Carbon Dioxide in perspective by The Galileo Movement

Sierra Foothill Commentary

Australia is part of our planet and, “What Goes Around, Comes Around” so ……

Interesting, simple, 3-minute presentation of the CO2 issue. A physical model used to illustrate something that is totally lost on almost every American. Watch this video and become one of the people in the know!

This video takes a simple for an effective look at CO2. Here are the references mentioned in the video:

Reference 1 and 2
http://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc… and http://www.galileomovement.com.au/sci… and pages 1-4 of http://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc…

Reference 3:
2:17: http://www.galileomovement.com.au/sci… and pages 1-4 here: http://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc... and http://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc…

Reference 4
http://www.galileomovement.com.au/dochttp://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc… and http://Tome22.info/Top/Articles.html and http://Tome22.info/Top/AnnotatedDocum… and http://Tome22.info/

5% Reduction in Carbon emissions by 2020 – statement to Parliament accompanying the tabling of the legislation for the Carbon Tax.

$72 billion – http://www.minerals.org.au/file_upload

Your thoughts?  Did this help you understand why anthropogenic global warming is a fraud, designed to capture your personal wealth and…

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New list of extreme weather mortality events shows events of the past were worse than today

Watts Up With That?

Measuring the human impact of weather

WMO issues new records of weather impacts in terms of lives lost

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from strictly temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.

“In today’s world, it seems like the latest weather disaster is the worst,” said Randy Cerveny, an Arizona State University professor of geographical science and urban planning and chief Rapporteur of Climate and Weather Extremes for WMO. Cerveny is the keeper of the world’s weather extremes.

“Knowing exactly how bad various types of weather have been in the past has been an integral part of preparing for the future,” Cerveny added. “For example, I…

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The Curious Case of Dr. Miskolczi

Science Matters

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button relates the story of a fictional character who is estranged from the rest of humanity because of a unique personal quality. He alone was born an old man, grew younger as he aged, before dying as an infant. Living in contradiction to all others, he existed as an alien whose relations were always temporary and strained.

Recently I had an interchange with a climatist obsessed with radiation and CO2 as the drivers of climate change. For me it occasioned a look back in time to rediscover how I came to some conclusions about how the atmosphere warms the planet. That process brought up an influencial scientist whose name comes up rarely these days in discussions of global warming/climate change. So I thought a tribute post to be timely.

Dr. Ferenc Mark Miskolczi (feh-rent mish-kol-tsi) was not born estranged, but alienation was forced upon him…

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Study: Earth is becoming GREENER, not BROWNER due to climate change

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Guest essay by Dr. Patrick J. Michaels

It’s hard to say how many punny posts we came up with using those words when Carol Browner was Bill Clinton’s EPA Administrator, but here we use it in the context of a recent Science paper by J-F. Busteri and 30 named coauthors assisted by 239 volunteers. It found, looking at global drylands (about 40% of land areas fall into this category), that we had undercounted global forest cover by a whopping “at least 9%”.

239 people were required to examine over 210,000 0.5 hectare (1.2 acre) sample plots in GoogleEarth, and classify the cover as open or forested. Thing of being condemned to looking at that many satellite views of real estate. Anyway, Here’s the resultant cool map:

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This has been the subject of a jillion recent stories, blog posts, tweets and whatever concerning Bastin et al. So let’s add a bit…

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The New York Times Warms To Climate Change Skepticism

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There is a widening gap between what scientists are learning about global warming and what advocates are claiming

By Larry Bell ~

Never imagining ever having an occasion to reference anything posted in The New York Times as evidence of climate sanity, an April 28 article brings gleeful tears of hope to these jaded eyes.

Titled “Climate of Complete Certainty,” the gray lady’s new op-ed writer Bret Stephens observes in his first-ever column entry, “We live in a world in which data conveys authority. But authority has a way of descending to certitude, and certitude begets hubris.”

We then “respond to inherent uncertainties of data by adding more data without revisiting our assumptions, creating an impression of certainty that can be lulling, misleading and often dangerous.”

Referring most particularly to climate science politicization, Stephens wrote that “Demanding abrupt and expensive changes in public policy raises fair questions about ideological intentions…

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Two Competing Narratives on Carbon Dioxide

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Is carbon dioxide our friend or our foe?

Guest essay by Iain Aitken

Here is a dossier of key facts about carbon dioxide (and its role in global warming):

· It is an incombustible, colourless, odourless, tasteless and non-toxic gas

· It is a plant nutrient and, as the ‘fuel’ of photosynthesis and the creation of oxygen, it is absolutely essential to the existence of life on Earth

· Its fertilisation effect has meant that, thanks to our anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions increasing concentrations in the atmosphere, crop yields have improved dramatically to date and will continue to improve in the future

· It is a weak greenhouse gas

· Global warming precedes, and then causes, increases in carbon dioxide emissions

· Most global warming experienced since 1950 can be attributed to natural climate variability, rather than enhanced greenhouse gas warming from anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore the rate of…

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