Apr 21 2008

UN Told By Scientists (With Data) To Admit CO2 Levels Not Driving Global Climate

Published by at 10:15 am under All General Discussions,Global Warming

As I noted recently there has been no global warming in the last ten years, and in fact we may be in what appears to be a drop off in the global temperature after a recent spike (which is not outside the typical climate ranges of Earth if you look back ten thousand years or more). In fact, if one looks at the ice extent in the Southern Hemisphere over the last 30 years it has been steadily rising with a huge jump in coverage in the last two years. Hardly the signature of run-away, man-made global warming.

Now scientists (not pols and actors and bureaucrats pretending to be scientists) are using data to demand the UN correct its erroneous claims and face the facts on global climate:

A group of scientists have challenged the IPCC to admit that there is no evidence that human activity drives climate change. Specifically, they sent a letter this month to the Chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change asking those associated with the panel to:

retract support from the current IPCC position and admit that there is no observational evidence in measured data going back 22,000 years or even millions of years that CO2 levels (whether from man or nature) have driven or are driving world temperatures or climate change.

And they issue this challenge: “If you believe there is evidence of the CO2 driver theory in the available data please present a graph of it.”

The scientists assembled a graph based on actual measurements and did not find evidence that CO2 was the main driving force behind temperature. In fact, temperature increases and decreases, showing little interest in CO2 level.

The graph is quite enlightening in that it shows a constant increase in CO2 (Green Line) but varying and fairly consistent temperature measurements from various independent sources:

The fact is the global warming Chicken Littles have not made a scientifically solid case. None of their predictions have come true – not one. And all the evidence of warming is simply evidence that the Earth cycles through varying temperature ranges. Now I am all for knocking down our pollution and waste to the minimum and keeping this world beautiful for the next generation. But it has to be done based on real science and not Science Fiction from Hollywood, DC and the UN. It is time the alarmists admit they were wrong and we work on sound ways to keep Earth clean and habitable.

Some interesting records have been broken this winter – in the midst of all this ‘warming’ (see here and here, via Drudge Report).

Update: Reader Crosspatch adds this interesting link to a debate on whether the UN IPCC inflated some of the CO2 impacts on climate.

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “UN Told By Scientists (With Data) To Admit CO2 Levels Not Driving Global Climate”

  1. crosspatch says:

    Something else that people are not told is that while CO2 is rising, it is also still near historically low levels on a geological timescale. CO2 levels in the past have been a thousand to two thousand times what they are now. And we have evidence of CO2 rising and temperature dropping and CO2 dropping and temperature rising.

    Here is an article on the topic of IPCC inflating CO2 impact.

    There was another article somewhere that laid out exactly what the CO2 changes were and what the climate reaction was in past times … but one of the coldest ice ages on this planet happened when CO2 levels were about 1000 times higher than they are now.

    To put this into a different perspective, the CO2 level in earth’s atmosphere is so low that it is just about at the edge of what plants can thrive at. Plants evolved with CO2 levels much higher than they are now. If CO2 goes much lower, the plants can’ t survive. In fact, greenhouses have been using CO2 injection to get better, healthier plants for a long time. The notion that CO2 is even a pollutant just goes to show you how the people of this world have been hoodwinked through their own ignorance.

  2. crosspatch says:

    Oops, I guess wordpress doesn’t like this link because it doesn’t end with .html or something.

  3. Neo says:

    One could say that AGW is being “SwiftBoated”

  4. crosspatch says:

    It just depends on the data. The people who do the surface measurement will say that March 2008 was the hottest month ever. That temperatures are NOT dropping. And if you read their press release carefully, you will learn the reason for it … what they are measuring is industrialization and urbanization in Asia. The entire rest of the planet showed cooler than normal but Asia showed warmer by enough to raise the entire global average. So basically because of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) and other land use changes in Asia, we have people claiming that March was the “hottest month ever”. While at the same time we have nearly 2 million square kilometers more sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere than we had at this time last year.

  5. VinceP1974 says:

    You guys should look for the “Global Warming Swindle” movie on Google Video.. it’s pretty good.. and it makes the case for CO2 not being the cause.

    I saw it last year.

  6. Neo says:

    Lawrence Solomon: Environmental protection relied on sound science. If we allow science to become a tool for propaganda, the environment will ultimately suffer.

  7. 75 says:

    Very true…although I would submit they never cared about the environment. This was all about filling the pockets of scam artists.

  8. Whippet1 says:

    You mean like Al Gore?

  9. 75 says:

    Exactly like Al Gore, thank you! And that’s pronounced “algore” like one word, as in…Igor. 😉

    p.s. Whippet, if you ever get a chance to see the South Park episodes mocking Algore…they’re priceless.

  10. BarbaraS says:

    The biggest con perpertrated on the whole world proving there is a sucker born every minuteand I am beginning to wonder if one is born every second. The idea that man has ANY control over the forces of nature is mind boggling.

  11. ivehadit says:

    Global warming = kill capitalism (and America’s strength).
    Nothing more, nothing less.

  12. km says:

    Re Crosspatch’s “interesting link”:

    [slaps head]

    Well, yeah!

  13. crosspatch says:

    Here is how “man made global warming” is made. You place temperature recording devices over concrete sidewalks. And bingo … man made global warming.

  14. Frogg says:

    Gore Used CG Video To Hype Climate Crisis

    Aprill 21, 2008

    Al Gore’s widely discredited film “An Inconvenient Truth” that falsely hypes the threat of global warming has now been further discredited. ABC News has discovered that Gore used computer generated footage in his documentary that was taken from the 2004 natural disaster film “The Day After Tomorrow” to fraudulently emphasize the global warming threat.

    The following blurb is taken from ABC News.

    Al Gore’s “traveling global warming show,” the award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” includes a long flyover shot of majestic Antarctic ice shelves. But this shot was first seen in the 2004 blockbuster “The Day After Tomorrow.” Sculpted from Styrofoam and later scanned into a computer, the ice shelf “flyover” looks real.


  15. 75 says:


    That’s hilarious!! I hadn’t seen that news yet…figures.

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