Since there is widespread use of quotes and comments supporting the popular message that the global warming will have catastrophic implications for our planet, we thought it necessary to counter that message with an in-depth technical analysis of where the climate science really stands today.
This article is the result of a group of scientists at NASA who organized themselves as The Right Climate Stuff (TRSC) research team and came together to study published climate research and available significant data to form an independent, objective assessment regarding the alarming and controversial claims of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (AGW). I’m sure you can already see that the following article, the result of the TRSC research, is not intended for the faint of heart.
In this 21 page report the team poses the question
“To what extent can human-related releases of CO2 into the atmosphere cause earth surface temperature increases that would have harmful effects?”
Their conclusions, and I quote from the Anthropogenic Global Warming Science Assessment Report, dated April 2013, as follows:
With respect to this topic, our bullet point conclusions are:
- Carbon-based AGW science is not settled. This refers only to the Carbon or CO2 role ininduced warming
- Natural processes dominate climate change (although many are poorly understood)
- Non-Carbon-based AGW anthropogenic forcings are significant. These include land use change,Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, black carbon,and aerosols.
- Carbon-based AGW impact appears to be muted.Other sources are not necessarily muted; the impacts of changing solar activity, El Nino/La Nina-southern oscillation (ENSO), Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), black carbon, etc. are observable
- Empirical evidence for Carbon-based AGW does not support catastrophe.
Filed under: Global Warming
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