by Dr. Ed Berry
According to the Huffington Post, the July debate between Montana’s US House candidates showed a distinct separation of views on climate change, which lead to different views on energy policy.
Republican Ryan Zinke questions man’s role in climate change. He said,
“The evidence strongly suggests that humans have had an influence on higher CO2. However, the evidence is equally as strong that there are other factors, such as rising ocean temperatures that have a greater influence.”
So the Huffington Post asked University of Montana Professor Steve Running, a forest ecophysiologist, his opinion on Zinke’s positions. Running said,
Ryan Zinke’s characterization “doesn’t square with the facts at all.”
“We can say quite confidentially that 90 to 95 percent of this carbon trend is human induced. A tiny fraction is natural variability. It’s the additions that humans are making, to what was close to a balanced system before.”
So who’s right?
This is now atmospheric physics textbook stuff. Ryan Zinke is right and Steve Running is wrong.
Dr. Murry Salby has written a definitive new textbook, “The Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate” that Steve Running should not only read but also use in his university climate change course.
Salby’s research dismantles the UN IPCC’s claims about climate change, and consequently the Democrat’s green energy platform. To borrow an IPCC term, Murry Salby’s conclusions are “unequivocal”.
Murry Salby’s research shows the following:
- Global sea surface temperatures controls atmospheric CO2, like the accelerator pedal controls the speed of your car. Temperature is the cause and CO2 is the effect, not vice-versa as the IPCC (and Steve Running) claim.
- CO2’s effect on global temperature is negligible.
- Human CO2 emissions play a minor part in CO2 increase, contrary to Running’s statement above.
Here is a video of Murry Salby’s lecture to German physicists:
The scientific method requires we test hypotheses by checking their predictions against new data. The key to science is “If your prediction is wrong, your hypothesis is wrong.”
The UN IPCC climate models contain the IPCC climate change hypotheses. But all climate models way over-predict future temperatures as proven in the last 17 years. Therefore, the UN IPCC Climate hypotheses are wrong. Case closed.
Steve Running, however, continues to claim, falsely,
- Human CO2 emissions are the primary cause of CO2 increase.
- CO2 is the primary cause of temperature increase.
- He has a Nobel Peace Prize.
Ryan Zinke, who has a B.S degree in geology and Master’s degrees in Business Finance and Global Leadership, is a better scientist than Running for three reasons:
- Zinke follows the scientific method and Running does not.
- Running claims climate science is “settled”. Zinke says science is never settled.
- Apparently, Ryan Zinke has read Murry Salby’s textbook and Running has not.
Democrat John Lewis thinks CO2’s effects on climate are evident in droughts and wildfires. Lewis is hallucinating because there is no such evidence. Droughts are caused by normal climate changes and wildfires are enhanced by forest mismanagement. We don’t want a Congressman who believes the global warming fairy tale and makes his political decisions accordingly.