Barack Obama is determined that the world cut back on use of fossil fuels, purportedly because of his conviction that carbon dioxide from use of this very valuable energy source is going to cause catastrophic man-made global warming. Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek describe what they think the outcome will be. Meanwhile, the natural processes that govern Earth's climate will continue to be the dominant factors determining Earth's climate. In nearly all cases, plentiful energy from fossil fuels and nuclear power will be absolutely necessary to continue to improve the lives of billions of people and deal with climate change from all causes.
John Shanahan asks, "What would the world be like if we didn't have plentiful energy for the seven plus billion people?" After a period of time, the world might revert back to what is shown in this video. What do you think?
Matt Ridley: The policies being proposed to combat climate change, far from being a modest insurance policy, are proving ineffective, expensive, harmful to poor people and actually bad for the environment: we are tearing down rainforests to grow biofuels and ripping up peat bogs to install windmills that still need fossil-fuel back-up.
Terry Donze, geophysicist, examines the science and politics of catastrophic man-made global warming in a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal and in his book,"ALARMISM EXPOSED, CLIMATE REALISM." His book is recommended reading for high school and college students and for presentations to the public.
Roy Spencer, Ph.D. in meteorology, Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama. “Global warming” refers to the global-average temperature increase that has been observed over the last one hundred years or more. Because small, chaotic fluctuations in atmospheric and oceanic circulation systems can cause small changes in global average cloudiness, this is all that is necessary to cause climate change. Climate change — it happens, with or without our help.
Richard Lindzen, MIT Climate Scientist, Demonization of CO2 is irrational at best and even modest warming is mostly beneficial.
Will Happer, Princeton Physicist, Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path.
Patrick Moore, Greenpeace Co-Founder, We are dealing with pure political propaganda that has nothing to do with science.
At the National Astronomy meeting in Wales, 2015, Northumbria University professor Valentina Zharkova said fluctuations in an 11-year cycle of solar activity could cause global cooling starting in 2030: A decade long ice age is predicted as sun 'hibernates.' Scientists claim we may be in for a decade-long freeze as the sun slows down solar activity by up to 60 per cent. Can't imagine what that much less energy from the sun would mean for life on Earth. The wind turbines generating electricity would be iced up and stop turning or break. The solar panels would be covered in snow.
Emil Royrvik - The debate about man-made global warming is literally a hot topic. In fact it’s a discourse, and an empirical prospect, as some would argue, with quite a deadly intensity. The title of the latest book by one of the central scientists in this field is telling: ”The hockey stick and the climate wars” (Mann 2012). This alleged ”climate war” is a scientific, political, economic, social and moral public field that is co-constructed and intersects in numerous ways, and which, to some extent at least, is characterized by the rhetoric of apocalypse, war and the communicative logic of the military trenches.