HOWARD HAYDEN OPEN LETTER/FAX
Open Letter: U.S. Climate Action Report 2010. 5th ed.from Howard Hayden, Prof. Emeritus of Physics, UConn
Sunday, April 25th 2010, 1:12 AM EDT Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
To: Department of State
Date: 23 April 2010
Re: U.S. Climate Action Report 2010. 5th ed.
Many states around the nation are trying to enact laws to restrict carbon emissions, and industries too numerous to mention have begun making changes hoping to be fully prepared to comply with laws they haven’t seen yet. Congress is considering laws in hopes that they can avoid having EPA impose its own version of CO2 restrictions.
Before jumping on this bandwagon, we should be certain that we understand the science. U.S. Climate Action Report 2010, 5th ed. might be understood by some Americans to be the definitive word; however nary a word in the report even pretends to establish a link between CO2 and putative global warming show that the increase in CO2 concentration is due to human activity instead of natural causes (such as natural warming of the oceans) show that either an increase in CO2 concentration or an increase in temperature is, on balance, bad (or worse than laws restricting CO2 emissions) or do any science whatsoever.
Lees hele artikel -> climaterealists.com
“The highest CO2 concentrations during the last many ice ages and interglacials are lower than at any other time for the last 300 million years. The dinosaurs lived when CO2 concentrations were 5 to 20 times as high as now. Indeed, such large creatures could not survive without the very verdant conditions afforded by adequate plant food known as carbon dioxide.”
Twee problemen met dit argument: er zijn nu geen dinosauriërs en de mens is in de laatste miljoen jaar geëvolueerd. Het gaat er niet om of CO2 in het verleden ooit veel hoger was dan nu (wat overigens wel zo is), het gaat erom hoe we als mensheid kunnen omgaan met klimaatverandering als deze tot significante temperatuurstijgingen en weersveranderingen gaat leiden.