CO2 and Methane

$3.80 out of $10,000. That’s the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. 1.7 cents out of $10,000. That’s the amount of Methane in the atmosphere. Terrifying, isn’t it?

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Antarctic Ice Sheets Formed While CO2 Was 600 ppm

Currently CO2 makes up about 390 parts per million of the atmosphere. The assumption of the global warming alarmists has been that a doubling of CO2 from pre-industrial levels, from about 290 ppm to about 580 ppm, would drive the world over a ‘tipping point.’ So much heat would be captured, they claim, that the atmosphere would warm by as much as …

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A Tourniquet Around Our Necks to Stop a Nosebleed

I have said right from the beginning, starting fifteen years ago, that I was unconvinced by arguments for anthropogenic global warming for the simple reason that there is no correlation between human activity and global changes in climate. People who think as I do have been compared to holocaust deniers, heretics, creationists, crop circle enthusiasts, …

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Climate Science by, Like, a Scientist

The opinions of politicians, singers and film stars on the state of the climate and what should be done about it, are eagerly sought by the populist press. As a partial consequence of this, the populist press is becoming less and less popular. On the other hand, the ABC and other leftist media organisations are quick to dismiss climate realists …

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Off The Buses

I have often wondered about the economic and environmental value of public transport buses lumbering through city traffic. I have lived in rural areas most of my life, and it has always annoyed me that I have to pay for those busses through my taxes when I never use them, and when I pay more for …

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Blanchett to Australia – ‘Listen Up, Peasants’

The Australian Greens have accused polluters of an “ugly attack” on Hollywood star Cate Blanchett, who has come out in a new television advertising campaign in support of a carbon tax. Yes, but if CO2 is a pollutant, then everyone still breathing is a polluter, right? A tax on CO2 will have a serious effect on …

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Dyson Freeman on AGW

Dyson Freeman is probably the most important 20th Century scientist not to win a Nobel Prize, and more important than many who have. He is certainly the world’s leading theoretical phycicist. James Delingpole reports today on a correspondence between Dyson, the scientist’s scientist, and the notoriously alarmist UK Independent. A couple of samples: First, the computer …

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Pricing Carbon

I noted last August that people seemed to be confused about how much carbon dioxide there was in the atmosphere. Some people thought that CO2 made up half of all the gasses in the atmosphere. One of Jo Nova’s readers recently asked 100 people questions about the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, and came …

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I Want My Global Warming

Four of New York’s seven worst ever recorded snow storms have occurred since 2003. This January has been new York’s snowiest since records have been kept, breaking a record that goes back to 1925. January 26th also broke the 1871 record for the most snow to fall in one day. Records for cold and snow …

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CO2 Lunacy

A comment I posted on Tim Blair’s blog this morning: There are between three and four molecules of CO2 for every 10,000 particles of air. Anthropogenic CO2 is assumed to be about 4% of that, which comes to about 14 molecules of CO2 per 1 million particles of air. Australia’s contribution to global CO2 is assumed …

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Climate Vox Pop

I asked three random people (well it’s about as scientific as those polls in the Courier-Mail) some simple questions. Do you believe the world is getting warmer as a result of human action? Two said yes, one no. To the two who said yes: ‘What are we doing that is causing the world to get warmer?’ …

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