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Coyote Blog – July 2, 2007
I just read the PDF version of “A Skeptical Layman’s Guide to Anthropogenic Global Warming” and found it to be quite interesting.
Upon my first reading, I think the author may have made a few mistakes and may be supporting some theories that have been proven incorrect but overall, this is an excellent read for everyone and many of his arguments are quite relevant. He especially criticizes the computer models (which regular readers will know is one of my pet peeves) and he uses his controls engineering knowledge to criticize some of the assumptions on feedback mechanisms.
If you are unsure of your position on global warming, it is certainly worth your time to read the document. If you are convinced the world is coming to an end, you may want to try to find errors in the document (if you cannot find errors than you must at least temper your belief system). If you believe that all of this talk is a waste of time, this will help you with your arguments.
This is a fairly busy week for me, we have Live Earth coming up so there is a lot of news being generated and, in the US, we are celebrating our independence. I probably will not have time this week to really dig in and uphold or refute Mr. Meyer’s work. I will try to do that next week, time permitting.
The title is correct, it is a layman’s approach to this issue. You don’t have to be schooled in climate science to understand this effort. Go ahead, read it so that you can learn.
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