Reader Opinion: A gentlemanly disagreement
In a recent article of mine on global warming, I stated that in the past 17 years (1998-2015) the global temperature has only increased at a minuscule rate of .04 degrees C per decade, as measured by the U.K. Met office in Exeter and the Research...
In a recent article of mine on global warming, I stated that in the past 17 years (1998-2015) the global temperature has only increased at a minuscule rate of .04 degrees C per decade, as measured by the U.K. Met office in Exeter and the Research Unit at the University of East Anglica in Norwich, U.K. At this rate it would only increase .4 degrees C in 100 years, certainly not an alarming rate.
The gentleman from Baxter disputes my conclusion and says that global warming is caused by an increase in CO2 levels, which 20 years ago was 350 ppm and is now 400 ppm. If Co2 levels are causing global warming, why hasn't the temperature increased in the past 17 years?
NASA was listed by our Baxter resident as supporting the CO2 warming effect. There's a 2013 article in Natural News by Ethan Huff headlined: "Global warming debunked: NASA report verifies carbon dioxide actually cools atmosphere." It goes on to say that Martin Mlynzak and his colleagues at NASA tracking emissions from earth's upper atmosphere found that both carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO) reflect heating energy rather then absorb it. The article continues: "This shock revelation starkly contradicts the core proposition for the so-called greenhouse gas theory which claims that more CO2 means more warming for our planet. This compelling new NASA data disproving that notion is a huge embarrassment for NASA's chief climatologist Dr. James Hansen and his team over at NASA GISS." Just after the release of the newer SABER study, Dr. Hansen conveniently retired from his career as a climatologist at NASA.
I would definitely call this "An Inconvenient Truth" for warming supporters.
Let's not all sell our oil, coal and gas stocks just yet as our friend from Baxter suggests.