Thursday, September 18, 2008

Limits on CO2 climate forcing?

An interesting paper was published by Dr. John Christy of UAH titled, "Limits on CO2 Climate Forcing from Recent Temperature Data of Earth". He shows data that indicates that the global temperature has not risen since 1998 and that by extension the atmosphere has not been affected by CO2 forcing. This is a fascinating paper to read, though I must admit that a lot of it goes right over my head.

I think there are two ways to look at his findings. One is that this is evidence that the Earth's temperature is not related significantly to human production of CO2. The other thought is that it seems to show that the idea of anthropogenic global warming is not a matter settled by science.

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