Saturday, April 18, 2009

Inconvenient Data

Above is a graph of the variation of two measures of global temperature (blue and red lines) and the variation in global atmospheric CO2 levels (green line) since the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol.
Some things to consider..
What has been the relationship between global temperature and atmospheric CO2 over the past 12 years?
How effective has the Kyoto Protocol been in reducing global CO2 levels.
Why hasn't this data hasn't been more widely publicized?
Why are the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore held in such high regard? Why are they regarded at all?
Why do we elect leaders that enact policies which inspire headlines like the one appearing in the Wall Street Journal today?

U.S. in Historic Shift on CO2
Businesses Brace for Costly New Rules as EPA Declares Warming Gases a Threat

Yes, I know. This is just a tiny snippet of data covering a very short time period. However, there's a lot more like it. For more detailed arguments disputing the current GW "concensus", there's
C:\Users\Kestens\Documents\Steve's Documents\Climate Change Science.mht
This last reference describes the saturated greenhouse gas theory. That is the idea that the level of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is constant. Any addition of, say CO2, is balanced by the release of water vapor (the most important greenhouse gas) in the form of rain. If this were happening, then a rise in atmospheric CO2 levels would lead to a decrease in global relative humidity. This has indeed been the case, especially at higher altitudes.

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