Falsifying the Global Warming Hypothesis
By Michael R. Fox Ph.D.
1/6/2009 2:01:57 AM
Consider the working hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). It states "man-made CO2 causes global warming". The question now is does this hypothesis work? Is it true? Is it valid? Does it explain the climate observations and the data that are found in the real world?
First we need some crucial evidence. The Earth’s climate has always been warming and cooling. Singer and Avery discuss this in their book “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years”. Over the past one million years there have been a nominal 600 periods of warming. We can surmise that there also have been 600 periods of cooling in between them. Why wouldn’t we expect these obviously natural cycles to continue? Obviously these warming periods result from variations in natural forces having little to do with human activities.
Atmospheric CO2 has varied as well during these times. The periods between the many ice ages were “interglacial periods”, when natural warming took place. We are currently in one of those interglacial periods and should expect slight warming. We also know that humans are currently putting about 8 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere annually. What is not widely known is that there are a nominal 40,000 billion tons of CO2 dissolved in sea water and captured in the biomass. The human contribution is negligible relative to what is available from natural sources.
Isn’t it the pits when the facts get in the way of the greatest con job man has ever seen, the theory of global warming. Al Gore and his band of fear-mongering scientists are trying so hard to convince everyone that global warming is occurring but then those pesky facts keep rearing their head. The weather on this planet is not static. It never has been, it never will be. In fact, the weather at my house changes on nearly a daily basis. And you should see how much it changes in the matter of just one year. I’m afraid that information like this is an inconvenient truth for the global warming advocates.