Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Biggest. Hoax. Ever.

Or so claims geologist Ian Pilmer.

From Meet The Man Who Has Exposed The Great Climate Change Con Trick:

'Eco-guilt is a first-world luxury. It’s the new religion for urban populations which have lost their faith in Christianity. The IPCC report is their Bible. Al Gore and Lord Stern are their prophets.’

A couple of questions I've never seen addressed:

1. What is the 'optimum' level of atmospheric CO2?

2. If the glaciers are indeed 'melting,' then that means they have absorbed heat from elsewhere. Have these numbers been correlated? In other words, the 'two degree' increase that we hear all about would have to be the net after absorption by ice caps and glaciers. What was the 'gross,' and can the amount of man-made CO2 support that degree of increase?

Not being a scientist, and armed with nothing more than skepticism for perennial problems that all seem to require the same solution (taxation and regulation), perhaps Prof. Pilmer and, a fortiori, myself, are full of it. But I do intend to buy this book.

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