CO2: The Greatest Scientific Scandal of Our Time

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 04 May 2007 12:04:01 GMT  <== Science/Technology ==> 

Zbigniew Jaworowski at EIR Science (727K PDF, 16 pages) - not only is human-caused CO2 not a cause of global warming. Ice-core samples are not a realiable way to measure it. And yes, the atmosphere is warming at present, but we're still in recovery from the Little Ice Age, and solar acticity is at a record high. It won't last. More likely, the earth will begin cooling around 2012, leading "to a deep freeze around 2050 to 2060." Another Little Ice Age, which will be much more problematical than global warming. [kimdutoit]

On Feb. 2, 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) again uttered its mantra of catastrophe about man-made global warming. After weeks of noisy propaganda, a 21-page "Summary for Policymakers" of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, 2007, was presented in grandiose style in Paris to a crowd of politicians and media, accompanied by a blackout of the Eiffel Tower to show that electric energy is bad. The event induced a tsunami of hysteria that ran around the world. This was probably the main aim of this clearly political paper, prepared by governmental and United Nations bureaucrats, and published more than three months before the IPCC's 1,600-page scientific report, which is to be released in May. In the words of the IPCC, this delay is needed for adjustment of the main text, so that "Changes . . . [could be] made to ensure consistency with the 'Summary for Policymakers.' " Not a single word in these 1,600 pages is to be in conflict with what politicians said beforehand in the summary!

This is a strange and unusual method of operation for a scientific report, and even stranger is the frankness of the IPCC's words about the delay, disclosing its lack of scientific integrity and independence. It is exactly the same modus operandi demonstrated in the three former IPCC reports of 1990, 1995, and 2001: First the politics, then the science.


We thus find ourselves in the situation that the entire theory of man-made global warming--with its repercussions in science, and its important consequences for politics and the global economy--is based on ice core studies that provided a false picture of the atmospheric CO2 levels. Meanwhile, more than 90,000 direct measurements of CO2 in the atmo- sphere, carried out in America, Asia, and Europe between 1812 and 1961, with excellent chemical methods (accuracy better than 3%), were arbitrarily rejected. These measurements had been published in 175 technical papers. For the past three decades, these well-known direct CO2 measurements, recently compiled and analyzed by Ernst-Georg Beck (Beck 2006a, Beck 2006b, Beck 2007), were completely ignored by climatologists--and not because they were wrong. Indeed, these measurements were made by several Nobel Prize winners, using the techniques that are standard textbook procedures in chemistry, biochemistry, botany, hygiene, medicine, nutrition, and ecology. The only reason for rejection was that these measurements did not fit the hypothesis of anthropogenic climatic warming. I regard this as perhaps the greatest scientific scandal of our time.

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