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CO2 – at its current concentrations – is INCAPABLE in warming the globe significantly

I have observed on a number of occasions (here, or here) that the basic science about CO2 is that its warming effect rapidly dissipates after a point. This is well know to everyone. And second, that the sun affects the climate FAR more than CO2, particularly at these high levels of CO2 concentration (had the levels of CO2 concentration been much lower, then CO2 increase of the sort we have seen in recent years would have definitely created very significant warming).

The results are CLEAR beyond doubt even for the most committed fanatics of man-made global warming hypothesis. Two studies I cite below as illustration (although there are HUNDREDS of them that basically shred the AGW hypothesis).

Let me note that I'm not flippant about such blog posts and that I do not rush to conclusions simply because of one or two studies I might have come across. I would be the first to be concerned about anything that can harm our future generations. Indeed, in BFN I have proposed a carbon tax system should it be proven that CO2 is actually dangerous to mankind. But no matter how hard I look I can't find ANY evidence to be concerned about, leave alone alarmed.

a) The sun explains EVERYTHING:

peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics finds global warming over the 20th century "not significantly different" from warming episodes that occurred in earlier centuries. The paper finds that the increase in solar activity over the past 400 years explains the warming, without any need to search for a unique cause of late 20th century warming, such as greenhouse gas concentrations. [Source]

See also this and this.

b) CO2 explains NOTHING:

Global greenhouse gas emissions have risen even faster during the past decade than predicted by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other international agencies. But … global temperatures have not increased at all during the past decade.

The evidence is powerful, straightforward, and damning. NASA satellite instruments precisely measuring global temperatures show absolutely no warming during the past the past 10 years. This is the case for the Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes, including the United States. This is the case for the Arctic, where the signs of human-caused global warming are supposed to be first and most powerfully felt. This is the case for global sea surface temperatures, which alarmists claim should be sucking up much of the predicted human-induced warming. This is the case for the planet as a whole. [Source]


[Source] (These models remind me of the idiotic Malthusian population models of the 1970s which had NO understanding of the dyamic adjustments that naturally occur in human population. These climate models DON'T reflect an iota of understanding of the natural adjustment processes at work, primarily driven by living creatures.)


The fudging of data by those who support AGW.

US temperature trend over the past 15 Years is clear: The USA is OFFICIALLY cooling:

The IPCC exaggerate: Monckton calculates how much

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