“Climate science has jumped off the bridge over CO2. The small contribution of carbon dioxide to the greenhouse effect, just one of many physical processes of Earth, has become the explanation for every global event, even earthquakes…in fact, carbon dioxide is only a small part of Earth’s climate…Earth’s atmosphere is composed of 78 percent nitrogen gas, 21 percent oxygen, and 1 percent of other trace gases. Carbon dioxide is one of the trace gases.” Steve Goreham, The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism, p. 72
“When the climate scientist and geologist Bob Carter of James Cook University in Australia wrote an article in 2006 saying that there had been no global warming since 1998 according to the most widely used measure of average global air temperatures, there was an outcry.” Matt Ridley
“The man-made warming of the past 20 years has been so feeble that a shifting current in one ocean was enough to wipe it out altogether.” Ibid
Matt Ridley, The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014, p. A 13
On Sept. 23 the United Nations will host a party for world leaders in New York to pledge urgent action against climate change. Yet leaders from China, India and Germany have already announced that they won’t attend the summit and others are likely to follow, leaving President Obama looking a bit lonely. Could it be that they no longer regard it as an urgent threat that some time later in this century the air may get a bit warmer?
In effect, this is all that’s left of the global-warming emergency the U.N. declared in its first report on the subject in 1990. The U.N. no longer claims that there will be dangerous or rapid climate change in the next two decades. Last September, between the second and final draft of its fifth assessment report, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change quietly downgraded the warming it expected in the 30 years following 1995, to about 0.5 degrees Celsius from 0.7 (or, in Fahrenheit, to about 0.9 degrees, from 1.3). Continue reading