By Paul Homewood
h/t Paul Weldon
Didn’t The Times used to be a serious newspaper?
I could not be asked to unlock the paywall, but no doubt the rest of it was a pile of drivel as well!
Let’s start with the claim that temperatures would be minus 18c without CO2. This is what NASA state:
Note the subtle difference – “greenhouse gases” not “CO2”.
Water vapour has always been the major GHG, and CO2 is no more than a bit part player, because most of its absorption frequencies are already fully taken up by water vapour.
Mr Whipple then goes on to propagate the falsehood about how changing levels of CO2 led to forests at the South Pole and ice ages. If he had bothered to ask any geologist, he would have discovered that CO2 levels in the atmosphere FOLLOW climatic changes, not precede them. During an ice age, for instance, the oceans outgas less CO2, and conversely outgas more during warm eopchs.
All of this is totally evident from ice cores, which show CO2 responding to temperature, not the reverse.
But apparently, instead of presenting facts, Mr Whipple thinks it more relevant to show us photos of Prince Charles, David Attenborough and Greta, who all in their own way think human beings are a plague on the planet.
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March 20, 2021 at 01:18PM