CO2 – The Red Herring

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Climate change (Photo credit: jeancliclac)

Although ‘Climate Realists’ is a post included in my ‘Climate Change’ links list, it rarely gets a mention. This is unfortunate as it is a sound site challenging the AGW warmist theories. It seems appropriate to make amends by publishing their post:

Klaus L.E. Kaiser: The Red Herring CO2

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 3:59 PM EST
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
Agenda 21: UN driven goal of worldwide control and governance.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is claimed to be THE greenhouse gas villain. Al Gore, and many others, including the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), governments, industrial leaders and, of course, countless “NGOs” (Non Government Organizations) have proclaimed it for years.
Well, that proposition is becoming eroded even faster than your savings.
Ever since the 1980s or so, mainly under the auspices and guidance of the United Nations’ Program on Climate Change, the news about “Global Warming” (later on re-termed to “Climate Change”) became more dire each year. Finally, in 2007, the main perpetrators of the claim, Al Gore (former Vice President of the USA), and the IPCC were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their important work in disseminating and publicizing this earth-shattering news. 

And the news was anything but good—in fact, it was outright disastrous. Whole cities were going to be inundated by rising sea levels in a few years, entire island nations were going to be wiped off the earth, the Arctic and Antarctic ice masses were going to melt faster than the hot buns leaving a baker’s shelf, the polar bears were all going to drown in short order, and so forth.  The proclaimed global warming menace, supposedly caused by CO2, was going to kill untold millions of people, as portrayed—almost overnight (or, at least by 2012).
Year 2012
A couple of months ago, we celebrated the beginning of year 2012 in the Gregorian calendar, also known as one of the Years of the Water Dragon, which recur every 60 years according to Chinese mythology.
Despite the numerous claims by Gore and followers, the World is still intact. The atolls in the Pacific are still atolls (with some actually experiencing rising land or, relatively speaking, lower water levels), the polar bear population is about double or triple of what it was in the 1970s, the Antarctic’s ice cover appears to be growing (rather than shrinking) and the king penguins—supposedly on the brink of extinction (present population approximately two million) are increasing in numbers, New York City has not yet disappeared in the Atlantic’s water (as far as I can tell), and Al Gore and the NGOs are wondering when their doomsday reports will come true— if ever.
Even the IPCC has started to have doubts about their own prognostications from just a few years ago. The latest revelations are that Projected changes in climate extremes under different emissions scenarios generally do not strongly diverge in the coming two to three decades…  In other words, the expected increase in atmospheric CO2 may not have any effect at all on the climate.

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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1 Response to CO2 – The Red Herring

  1. G’Day! Ken,
    I take your point, Can somebody demonstrate to me the big difference involving a Red Herring Fallacy and a Bogus Analogy Fallacy?
    Great Job!

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