*** 20th Anniversary: 2003 to 2023 ***
by Carl G. Looney, Ph.D.
But we're caught up in the idea anyway.
Yes, I am afraid you have it wrong. The historical data show that CO2 and temperatures on the Earth's surface are independent. This data is what actually happens on Earth and is not the result of conjectures.
It has been much hotter when CO2 levels were lower, and also it has been much colder when CO2 levels were higher. And there have been times with just the opposite of these factors. So the factors of temperatures on Earth's surface and the levels of CO2 (from any and all sources) are INDEPENDENT of each other.
The only greenhouse gas of any significance for the Earth is WATER VAPOR, at 22,000 parts per million (versus 386 ppm for CO2). Further, water vapor absorbs about 50 times as much infrared radiation as does CO2, and it also absorbs visible light (by far most of the Sun's radiated energy is in the visible light range because of its high surface temperature).
CO2 does NOT absorb visible light; it absorbs only a very narrow band of infrared, while water vapor absorbs a much larger band of radiation waves.
If one looks at the science, and then at the motivation for the CO2 scare, one sees an ominous attempt at a scam. How would Al Gore understand the situation. He is NOT a scientist in any lower sense of the word. He stands to make billions of dollars while making most of us poorer and colder. He is the head of Generation Investment in London, handled by Goldman Sachs. His cut of the pie if we adopt the "carbon" laws he wants is about $5 billion per year.
That is just plain obscene. But the blatant lack of human values this man has does not prove or disprove anything about the role of global warming/cooling. That belongs to unbiased and unfettered SCIENCE.
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