The claim that CO2 drives temperatures in ice core proxy data, has no basis in reality.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Scientists have it wrong on global warming
Thanks to bad advice on climate change our electricity bills have rocketed, our taxes increased, the price of automobiles and their repairs increased, along with the cost of flying just to name but a few. Our kids have been brainwashed into becoming tofu-munching eco-zealots, our old folk have frozen to death in fuel poverty, and our countryside has been blighted with ranks of space-age solar panels and bird-slicing wind turbines. Even our garbage pickup rates have been hijacked with increased prices due to their cost in land fill charges.
This can be attributed to a tiny bunch of scientists who got their sums wrong and scared the world silly with a story about catastrophic man-made global warming. This scare story, we now know, was at best an exaggeration, at worst a disgraceful fabrication. But while a handful of reviled and derided skeptics have been saying this for years, it’s only this week that renowned scientists have owned up to their mistakes.
A new article in the prestigious journal “Nature Geoscience”, the scientists who produced those doomsday reports for the “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” have finally come clean and had to admit the computer models they’ve been using to predict runaway global warming are wrong, the planet has stubbornly refused to heat up anywhere near as much as they’d warned.
Also one of these prestigious scientists, Professor Michael Grubb of University College London, who along with Al Gore was screaming the world will end as we know it if we don’t stop using oil and coal, now has finally come out and admitted in writing that, “It is now clear the impact of CO2 has been overstated which means less needs to be done to stop global warming”. To further the point, according to research by Dr Bjorn Lomborg, a former director of the Danish government’s Environmental Assessment Institute (EAI) in Copenhagen, using the UN’s own figures, even if every country in the world sticks to its Paris carbon reduction targets, the result will be, at best, a drop in global temperatures by the end of the century of about one fifth of a degree.
One scientist has described the implications of the new Nature Geoscience report as “breathtaking”. He’s right. What it effectively does is expose the most damaging ¬scientific myth of our age — the notion that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) is causing the planet to warm at such dangerous and ¬unprecedented speeds that only massive government intervention can save us. In the name of saving the planet, war was declared on carbon dioxide, the benign trace gas which we exhale and which is so good for plant growth it has caused the planet to “green” by an extraordinary 14 per cent in the last 30 years.
William C. Meadows