This television documentary on global warming aired on March 8, 2007. Many well respected and very qualified scientists, environmentalists, journalists, and others from around the world contributed. One of these is the co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore. Several of the contributors sat on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Contributors came from major universities around the world, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the New Scientist (science and technology news magazine), the U.S. National Weather Service, the Pasteur Institute, Weather Action, the Danish Meteorological Institute, the Danish National Space Center, and the International Artic Research Center. Global warming has been receiving much exposure especially through the efforts of Al Gore, one-time U.S.A. presidential candidate. In Al Gore’s documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” the key argument put forward connecting the rise in CO2 with the rise in global temperature is a graph showing changes in the two varying parallel with one another over the last 650,000 years. However, the graph shows CO2 changes occurring about 800 years after
temperature changes. Based on Al Gore’s graph, temperature is driving CO2 and not the reverse. By 1940, the earth’s temperature had been rising for about 150 years. In 1940 the industrial output of the world began to rise dramatically and manmade CO2 began to increase exponentially and continued for nearly four decades. During this time, global temperature fell. This is just the opposite from the theory that temperature is driven by CO2. There are many sources of CO2, including manmade, volcanoes, animals, bacteria, dying vegetation, and the oceans. Volcanoes expel more CO2 each year than all of man’s activities combined. Animals and bacteria expel more than volcanoes and dying vegetation expels even more. But, far and away, the greatest source of CO2 is the oceans. The oceans expel CO2 when they warm and take in CO2 when they cool. In the late 1980s, Dr. Piers Corbyn discovered that as the sun’s activity increased, as evidenced by the number of sun spots, the earth’s temperature rose, and vice versa. He concluded that the sun is the cause of the earth’s temperature changes. In 1991, scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute plotted sun spot activity against global temperatures for the 20th century and found a direct correlation. They then compared 400 years of sun spot activity to global temperatures and found a similar relationship. They also concluded the sun drives climate change. Further, it is known that cosmic rays entering the earth’s atmosphere react with water vapor rising from the oceans and cause the formation of clouds that cool the earth. When the sun is more active, fewer cosmic rays reach the earth. This reduces the cloud cover and allows more warming to occur. Cosmic ray data and temperature data were compared for a 600-million year period and a significant direct relationship was discovered. When cosmic rays went up, the temperature went down, and vice versa.
Now, two vastly different sets of data, sun spots and earth’s temperature, and cosmic rays and earth’s temperature, point to the sun as the source of climate change resulting in release and uptake of CO2. The inescapable conclusion is the sun is driving global warming. CO2 is irrelevant. The argument for manmade CO2 causing global warming had its beginning in the 1970s. At the height of the global cooling scare in the 1970s, Swedish scientist Bert Bolin suggested that manmade CO2 might help to warm the earth and stave off the coming ice age. The theory was considered eccentric and absurd. Then global temperature started to rise and there was a coal miner’s strike in England. The theory of manmade global warming began to be politicized when Margaret Thatcher (then Prime Minister) set out to break the political power of the coal miners. She saw an opportunity in the global warming debate to promote nuclear power because it doesn’t emit CO2. She went to the Royal Society and offered funding to study the potential of CO2-driven global warming. Ultimately, the result was the formation of the IPCC. With the failure of communism and socialism, peaceniks and political activists turned to the environmental movement with their neo-Marxism and began to use green language for their anti-capitalism and anti-globalization agendas. An amazing kind of alliance developed between Margaret Thatcher on the right and left-wing anti-capitalism environmentalists that created the momentum behind the looney idea of manmade global warming. By the time of the elder Bush’s administration in the U.S.A, global investment in climate science had increased to $2B per year. There are now great sums of money and tens of thousands of jobs depending on manmade global warming. Scientists that do not agree with manmade global warming have greater difficulty getting their research funded. Consequently, they tend not to take public stands against the theory. When they do speak out they are accused of being paid by the multi-nationals or oil and gas companies. Today, developing nations are coming under immense pressure not to develop. Essentially this means they can’t have electricity. Without electricity open fires will continue to be used inside homes resulting in the deadliest pollution in the world…indoor smoke. Each year, indoor smoke kills four million children under age of five. These deaths will continue as a consequence of attempting to stop a non-existent cause of climate change.