March 13, 2007
PETA on global warming: The most powerful step that we can take as individuals to avert global warming is to stop eating meat, eggs, and dairy products.
No, seriously. They have a website about it.
Which brings me to my new favorite website: Celebrity Wit. YAAY! From the creators of Overheard in New York! WOOHOO!
I thought you might be interested in this documentary the BBC ran recently, "The Great Global Warming Swindle":
I've always been very skeptical of global climate change. But if what I saw in this documentary can be verified, I think I am now comfortable enough to reject anthropogenic climate change as an interpretation of current warming trends.
Moreover, this documentary illustrates just how intellectually dishonest people like Al Gore or the IPCC truly are.
There are three sections on the science in the documentary that I wanted to highlight.
1) The ice core samples that are constantly cited amongst fear mongers show, without a doubt, a correlation between global temperature and atmospheric C02 levels. However, the documentary claims that the C02 trend actually does not lead the temperature trend, it lags it, in some places by 800 years. Since cause follows effect, this would indicate that increases in atmospheric temperature lead to increased C02, not the reverse. This can be readily explained by the fact that the leading contributor to atmospheric C02 -- the ocean -- keeps less C02 dissolved as its temperature increases, just as any liquid has less dissolving power on any gas with increases in temperature (due to an increase in kinetic energy of the individual gas molecules).
2) C02 is in fact a greenhouse gas, but represents only 0.05% of the atmosphere's composition. By far, the most present greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is water vapor. Let's see how Al Gore expects to fix that.
3) If you plot atmospheric C02 versus global mean temperature in the 20th century, one can see a generally increasing trend. However, if you plot solar activity (as measured by cosmic radiation output) versus temperature, the two match each other on a decade-by-decade basis. Solar activity increases drastically until the 1940s, then slows down until the 80s, where it once again increased -- exactly the temperature trend. In contrast, atmospheric C02 emissions have drastically increased since the post-war boom. This is why people in the 70s were warning of "global cooling" as a result of human activity.
Posted by: Justin at March 13, 2007 01:44 PM (gVOEQ)
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