July 23, 2024

Global Warming Science

Dr. David Evans, a pioneer in the modeling of climate change, now says that there’s no definitive evidence that man-made carbon emissions are contributing to global warming.  Moreover, he seems to question whether the phenomenon of rising temperatures even exists.

…since 1999 new evidence has seriously weakened the case that carbon emissions are the main cause of global warming, and by 2007 the evidence was pretty conclusive that carbon played only a minor role and was not the main cause of the recent global warming.

The satellites that measure the world’s temperature all say that the warming trend ended in 2001, and that the temperature has dropped about 0.6C in the past year (to the temperature of 1980).

Knowledge of this data is why the environmental movement now shies away from the term "global warming", preferring instead to talk about "climate change".

Read Dr. Evan’s editorial – it’s quite contrary to what Al Gore and the other climate change gurus are saying and, I think, more believable.

Finally, consider the question, "If man is changing the climate of Earth, what should be done about it?".

The only reasonable answer is through redoubled efforts to develop new technologies that provide the power that modern civilization demands.  No response that relies on utopian visions of our peaceful, non-industrial past is relevant.  Nor is such a retreat even possible without a de facto genocide.  Instead we must move forward by performing the hard work of developing new, clean sources of energy rather than retreating to the false, Luddite comfort of a bygone era.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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