Thursday, May 10, 2007

Man-Made Global Warming: Bunk

So says Reid A. Bryson, one of the fathers of climatology:
"Climate’s always been changing and it’s been changing rapidly at various times, and so something was making it change in the past," he told us in an interview this past winter. "Before there were enough people to make any difference at all, two million years ago, nobody was changing the climate, yet the climate was changing, okay?"

"All this argument is the temperature going up or not, it’s absurd," Bryson continues. "Of course it’s going up. It has gone up since the early 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, because we’re coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we’re putting more carbon dioxide into the air."
Other interesting notes in the article -- that "Greenland" had that name for a particular reason as Norse civilization and farmlands are starting to emerge from under the melting ice, and that water vapor is much more efficient in trapping Earth's heat than carbon dioxide is.

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