Carbon Dioxide irrelevant in climate debate says MIT Scientist
Dianna Cotter at Portland Civil Rights Examiner - a summary of the data presented in the Science and Public Policy (SPPI) CO2 Report for July 2009 (PDF). Bottom line: the UN models are wrong. CO2 is rising much more slowly than they predict, and is having much less effect on temperature averages, sea level, and arctic ice. The sun drives the climate. More stories on the SPPI home page.
Quote: The global surface temperature record, which we update and publish every month, has shown no statistically-significant “global warming” for almost 15 years. Statistically-significant global cooling has now persisted for very nearly eight years. Even a strong el Nino – expected in the coming months – will be unlikely to reverse the cooling trend.
More significantly, the ARGO bathythermographs deployed throughout the world’s oceans since 2003 show that the top 400 fathoms of the oceans, where it is agreed between all parties that at least 80% of all heat caused by manmade “global warming” must accumulate, have been cooling over the past six years. That now prolonged ocean cooling is fatal to the “official” theory that “global warming” will happen on anything other than a minute scale.
There's also a chart showing that the cap-and-trade bill will have no effect on CO2 levels. It will serve only its designed purpose, income redistribution.
HT: Bill StClair