Local scientist calls global warming theory ‘hooey’

“However, there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We’ve been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years. It’s been warming up for a long time,” Bryson said.

The Little Ice Age was driven by volcanic activity. That settled down so it is getting warmer, he said.

“There is a lot of money to be made in this,” he added. “If you want to be an eminent scientist you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can’t get grants unless you say, ‘Oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.'”

Speaking out against global warming is like being a heretic, Bryson noted.

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12 Responses to “Local scientist calls global warming theory ‘hooey’”

  1. patricksperry Says:

    Being associated with many scientists I simply have to agree with you. It is much more like religion than science. Complete with a request for tithes.

  2. kellyxiayujin Says:

    Scott Armstrong’s putting some money behind his view, with a $20,000 challenge to Al Gore that he can do a much better job at predicting temperature changes (that there will be no-change in the next 10 years): http://theclimatebet.com

  3. jfoc Says:

    It’s oversimplifying things to say global warming is due to volcanoes (or lack thereof). The main driving factor, particularly over the early 20th century, was the increase in solar activity which steadily rose from 1900 to 1950. Temperatures closely followed solar activity so that when solar levels steadied in the 50’s, so did global temperatures. While a lack of volcano activity may have played some part in early 20th century warming, it’s had little impact on warming since 1970.

    Similarly, the correlation between solar activity and temperature ends in the 70’s when a long term warming trend began for the next 30 years. Over this period, solar levels have remained steady. So the two driving causes of natural climate change over the past few millenia, solar and volcanic activity, have very little to do with the last 30 years of global warming.

  4. tommy49646 Says:

    Thank you for your comment to my BLOG.

    I believe that Bryson was saying that the earth has been warming up for thousands of years. Since the iceage that caused the massive covering of the planet and formed the great lakes(I live between three of them). Also he made note of the “mini iceage” of about 300 years ago which was caused in great part by volcanic activity.

    I was a weather man in the in the U.S. Air Force. To think mankind can cause such things is, in my opinion, just plane silly. Bryson says it is more of a religion to the proponents because they ask you to believe in it with faith without having any real scientific data to back it up. Also he made a good point that if you follow the money, you will find the real cause of the hysteria. Its called money. There is lots of money to be made with it.

    Tom (tommy49646)

  5. jfoc Says:

    Tom, thanks for the reply.

    It hasn’t been warming for thousands of years. 1000 years ago, we were going through a “Medieval Warm Period”. Then it gradually cooled with the coolest periods in the 1600’s and 1800’s (the Little Ice Age). The temperature trends were largely driven by solar variations – volcanic eruptions exacerbated the ice ages by adding extra cooling. But an eruption only cools the earth for several years – at best, multiple eruptions such as in the early 1800’s cause several decades of cooling. Volcanoes contribute to climate change but the sun is the major driver of long term change.

    Comments on religion and money have nothing to do with the scientific reality of global warming. You will always have opportunists ready to cash in on a situation. If you want to follow money, what about the hundreds of thousands of dollars Exxon Mobil spend on funding global warming skeptics. Or the millions that oil companies donate to skeptic senators like James Inhofe. The politics and hoohah are all a distraction – the question of what’s causing global warming is a purely scientific question and you need to look at the original peer reviewed studies to get a clear picture of what’s going on.

  6. Maurice Raes Says:

    My main concern is that the CO2 curve shown by Al Gore is, I assume, 2 curves. One is measured in ice up to +/- 100 years ago and the second one may be measured in the air? How can the 2 curves be represented on the same scale? In ice each measurement must be the average of many years. In air it is instantaneuos. There are also no simultaneous measurements in ice and air made 100 or 1000 years ago. Or are there?
    I don’t put much belief in science discussed by a lawyer.

  7. angellie Says:

    thank you,because my teacer is said my project was very goo thack you

  8. Unnamed Says:

    Hoy mga gago kau… at mga putang ina mga scientist mamatay na sana kau mga sira ulo kau ayusin nyo ung bansa nmin mga putang ina gago wala kaung silbe sana matuluyan na kau d kau tumagal sa mundo at kunin na agad kau ni Lord ahahah…. Mga tarantado……!

  9. Francisco Baltazar Says:

    Please… Give me the Scientist Local and the Scientist Foreigner, because thats my assignment… Give me immediately I need to finish this now… Help me please…

  10. patricksperry Says:

    Fransisco;

    There is a terrible language barrier. Please ask more simply. Or state your native language. Then re- post your questions.

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