Monday, April 13, 2009
I was flashed to that insight in reading this today:
The Earth's climate is driven by the receipt and redistribution of solar energy. Despite this crucial relationship, the sun tends to be brushed aside as the most important driver of climate. Calculations on supercomputers are primitive compared with the complex dynamism of the Earth's climate and ignore the crucial relationship between climate and solar energy.
"To reduce modern climate change to one variable, CO
2, or a small proportion of one variable - human-induced CO 2 - is not science. To try to predict the future based on just one variable (CO 2) in extraordinarily complex natural systems is folly. Yet when astronomers have the temerity to show that climate is driven by solar activities rather than CO 2 emissions, they are dismissed as dinosaurs undertaking the methods of old-fashioned science."
Over time, the history of CO
2 content in the atmosphere has been far higher than at present for most of time. Atmospheric CO 2 follows temperature rise. It does not create a temperature rise. CO 2 is not a pollutant. Global warming and a high CO 2 content bring prosperity and longer life.
Emphasis added. Ian Plimer's new book is due out tomorrow in Australia and next month in the USA.
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