this led me to realize that my point 7, to which you object, is a repeat of my point 6 using a different base for the stated percentages. Therefore, I may remove my point 7. However, that will not remove the issue where we disagree.

      Your paragraph 8A is the only paragraph where I disagree with your Technical Note, so this point is worthy of our discussion. Your second paragraph above quotes your paragraph 8A.

      Here is my view:

      My 3 (a) above, stated as an assumption, should for our purposes be stated as a hypothesis or theory. I call 3 (a) the Core Theory and my preprint concludes this Core Theory is false.
      https://edberry.com/blog/climate/climate-physics/preprint3/

      So, where do we disagree?

      First, I conclude, according to the scientific method, that no amount of data can prove a theory is right but it takes only one contradiction to prove a theory is wrong. You show data that suggest the Core Theory is right. My data suggest the Core Theory is wrong. If both of our data references are correct, and I believe they are, then my conclusion must prevail.

      Second, your data compares two different kinds of measurements of CO2 level: ice core proxy and in situ measurements. These measurements produce different CO2 levels. The in situ levels are greater than the ice core levels. (My preprint discusses these data.)

      There is no proof that our present 415-ppm level would leave a record of its occurrence in ice core samples 100,000 or even 400 years from now, and good data suggests that it will not.

      Therefore, the 8A premise “atmospheric CO2 was 250-285 ppm, until ~1850” is not necessarily true and likely is false (according to my preprint).

      Finally, the 8A conclusion that “man’s emissions are the main driver of this post-1850 rise in CO2” is not proven because, even if the premise were true, there is no independent proof that the natural CO2 level has remained constant since 1750.

      In conclusion, I believe my preprint proves human CO2 is not the main driver of the post-1850 rise in CO2.

      Thanks again for your comment.

    2. What the alarmist ignore is this truth. The sun makes up 99.86% of the mass of the solar system. Carbon dioxide is .03% of the earth’s atmosphere. Of the two, the sun or CO₂, which should they believe has the most influence on the earth’s climate? The people associated with the essential for the survival of modern civilization, the fossil fuel industries, know the correct answer and will continue to supply the resources that are in demand.

      What is the atmosphere of Earth made of? Earth’s atmosphere is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% argon, and 0.03% carbon dioxide with very small percentages of other elements. Our atmosphere also contains water vapor. In addition, Earth’s atmosphere contains traces of dust particles, pollen, plant grains and other solid particles. http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/ask/64-What-is-the-atmosphere-of-Earth-made-of-

      How large is the Sun compared to Earth?
      Compared to Earth, the Sun is enormous! It contains 99.86% of all of the mass of the entire Solar System. The Sun is 864,400 miles (1,391,000 kilometers) across. This is about 109 times the diameter of Earth. The Sun weighs about 333,000 times as much as Earth. It is so large that about 1,300,000 planet Earths can fit inside of it. Earth is about the size of an average sunspot! http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/ask/5-How-large-is-the-Sun-compared-to-Earth-

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