Friday, 10 April 2015

There is no rational, scientific basis for Alarmists' call for AGW action.

As part of a reply to a fatuous column "What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?"  Christopher Monckton wrote (LINK - WUWT):
The answer: a rational, scientific case rooted in established theory and data would convince me that manmade climate change is a problem. That it is real is not in doubt, for every creature that breathes out emits CO2 and thus affects the climate.
The true scientific question, then, is not the fatuous question whether “Man-Made Climate Change Is Real” but how much global warming our sins of emission may cause, and whether that warming might be more a bad thing than a good thing.
Lord Monckton then detailed "The tax-gobblers’ mighty mountain."

Step 10. Would the benefit outweigh the cost?
Step 9. Can we afford the cost of CO2 mitigation?
Step 8. Will any realistic measures avert the danger?
Step 7. Will warmer worldwide weather be dangerous?
Step 6. Will temperature feedbacks amplify that warming?
Step 5. Will greenhouse-gas emissions cause much warming?
Step 4. Are humankind raising CO2 concentration substantially?
Step 3. Are humankind increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration?
Step 2. Is a consensus among climate experts compatible with science?
Step 1. Has any climate warming beyond natural variability taken place?
If the answer to the question at any Step from 1 to 10 on the stony path up the tax-gobblers’ mighty mountain is “No”, there is no rational, scientific basis for climbing any further. Unless one can legitimately reach the top by answering Yes to all ten questions, there is no credible justification for any investment of taxpayers’ funds in trying to make global warming go away.
Christopher Monckton proceeds to ensure that  "NO" is the only answer to each of these questions. See HERE.
SO - there is no rational, scientific basis for climbing any further.

1 comment:

  1. Step 0. Does CO2 have any significant effect on climate?
    The answer is provably no so there is no rational, scientific basis for climbing further.

    Proof has been hiding in plain sight that change to the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) does not cause climate change. Only existing data and the relation between physics and math are needed or used. The proof and identification of the two factors that do cause climate change are at .


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