Current computer CO2
models are fundamentally flawed for a number of reasons, such as: 1) They
ignore changes in water vapour which has a much higher greenhouse importance
Its average absolute greenhouse heating effect is at least twice as large
as that of CO2 and, furthermore, it shows
huge variations, much of which depends on solar activity (solar particles,
UV radiation, etc.). 2) They ignore the temperature dependence of the dynamic
interaction of CO2 with sea water which covers 70 per
cent of the world! This temperature dependence of CO2
absorptivity makes CO2 a secondary greenhouse
gas. 3) They ignore all important interactions of sea life, algae, etc.,
with atmospheric CO2. 4) They ignore the
crucial role of the quasi biennial oscillation of stratospheric winds (SQBO)
in weather systems (El Niño), which displays complex relationships
with solar activity. 5) They ignore variations in stratospheric ozone,
which are strongly influenced by solar activity, both particle and UV.
6) They ignore cosmic ray enhancement of efficiency of cloud nucleation,
which is strongly influenced by solar (magnetic) activity. Full text of
Piers Corbyn's paper presented during the Climate Changes Symposium, Bonn,
Germany, November 10-11, 1997, can be found at www.weatheraction.com/scipubs/altgreen.htm
-Fred's other article
July, 1997, 'Failed Predictions', also in The World And I,
covers such things as: "Global warming is not a major environmental problem.
Is this statement a myth? Certainly not. Although some reputable scientists
disagree, our best estimate is that global average temperatures might increase
by no more than half a degree over the next hundred years as a result of
There is no evidence that global warming is real. A myth? No. Plenty of
natural fluctuations in the climate record but no evidence yet of any warming
trend. Still, it is a matter that we should be concerned about. The atmosphere
has actually cooled since 1979, according to accurate satellite based measurements.
A myth? Not at all; the statement is absolutely correct. Just check the
The less than one half degree of temperature rise –all that global warming
enthusiasts can find– is probably part of the slow recovery from the 'Little
Ice Age'. A myth? Hardly. This is considered the most likely interpretation
of why the temperature increased between 1900 and 1940, well before industrial
activity and population grew.
Even if global warming does occur, any necessary adjustments would be small
compared to the adjustments we make to temperature differences over the
course of a year. A myth? No. Just compare a half degree increase to a
summer/winter difference of as much as fifty degrees Celsius (in Minnesota).
If global warming is occurring, there's probably not much we can do about
it anyway. Even without the benefit of modern technology, humanity has
adjusted to much larger changes in the past millennia than we anticipate
to happen in the next centuries.
Just a few decades ago, climatologists were concerned about global cooling..."
-The famous Athabasca
Glacier has retreated much slower the last 20 years, which is out of sync
with global warming. Satellite observations backed up by weather balloons
show no warming trend during the past 20 years. The dire global warming
predictions come from computer models which predicts 50 years from now.
However, various models don't match, a key tenet of science. Calgary
Herald, January 10, 2000, page 11.
Neville Nicholls' article, Keys to
Global Climate: How do the oceans and the atmosphere govern our climate,
now and in the future?, The
World And I Magazine, December, 1999. (entire
article is available online).
Many disasters occurred as a result of drastic weather changes. Neville
Nicholls has thoroughly studied these: "El Niño is a climate perturbation
caused by interaction between the tropical ocean and atmosphere. The wide
spread of disasters, all occurring in the same short period and all recurring
(in a similar pattern) before and since (the most recent major episode
in 1982–83) illustrate the importance of interactions
between the ocean and the atmosphere on human affairs. So what causes these
El Niño events? To answer this we need first to consider what regulates
"What drives the world's climates?
"The driving force of the climate is energy received from the Sun. More
energy is received in equatorial regions than at the poles. The oceans
and atmosphere work to redistribute the energy imbalance. If it were not
for the transport of heat from the equator to the poles, most of Earth's
surface would be uninhabitable, because it would be either too hot or too
"On a non rotating Earth, warm, tropical air would rise, travel toward
the poles at a high altitude, descend as it cools, and then return toward
the equator as a surface wind. This simple arrangement would transport
the excess energy from the tropics to higher latitudes, reducing the imbalance
of energy received from the Sun.
"Earth's rotation complicates this picture, causing the air moving away
from the equator to turn eastward (this is why weather systems generally
move from west to east). The cool air returning from the high latitudes
develops a westward motion, leading to the trade winds.-...continues
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