Saturday, November 16, 2013

Enviros: Getting cause and effect backward

One of the truly problematic facts for the global warming scaremongers involves the central relationship in their agenda, namely, that increases in CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere lead to increases in temperature.  In other words, carbon dioxide levels go up and cause temperatures to go afterwards.  CO2 is the cause, higher temps the effect.  Trouble is that ice-core temperature records show that the opposite relationship is true -- that is, the planet heats up (or cools down) and then CO2 levels rise (or fall).  That is, the data show that temps are the cause and CO2 levels the effect.  Thus, the enviros have it exactly backward, a fact that essentially deals a fatal blow to the entire argument that mankind, and his CO2 emissions, are responsible for the globe warming (which, actually, it hasn't for 17 years).  Geologists have known this for years, and there are numerous studies from around the globe (including deep-sea sediment analyses) that consistently confirmed this relationship.  Now, a new research paper, discussed over at the GWPF, confirms those previous findings:
A new paper published in Climate of the Past finds that CO2 levels lagged temperature changes in East Antarctic ice cores by 500-1500 years during the warming at the onset of the last interglacial, and lagged temperatures by 5,000 years after the start of glaciation at end of the last interglacial [~120,000 years ago].

Despite Al Gore’s attempt to obscure this inconvenient truth, temperatures lead CO2 levels on longintermediate, and short-term timescales, on both the upside and the downside. CO2 cannot be the ‘control knob’ or ‘amplifier’ of climate, because the tail does not wag the dogthe cause does not follow the effect, and the globe starts to warm and cool 500-5000 years in advance of CO2 changes.