Climategate: One Must Ignore 200 Years of Observations to Believe in AGW

Artigo de David Bellamy no PJM

This August, right in the middle of the BBC’s promised barbecue summer (which didn’t come to pass), the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit disclosed that it had destroyed the raw data for its global surface temperature records. Despite the fact that they own some of the most powerful computers in the world, the reason they advanced was “an alleged lack of storage space.” The very foundation of the global warming argument was gone forever. Draw your own conclusions — sabotage or desperation?

Remember the millennium bug, or the dot-com bubble? Tens of thousands of the highest-paid and most computer-literate people fell for it, and rued the day. Now we see folks forced to stand by and watch biodiesel, palm oil, and soya swallow up their biodiverse, sustainably farmed rangelands.

Earth’s climate has remained within the limits tolerated by life for several billion years. During this time, the planet has experienced unimaginable volcanic events which liberated huge amounts of CO2. It has collided with extraterrestrial objects, triggering either an increase or decrease of temperature. Even the energy flow from the sun has varied over such a span of geological time.

And yet — here we are! Life remains. The global temperature is now well within life’s limits, the present-day is cooler than much of previous geological time, and you may soon have the opportunity to buy a secondhand private jet from the worlds first carbon-neutral billionaire.

2 pensamentos sobre “Climategate: One Must Ignore 200 Years of Observations to Believe in AGW

  1. “Earth’s climate has remained within the limits tolerated by life for several billion years.”

    Não sei se os mamutes concordam.

    Bem, claro que a vida na terra continuaria mesmo que a temperatura duplicasse (há uma vida luxuriante nos vulcões sub-aquaticos, com temperaturas altissimas), mas uma grande alteração das temperaturas seria em principio prejudicial para as formas de vida actualmente existentes (é verdade que este raciocinio tem implicito uma preferência pelas “formas de vida actualmente existentes” face às “formas de vida que existirão no futuro” sem grandfe justificação racional).-

  2. OLP

    E há os mamutes de agora que pensam que serão eternos apesar de haver terra e clima antes e depois deles.
    A não ser que os mamutes passados e presentes, pensem que se deixarem de peidar (metano)a terra e o clima para sempre será controlado por eles.
    A diferença pelos vistos resume-se a mamutes de 4 e a outros de 2.

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