An hour and a half programme this evening devoted to the place carbon dioxide has in global warming. It didn’t dispute global warming was occurring but it did suggest that it is all due to the activity of the sun and our increased output of carbon dioxide was having a minimal part to play. Their main points were why did temperatures go down from the 1940s to the 1970s when carbon dioxide was increasing but sun spots were decreasing and why isn’t the upper atmosphere heating up faster as all the IPCC forecasts suggest it should be? It produced some neat graphs comparing the number of sun spots with the earth’s temperature and suggested that this correlated better than did the CO2 levels against the earth’s temperature. So why do so many scientists agree with the IPCC? Well the programme found several eminent ones that didn’t but it suggested that so many do because that is where the research money is. It went on to suggest that the climate warming scare is causing great harm by preventing Africa gaining electricity supplies except in the most costly ways – through wind power and solar panels holding back its development and meaning people dying much sooner than they should. Serious stuff – what do people think?
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