‘Climate Consensus’ Data Need a More Careful Look

Letters to the Editor
The Wall Street Journal

In his Aug. 6 op-ed, “A New Climate-Change Consensus,” Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp speaks of “the trend—a decades-long march toward hotter and wilder weather.” We have seen quite a few such claims this summer season, and Mr. Krupp insists that we accept them as “true.” Only with Lewis Carroll’s famous definition of truth, “What I tell you three times is true,” is this the case.

But repetition of a fib does not make it true. As one of many pieces of evidence that our climate is doing what it always does, consider the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s year-by-year data for wet and dry years in the continental U.S…

…Humanity has always dealt with changing climate. In addition to the years of drought and excessive moisture described above, the geological record makes it clear that there have been longer-term periods of drought, lasting for many years as during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s to many decades or centuries. None of these past climate changes, which had a profound effect on humanity, had anything to do with CO2, and there are good reasons for skepticism that doubling CO2 will make much difference compared to natural climate changes.

It is increasingly clear that doubling CO2 is unlikely to increase global temperature more than about one degree Celsius, not the much larger values touted by the global warming establishment. In fact, CO2 levels are below the optimum levels for most plants, and there are persuasive arguments that the mild warming and increased agricultural yields from doubling CO2 will be an overall benefit for humanity. Let us debate and deal with serious, real problems facing our society, not elaborately orchestrated, phony ones, like the trumped-up need to drastically curtail CO2 emissions.

Roger W. Cohen
Fellow, American Physical Society
La Jolla, Calif.

William Happer
Princeton University
Princeton, N.J.

Richard S. Lindzen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Mass.

Read the entire letter at The Wall Street Journal.

H/T Climate Depot

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Read it!  She is so proud of frightening her children. Wonder how she feels about evangelical parents frightening their kids with religion? Yep…



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