Est. May 2008

08 May, 2015

The Cult of AGW

So, this happened:
Figures released by the US science agency Noaa on Wednesday show that for the first time since records began, the parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere were over 400 globally for a month.

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The measure is the key indicator of the amount of planet-warming gases man is putting into the atmosphere at record rates, and the current concentrations are unprecedented in millions of years.
Hold on a sec, there, cowboy.  The Guardian interviewed Dr Ed Hawkins, one of the climate scientists at the University of Reading, who said:
“This event is a milestone on a road to unprecedented climate change for the human race. The last time the Earth had this much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was more than a million years ago, when modern humans hadn’t even evolved yet.
'Scuse me, doc.  If the current levels of carbon dioxide are 'unprecedented', how can you compare them to levels a million years ago?  If they  were the same back then, 'back then' is your precedent.  So, either your 'million years ago' reference is a guess, or you're misusing the word 'precedent'.

Let's say you've misused the term; that means that we have the same levels of carbon dioxide as the planet did when humans were neither causing nor contributing to 'global warming' – you even admit 'modern humans hadn't even evolved' by that time.

So why should any of us believe that humans are causing or contributing to 'global warming'?

Additionally:
The measure is the key indicator of the amount of planet-warming gases man is putting into the atmosphere at record rates, and the current concentrations are unprecedented in millions of years.
Except that '[t]he last time the Earth had this much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was more than a million years ago, when modern humans hadn’t even evolved yet.'

Pieter Tans, lead scientist on Noaa’s greenhouse gas network, pontificates:
“This marks the fact that humans burning fossil fuels have caused global carbon dioxide concentrations to rise more than 120ppm since pre-industrial times,” added Tans. “Half of that rise has occurred since 1980.”
Except that '[t]he last time the Earth had this much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was more than a million years ago, when modern humans hadn’t even evolved yet.

Wouldn't you think, if humans were either causing or contributing to 'global warming', we'd have levels of carbon dioxide a hell of a lot higher than what the planet itself can generate?

Anthropogenic global warmingists are the Jim Joneses of science: their goal is economic and societal suicide en masse.

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