Call me a liar
Posted by David Keelan on Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I said I wouldn’t write about “Climate Change” anymore. Well something happened to change that.
Lately I have been able to bring myself to begin listening to talk radio. So I tuned in Ron Smith at WBAL and his guest was Steven J. Milloy, the founder and publisher of JunkScience.com and CSRwatch.com. (BTW: David Wissing also has an interesting post on the “climate change” issue and is encouraging everyone to quit walking and drive a car)
So, I called in and asked these question.
Steve, I have been trying to learn what I can about this debate and I think I have more questions than answers.
1. If 3% of greenhouse gases are made up of carbon dioxide and man contributes only to a percentage of that how can carbon dioxide have such a disproportionate effect on global temperatures and lead to such hysteria.
2. Please explain the Michael Mann “hockey stick”
I wanted to ask him about the “consensus” theory, but I did get to ask about the $29 billion US Global Warming Research Industry employing hundreds (if not thousands) of climate change experts. What a gravy train. Ron Smith’s retort “And Al Gore complains about the $10 million being spent to debunk climate change theory?”
Ron and Steve had a lot to say about both my questions. They blasted Mann and wondered why he wasn’t drummed out of the business. The consensus is that Mann threw out the “little ice age” in his model and if it had been included then the 20th century would look pretty normal.
Anyway, Steve has put out a $100,000 challenge.
$100,000 will be awarded to the first person to prove, in a scientific manner, that humans are causing harmful global warming. The winning entry will specifically reject both of the following two hypotheses:
UGWC Hypothesis 1
Manmade emissions of greenhouse gases do not discernibly, significantly and predictably cause increases in global surface and tropospheric temperatures along with associated stratospheric cooling.
UGWC Hypothesis 2
The benefits equal or exceed the costs of any increases in global temperature caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions between the present time and the year 2100, when all global social, economic and environmental effects are considered.
Complete rules and an entry form can be found here