From James Taylor of Forbes:
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models…
Which is, of course, entirely unsurprising. But we should also keep one thing in mind – this past ten years has been the first time we’ve ever gathered in a systemic manner data on the global climate. In other words, only just now are we developing sufficient information to test climate theories. For all we know, maybe the world really is warming up – but it could also be relatively stable, or even cooling. Until we have sufficient data, we simply will not know.
But that didn’t stop con artists like Al Gore and the rest of the global warming alarmists. There was money to be made and power to be seized and, so, with their “settled science” they set about scaring the world and raking in the bucks. We really should see if there is any way we can criminally prosecute Gore and the rest over this – or at least work up a class action civil suit to get back from them all the money they’ve made off this scam.
This has been one of the most shameful things ever done – a gigantic mis-allocation of resources which could have been used to genuinely improve the environment. Think of all the species protection, reforestation, clean up and other environmental actions which could have been done with the money thrown down the global warming rat hole. Learn the lesson of this – never trust anyone who comes to you with an end of the world theory…anyone who says we’ve got “X” number of years to fix things in the environment or we’ll all die is a con artist, plain and simple.