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101 Facts That Support A Global Warming Conspiracy?
Global Warming Conspiracy?
Global Warming Conspiracy?
101 Global warming facts that show that Anthropogenic global warming is highly unlikely at significant levels, So is there a Global Warming Conspiracy? This hub studies many issues around global warming introducing many facts relating to climate that may not be commonly known. The aim being that the reader can increase his or her knowledge about Global Warming and Climate Change so that one can make a better informed decision on the merits of a Global Warming Conspiracy or Hoax.
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101 Global Warming Facts Conpiracy or Hoax?
No one knows how much of the current global warming is due to natural phenomenon or man made.
We are currently in a period of natural warming that began in 1850 as we emerged from a 400 hundred year old cooling trend called the Little Ice Age.
97% of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere comes from the oceans and plants.
Greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere are made up of 90% water vapour, 4% Carbon Dioxide, 4% methane, 2% fluoride compounds and nitrous oxide.
Top estimates put water vapour as high as 95% of greenhouse gasses of this 95% 99.999% is natural and not attributed to man-made causes.
Carbon Dioxide accounts for 0.04% of the earth's atmosphere.
Man-made Carbon Dioxide is only 0.117% of the total Carbon Dioxide in the air and contributes 0.0047% of Carbon dioxide total in the atmosphere.
Reducing Man-made Carbon Dioxide by 30% in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol has been estimated to lower earth's temperature by 1/20th of 1 degree by 2050 a negligible effect..
Most of the global warming trend of the last 150 years occurred before 1940 the period since is by enlarge when human activity increased its Carbon Dioxide production from smoke stacks and auto-mobiles.
The net global warming since 1940 is a tiny 0.2 degrees C.
There has been no acceleration since modern global warming began in 1850.
Between 2007 and 2008 global temperatures dropped between 0.59% and 0.75% degrees C virtually enough to offset the entire global warming of the last century this despite increased levels of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere.
This came after nine years of none global warming since 1998 which was a direct contradiction to IPPC forecasts.
Past global temperature records show no historical correlation between temperature levels and Carbon Dioxide despite the claims of Al Gore and the IPPC.
Carbon offsetting does not work, trees release all their Carbon Dioxide when they die the net effect is negligible.
Global temperatures have a 79% correlation with the sunspot index. The sunspot index turned downward in 2000.
The Hadley Centre of the UK Met office has found that there has been no statistically significant warming since1995, Despite an increase in atmospheric Carbon Dioxide of 4%.
Climatologist Joe D' Aleo of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project said new data "shows that in five of the last seven decades since World War II including this one, global temperatures have cooled while Carbon Dioxide levels continue to rise.
3,000 NASA robots monitoring sea temperatures since 2003 have shown the worlds oceans temperatures falling slightly.
Data from 6,000 boreholes worldwide show global temperatures were up to 3 degrees C higher in the Medieval Warm Period than current levels.
During this period there were no glaciers in the tropical Andes today they exist.
There were Viking settlements and farms in Greenland, now those settlements are under a thick layer of permafrost.
There was little ice at the North Pole in 1491. A Chinese naval squadron sailed right round and found none.
The Antarctic, which holds 90% of the worlds ice and nearly all its 160,000 glaciers has got colder and gained ice mass in the last 30 years reversing a 6,000 year melting trend.
In the past half century the sun has been warmer than at any time in the last 11,400 years.
The UN's second assessment report contained a graph showing the Medieval Warm Period was hotter than today's temperatures.
Its 2001 report contained the infamous hockey stick report that features on many global warming sites supporting the theory of man-made global warming. It shows no significant Medieval Warm Period taking place. Incorrectly concluding that the 20th century was the warmest for 1,000 years
Reconstruction of Palaeoclimatological Carbon Dioxide concentrations demonstrate that Carbon Dioxide levels today are near their lowest levels since the Cambrian era some 550 million years ago.
550 million years ago there was almost 20 times more Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere, it did not cause a runaway greenhouse effect.
Temperature changes lead not lag Carbon Dioxide levels on all time scales.
Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant but a naturally occurring gas, along with chlorophyll and sunlight it is essential for photosynthesis and is accordingly plant food.
Carbon Dioxide is logarithmic, so the more Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere the less warming it produces.
Planet Mars as an atmosphere consisting of 95% Carbon Dioxide. Its temperature ranges from 0°C and -140°C.
If there was no greenhouse effect life could not continue on earth.
Greenland is so called because of its lush green pastures that were farmed for over 300 years in the Medieval warm period by Norse settlers.
There is no consensus by scientists supporting global warming. More than 32,000 scientists including 9,000 PhD's have signed a petition stating that they believe anthropogenic(man-made) effects on global warming are negligible.
The theory of anthropogenic global warming requires that temperature rise is driven by the rise in Carbon Dioxide levels. Ice core analysis however reveals than Carbon Dioxide levels rise and fall hundreds of years after temperature change.
Climate change predictions for the next 50-100 years are based on computer models. Weather forecasts have been shown to be only 56% accurate for predicting upcoming weather after only as little as seven days.
According to the National Climatic Centre 1936 experienced the hottest overall summer on record in continental United States. In fact out of 50 states 22 recorded their all time high temperature during the 1930s
According to NASA between 1940 and 1970 average global temperatures dropped by 0.6°F.
Carbon Dioxide accounts for slightly more than 3/1000th of planet earth's atmosphere.
At the time of the Dinosaur 160,000,000 years ago Carbon Dioxide levels were 500 times higher than they are now.
Many theorise that Dinosaurs were able to grow to such huge sizes because of favourable warmer climate and vast amounts of lush green carbon dioxide foliage existed at this time.
There are far more human deaths caused by cold climate than warm.
Earth has had eight significant warm periods since the last Ice Age. Fossil evidence suggests several of these were warmer than our recent warming period.
Despite public perception and media coverage statistically storms and droughts are becoming fewer and milder as they did in previous periods of global warming.
In the 11th Century during the England had many vineyards and its own prolific wine industry. Medieval Warm Period
Many streets in southern England dating back to this period are called Vine street/road to this day.
There was a mini Ice Age observed between the 16th and 19th century, earth has been warming naturally since then.
Based on Ice Cores from Greenland it's widely accepted that there is 1500 year cycle of warming and cooling that goes back 400,000 years, many scientists believe we are in the warming up period of that cycle.
NASA has been warning since 2006 of an expected period of global cooling due to the decline of sunspots over the next decade.
There is always global warming when there is not global cooling, earths temperature is in continuous cycle.
From 1979-1997 in the USA extreme cold weather killed twice as many people as heat waves in the same period of time.
The Flora of the earth can absorb a thousand times more Carbon Dioxide than humanity releases into the atmosphere.
One large volcanic eruption can emit more Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere than entire years worth of global auto and smokestack emissions.
The IPCC used 12 hand picked trees as the prime evidential basis for showing rising temperatures between 1990-2000.
If Carbon Dioxide levels decrease food production will slow because plants grow better at higher Carbon Dioxide levels, fruit grows larger and requires less irrigation.
Studies show that a doubling of Carbon Dioxide levels doubles leaf water efficiency allowing plants to grow more successfully in more arid climates.
As Carbon Dioxide concentrations increase even higher in years to come nearly all plants should be able to grow where it is currently too dry for them to do so, enabling the most drought resistant species to reclaim lands previously lost to desertification.
Greater vegetation cover will reduce the adverse effects of soil erosion caused by wind and rain.
Climate models that have focused on Carbon Dioxide have been very poor at forecasting Earths known climate history. Their forecasts of recent years have been woefully wrong.
The current Global temperatures fall below even the lowest rises is global temperature projected by IPCC models.
Carbon Dioxide levels have been as high as 7000ppm(parts per million) in the last 500 million years and did not cause runaway global warming, current levels are 390ppm.
Historical empirical data shows Carbon Dioxide rises follow temperature rise by about 800 years.
Cause does not follow effect.
The Earths temperature has been rising steadily since the last Ice Age 22,000 years ago.
Food crops have been estimated to have increased by 15% since 1950 due to the airborne fertilization effect of increased Carbon Dioxide levels.
Commercial growers deliberately increase levels of Carbon Dioxide in greenhouses to between 700ppm and 1000ppm to increase productivity and water efficiency far above the somewhat historically carbon starved levels currently experienced in the natural environment(390ppm).
Scientists from NASA say temperature on Mars has warmed by about 0.5°C since the 1970s this is similar to the temperature rise observed on earth over the same period.
The worlds oceans absorb 50% of the Carbon Dioxide produced by human activity.
Polar Bear populations are 500% larger than they were 50 years ago.
As temperatures have shown no significant change over the last 10 years(Slightly Cooling), politicians are ever more using the term "Climate Change" instead of "Global Warming."
The Vostok Ice core samples reveal that historically temperatures have gone up and down irrespective of Carbon Dioxide levels.
The Medieval Warm Period, which was up to 3°C warmer than today did not correlate to rising Carbon Dioxide levels.
The Sun is responsible for 99% of all the global warming we have.
The Earths temperature has dropped in the past two years. At the same time sunspot activity has declined to levels not seen since the early 1900s.
There is nearly 20 times more Carbon Dioxide moving into and out of the worlds oceans than humans produce.
There is 200 times as much Carbon Dioxide in the Surface Oceans than humans produce in a year worldwide.
No one knows how much of the Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere is released naturally by the worlds oceans.
Ice Core drillings in East Antarctica show that the ice is the densest it has been in the last ten years.
Antarctica has 90% of the Earths ice and 80% of its fresh water.
Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica contrary to the widespread belief that global warming is melting the ice caps.
The scientific committee on Antarctic Research reported at a meeting of Antarctic Treaty Nations in Washington that the South Pole has shown "significant cooling in recent decades."
Carbon Dioxide has no significant influence on average global temperatures, studies of Ice Cores from previous glaciations have determined no correlation.
Historically global cooling has killed more species than global warming.
The NOAA climate prediction website has stated when talking about forecasting future global warming. "All of the forecasts, however have large uncertainties . In some cases uncertainties are gigantic, while in other cases they are only moderately large."
It has been estimated that 85% of all jobs are effected by rising energy costs.
Carbon Dioxide from power plants has no negative effect on Forests. Carbon Dioxide is plant food.
NASA has stated that there were no observable sunspots between 1645-1715 this corresponds to the time period we know as the Little Ice Age.
This 75 year period known as the "Maunder Minimum" also correlates with the coldest part of the Little Ice Age.
2008 was one of the coldest winters globally for 50 years.
Scientific research in Antarctica has shown that ice mass is growing 30-45 billion tons every year.
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet interior increased by 45± 7 billion metric tons per year during the time period 1992 to 2003.
Scientists have observed that Antarctica has been cooling for the last 35 years.
The Sun's solar activity is commonly acknowledged to run on 11 year cycles.
One Sun flare can generate enough heat/energy to power the USA for 20 years.
The average Sun flare contains about the same energy as a thousand hydrogen bombs.
The worlds 25,000 polar bears live in 20 distinct population groups an increase of 5,000 from the 1960s. Most of the population groups are stable with two groups growing in population and two groups in decline. The two groups that declining are in areas where temperatures have fallen, the thriving groups are in areas that have warmed.
There is no scientific measurable proof that Carbon Dioxide levels have any effect on global temperatures.
The core of the sun is under 200 billion times the pressure of the earth's surface. It is 60,000 miles thick and has a temperature that does not exceed 15 million °C. It's so hot that hydrogen is fused into helium.
The Sun Consumes more mass in one second than all of the fossil fuels ever burned on earth. It is the primary cause of Global Warming and Global Cooling not Carbon Dioxide which, has a negligible effect.