5 facts on global warming


Professor Bob Carter:

Fact 1. A mild warming of about 0.5 degrees Celsius (well within previous natural temperature variations) occurred between 1979 and 1998, and has been followed by slight global cooling over the past 10 years. Ergo, dangerous global warming is not occurring.

Fact 2. Between 2001 and 2010 global average temperature decreased by 0.05 degrees, over the same time that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increased by 5 per cent. Ergo, carbon dioxide emissions are not driving dangerous warming.

Fact 3. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is beneficial. In increasing quantity it causes mild though diminishing warming (useful at a time of a quiet sun and likely near-future planetary cooling) and acts as a valuable plant fertiliser. Extra carbon dioxide helps to shrink the Sahara Desert, green the planet and feed the world. Ergo, carbon dioxide is neither a pollutant nor dangerous, but an environmental benefit.

Fact 4. Closing down the whole Australian industrial economy might result in the prevention of about 0.02 degrees of warming. Reducing emissions by 5 per cent by 2020 (the government’s target) will avert an even smaller warming of about 0.002 degrees. Ergo, cutting Australian emissions will make no measurable difference to global climate.

Fact 5. For an assumed tax rate of $25 a tonne of carbon dioxide, the costs passed down to an average family of four will exceed $2000 a year.

In the left-leaning The Age no less.

Gleefully ripped from The Evil One™.

Meanwhile, the US scraps any notion of a carbon tax.

“Carbon tax is economic disarmament”

 

UPDATE

The EU carbon price collapses.

 

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  1. Well done. But good luck getting lefties to listen to reason. AGW is their religion, after all.

    • Merilyn
    • June 28th, 2011

    Very good points bing. Pity the government doesn’t want to read and learn to busy bending over to that twit Bob Brown.

  2. Hi,
    It was an excellent article written by Professor Carter, but I feel no matter how much of this news get out there, the Government at the end of the day needs the money, and Julia just isn’t budging, the real hard questions need to be asked to Julia’s face, over and over again, to make her feel less comfortable, it may at least make the Labor MP’s think a bit more if nothing else.

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • June 28th, 2011

    It’s 6:04pm in Melbourne and a serious fog has just rolled in. It’s brass monkeys outside and the back fence has disappeared. I’ve locked the doors and windows as I don’t want any dead pirates getting inside.

    Sometimes, I wish AGW were true because I hate the cold. Bring on the beach life. Hot days, wine and healthy friends seems more ideal than this nasty winter we are having this year. Fancy wanting to have a tax to try and promote miserable weather (like it would work anyway?)

    Anyone who still believes in this rubbish is nuts! Burn more coal, in my opinion, if it helps. Let’s increase the temperature at rates never known to human kind. It’s all good!

    • That’s the thing but. All our coal burning doesn’t make a shit of difference, either way.

        • Sean of Deer Park
        • June 28th, 2011

        http://www.news.com.au/national/melbourne-hit-by-freaky-fog-that-looks-like-armageddon-rolling-in/story-e6frfkvr-1226083726777

        • Watch them jump on this in the morning…

    • The Wizard of WOZ
    • June 28th, 2011

    $2000 a year? Shit I paid more than $500 last week.

    Be nice if it was spread evenly across the whole community, but somehow I rekon that as a single white guy with a good job, I shan’t be receiving the same ‘tax cuts’ as a dole bludger with 8 kids…

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