Nothing New Under The Sun

Team of Scientists Sees Substantial Warming of Earth

Published: April 16, 1990

Analysis of Geologic Records

The authors of the report said they had a high degree of confidence that the earth’s surface and the lower atmosphere would warm by 2.7 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit. While the models show there is likely to be increased drought at mid-latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, the available data permit only relatively low confidence in this finding, the report said.

In the last 100 years, the temperature of the globe has gone up by three-tenths of a degree to 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit, a range consistent with the climate models, the report said. But it also said it cannot be determined at this point how much of that increase can be attributed to greenhouse gases.

The report noted, however, that an analysis of the geologic records of prehistoric epochs shows that the correlation of increases of carbon dioxide in the air with temperature changes is similar to the predictions of the computer models.

Richard S. Lindzen, a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has been one of the most vocal critics of the conclusions of the climate models, said he had not seen the draft report. But when told of its findings, he said, ”The conclusions sound off the wall to me.”

Mr. Lindzen said there are still so many uncertainties in the models, including the role of increased cloud formation and water vapor as a result of warmer temperature, that they cannot accurately forecast what will happen in the next century.

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8 Responses to Nothing New Under The Sun

  1. Baa Humbug says:

    Did somebody forget to tell these bozos that CO2 increases FOLLOW T increases?

    Steve is absolutely spot on, these idiots damn themselves with the admission that T increases have happened naturally in the past without the help of our SUVs.

  2. suyts says:

    Ecclesiastes is my favorite book. It demonstrates the uselessness of man’s contrivances.

  3. Baa Humbug says:

    Meanwhile, in the REAL world, the AMSU channell 5 Ts say we are 0.72DegC lower than last year. (as of march 6)

  4. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

  5. Perry says:

    I posted at WUWT:

    Andrew Bolt this morning on the radio in Melbourne this morning:

    “We chat to Jill Duggan, from the directorate-general for climate action at the European Commission, who says the opposition here to a carbon dioxide tax is ”slightly bizarre” when Europe has no problem with its own price on carbon dioxide. Really, I ask, with European unemployment at 10 per cent and growth at just 1.6 per cent? So I ask this salesman of the EU emissions trading scheme the two basic questions everyone should ask of anyone selling anything: how much does it cost, and what will it do? How many billions will Europe spend on this scheme to cut its emissions by 20 per cent by 2020, and by how much will that cut the world’s temperatures by 2100? The interview suddenly goes very pear-shaped for one of us – and is a stunning indictment of the EU’s foolishness. The question about job losses caused by Europe’s green schemes goes no better. ”

    Please listen to this show. It will inform and greatly amuse. The link to the recording is under the picture of Jill Duggan. Make it viral.

    • Paul H says:

      I am afraid the EU commission do not live in the real world. They live in their ivory towers, get paid huge salaries with large perks and taxpayer subsidised inflation proof pensions.

      The CO2 scam is very much a political carve up in the EU. Countries such as Germany and Poland are actually allowed to effectively increase their emissions and are busy building more coal power stations. Meanwhile the UK has been daft enough to agree to the disproportionate savings along with countries like Spain.

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