Thorpe Watson, Ph.D. in Physical Metallurgy & Science of Materials. Thirty five year career covering wide range of science disciplines plus 10 year investigation of the climate controversy: According to NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (Mauna Loa, Hawaii), the CO2 content of the atmosphere is increasing about 2 parts per million (“ppm”) each year. The climate alarmists believe that a doubling of CO2 will result in a global temperature increase of 2 deg. C. Using this unproven, exaggerated CO2/temperature sensitivity, simple arithmetic reveals that CO2 would be responsible for a maximum temperature increase of 0.01 deg. C per year. [(2 ppm x 2 deg. C)/400 ppm = 0.01 deg. C]. Clearly, Harvey is a natural weather event and is not the product of CO2-induced climate change.
Thorpe Watson, metallurgical engineering and materials science: CONCLUSION - The debate regarding the alleged heat-trapping properties of CO2 is irrelevant because we cannot generate a significant quantity of this life-giving trace gas with our reserves of hydrocarbon fuels. Our atmosphere will continue to be CO2 impoverished. It is certainly impossible to double the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere.
Thorpe Watson, metallurgical engineering and materials science: The history of CO2, together with a scientific analysis of the facts pertaining to CO2, reveal that it is impossible to generate too much CO2. Nevertheless, climate-change alarmists continue to demand the reduction of CO2 emissions to prevent runaway warming, an unfounded fear. In reality, an imminent climate threat is a repeat of the Little Ice Age (1300 to 1870). These reoccurring cold periods have resulted in mass migrations and the collapse of civilizations.
Thorpe Watson, Ph.D. in Physical Metallurgy & Science of Materials. Thirty five year career covering wide range of science disciplines plus 10 year investigation of the climate controversy: We have been told that the carbon dioxide (“CO2”) generated by the consumption of hydrocarbon fuels will cause runaway warming. Our only salvation is to embrace a carbon-free economy or pay indulgences (aka “carbon tax”). How a tax will ward off such a serious threat defies any rational explanation. It is absurd to believe that a carbon-free economy will stabilize the planet's ever-changing climate. However, a carbon-free economy will devastate modern lifestyles.