Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Irony of Copenhagen

As the Climate Change meetings go on in Copenhagen, the European federation has released today a dossier stating 100 Reasons Climate Change is natural. Here are the top 10 (but click link for all 100):

) There is “no real scientific proof” that the current warming is caused by the rise of greenhouse gases from man’s activity.

2) Man-made carbon dioxide emissions throughout human history constitute less than 0.00022 percent of the total naturally emitted from the mantle of the earth during geological history.

3) Warmer periods of the Earth’s history came around 800 years before rises in CO2 levels.

4) After World War II, there was a huge surge in recorded CO2 emissions but global temperatures fell for four decades after 1940.

5) Throughout the Earth’s history, temperatures have often been warmer than now and CO2 levels have often been higher – more than ten times as high.

6) Significant changes in climate have continually occurred throughout geologic time.

7) The 0.7C increase in the average global temperature over the last hundred years is entirely consistent with well-established, long-term, natural climate trends.

8) The IPCC theory is driven by just 60 scientists and favourable reviewers not the 4,000 usually cited.

9) Leaked e-mails from British climate scientists – in a scandal known as “Climate-gate” - suggest that that has been manipulated to exaggerate global warming

10) A large body of scientific research suggests that the sun is responsible for the greater share of climate change during the past hundred years.

And as for those talks in Copenhagen... Yesterday we talked about Al Gore's hypocrisy (private jets and his carnivorous lifestyle), but what about the other leaders and scientists professing concern for man's role in the end of the world? Did they WALK to Copenhagen?

No. In fact, the CO2 released into the atmosphere to carry on with this 'save the earth' conference is equivalent to that of 2,300 Americans FOR ONE YEAR. Oops.
5,700 tons of CO2 to hold the conference and 46,200 tons in the flights alone. (source)

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