Friday, 20 November 2009

A Simple Explanation of Climate Change Science

'The fossil fuel lobby repeatedly misrepresent science. One misrepresentation is the claim that the science of global warming is dependent on computer models. This is a total misrepresentation of the truth! The models are dependent on the science NOT the other way round.

The science is simple and based on measurements.
1. The global temperature is 30C higher than it should be based on radiation balance.
2. The 30C temperature rise can only be explained by the presence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Without those greenhouse gases most of the Earth would be covered in ice.
3. If greenhouse gases increase the temperature will rise.
4. Greenhouse gases have increased.
5. The temperature has increased.

These all involve simple measurements that have nothing to do with models. The science is so basic that most of the work was not done in the 21st century, nor even in the 20th century but in the 19th century.'

1 Comments:

Blogger Kat said...

this is an interesting post. perhaps you want to spell out degree because it comes across at 30C on my web browser.
Thanks!

5 December 2009 at 16:58  

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'The fossil fuel lobby repeatedly misrepresent science. One misrepresentation is the claim that the science of global warming is dependent on computer models. This is a total misrepresentation of the truth! The models are dependent on the science NOT the other way round.

The science is simple and based on measurements.
1. The global temperature is 30C higher than it should be based on radiation balance.
2. The 30C temperature rise can only be explained by the presence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Without those greenhouse gases most of the Earth would be covered in ice.
3. If greenhouse gases increase the temperature will rise.
4. Greenhouse gases have increased.
5. The temperature has increased.

These all involve simple measurements that have nothing to do with models. The science is so basic that most of the work was not done in the 21st century, nor even in the 20th century but in the 19th century.'
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