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Financial Post – July 17, 2007
Bob Carter of James Cook University is probably one of the most outspoken critics of the theories of global warming within academia. His thoughts on the subject bear interest simply because he is not a politician and he is not intimately tied to companies that would benefit from no changes in energy policy.
He was recently written about in the article cited and I cannot do justice to all of his comments without violating copyright laws and copy the entire article here. I will mention a few but you will need to go to the source to get a full taste of all of his complaints.
The accepted global average temperature statistics used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that no ground-based warming has occurred since 1998. Oddly, this eight-year-long temperature stasis has occurred despite an increase over the same period of 15 parts per million (or 4%) in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
…lower-atmosphere satellite-based temperature measurements, if corrected for non-greenhouse influences such as El Nino events and large volcanic eruptions, show little, if any, global warming since 1979, a period over which atmospheric CO2 has increased by 55 ppm (17%).
None of the models used by IPCC are initialized to the observed state and none of the climate states in the models correspond even remotely to the current observed climate
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