This piece at Financial Post, a Canadian online magazine, is so beautifully and simply written by an accomplished scientist, that it deserves a very wide audience. Just one sample:
“The planet reacts to that extra carbon dioxide, which changes everything. Most critically, the extra warmth causes more water to evaporate from the oceans. But does the water hang around and increase the height of moist air in the atmosphere, or does it simply create more clouds and rain? Back in 1980, when the carbon dioxide theory started, no one knew. The alarmists guessed that it would increase the height of moist air around the planet, which would warm the planet even further, because the moist air is also a greenhouse gas.
This is the core idea of every official climate model: For each bit of warming due to carbon dioxide, they claim it ends up causing three bits of warming due to the extra moist air. The climate models amplify the carbon dioxide warming by a factor of three — so two-thirds of their projected warming is due to extra moist air (and other factors); only one-third is due to extra carbon dioxide.
That’s the core of the issue. All the disagreements and misunderstandings spring from this. The alarmist case is based on this guess about moisture in the atmosphere, and there is simply no evidence for the amplification that is at the core of their alarmism.”
In The Knife’s opinion, the war is being slowly lost by the Global Warmers. Money talks, and common sense as well as an objective review of the evidence, tells us that nearly all the climate change/exciting new government forms of governmental bullying scenario is based on bugger all.
One day, hopefully soon, our successors will be astonished at the way intelligent people were taken in by all this.