Question:Is it true that our planet suffers a global spike in temperatures because of increasing industrial carbon dioxide emissions? Jackie T., OH
Answer: Wrong. It is true the world did warm slightly between about 1979 and 1999, but even Professor David Karoly, one of the world's leading Warmers, admitted that "temperatures have dropped" since 1999 - "both in surface temperatures and in atmospheric temperatures measured from satellites." In fact, the fall in temperatures from just 2002 has already wiped out half the warming our planet experienced last century, which was only a little over one degree. (So says the latest data from Britain's Hadley Center, NASA's Aqua satellite, and the US National Climatic Data Center.) (None of the above-mentioned outfits is sponsored by Big Oil!)
Karoly, however, claims this proves nothing and predicts the world will soon start warming again. But that's purely theoritical. Let's take a look at what has actually happened to the planet, because so far the Warmers' predictions have been far off the mark.
Many scientists, such as Professor Ian Plimer of Adelaide University, point out that what we have is a cooling planet, and that the last ten years of cooling already contradict the theory that human-produced gases are causing the planet to warm. For if humans were causing drastic climate changes or for the planet to warm, the planet could not pause from its heating, because humans are producing more C02 than they were 100 years ago.
(Professor Plimer is not sponsored by Big Oil!)
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