Global warming? Stop and think! (letter)by Bob BrooksNews Weekly
, February 2, 2008
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change deserves another accolade beside the Nobel Peace Prize.
The panel has produced the most widely publicised science-fiction the world has ever seen.
The inconvenient scientific truths are becoming increasingly well known, including the 1930s being the warmest decade in the last 100 years.
Mars is having similar global-warming problems to Earth's (ref. NASA). CO2, a lagging indicator of global warming, is an effect, not the cause. Water vapour is a much more important greenhouse gas than CO2.
These are facts, not theories or incomplete models.
The Vostok and other ice-core analyses spell out the cyclical nature of global warming, but not the causes which may include sun-spot activity, other cosmic radiation or Earth tilt.
Yes, we have global warming, but let us not waste scarce resources chasing shadows. Stop and think!
I live in a solar-passive house and drive a very fuel-efficient car, but do not recommend shutting down all the coal-fired power-stations on Mars or in Australia or anywhere else on Earth.Bob Brooks ASTC, FAus IMM, MIEAust.,