CO2 theory failed claims Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman in an open letter to the IPPC, according to an article in the Express, 23 October 2014. Coleman writes: “The ocean is not rising significantly. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing). I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid”.
He went on to say: “There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future. Efforts to prove the theory that carbon dioxide is a significant greenhouse gas and pollutant causing significant warming or weather effects have failed. There has been no warming over 18 years”.
William Happer, from Princeton University, agrees with Coleman and commented: “No chemical compound in the atmosphere has a worse reputation than CO2, thanks to the single-minded demonisation of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control and energy production. The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science”.
Editorial Comment: Coleman and Happer are correct – carbon dioxide is a natural and essential part of the earth’s atmosphere that is used by plants, along with water and sunlight, to feed the world. Furthermore, the fossil record indicates it has been higher in the past than the current level, without the world being devastated by a runaway greenhouse effect. We agree with Coleman – there is more politics than science in the current obsession with global warming, especially as the world is no longer warming. (Ref. climate, atmosphere, environmentalism)
Evidence News vol. 14 No. 18
29 October 2013
Creation Research Australia