The Prosecution: Talking Points to Win the Case
Prosecution Talking Points:
- Evidence of Global Warming is not evidence man or CO2 is causing the warming.
- Climate change is the norm. No one doubts that the climate is changing or that temperatures have increased since the end of the last ice age.
- CO2 has been as high as 7,000 ppm and never caused catastrophic warming.
- Always tie the observation back the CO2’s mechanism to affect climate change. CO2’s only mechanism is through absorbing long wave IR (LWIR) between 13 and 18 microns. Yes, the oceans are warming BUT how does CO2 cause it? LWIR between 13 and 18 microns won’t warm water.
- The Climate Alarmist will almost certainly point to disappearing ARCTIC Ice, which has been declining, but global sea ice has not. How can CO2 cause more ice in the South and less ice in the North? Artic ice floats on water and is influenced by the ocean temperatures. Ocean temperatures aren’t impacted by CO2.
- Ice ages begin when CO2 is peaking, and end when CO2 is hitting a minimum. There is no mechanism by which CO2 could either end or start an ice age. Clearly, other major forces control the climate.
- CO2 and temperatures simply aren’t highly correlated, and what correlation does exist shows CO2 lagging temperature.
- There is nothing abnormal about the temperature variation over the past 50 and 150 years when compared to the entire Holocene.
- The Minoan, Roman and Medieval warming periods all had temperature peaks above today’s level and lower CO2.
- The Mt Kilimanjaro Glacier is not melting, it is at 19,340 ft and temperatures never get above freezing. Ask the Climate Alarmist how a glacier “melts” is sub-zero temperatures.
- No IPCC climate model accurately models global temperatures, and all overestimated the current temperature change. Climate “Scientists” have a “consensus” on a theory that their models disprove.
- Meteorologists can’t predict the weather 5 days out, Wall Street Investment houses can’t predict the S&P 500 5 days out, Climate “Scientists” can’t predict the infinitely more complex global climate 100 years out.
- The costs of fighting the war on climate change far outweigh the benefits. The fortunes being spent would be far better spent on solving real problems.
- The same people that told you we had a coming ice age, a 10 year supply of oil, that you can keep your doctor, that Obamacare would lower health care costs, that raising the minimum wage will create jobs, that a baby is a choice not a life, that ISIS/ISIL was the JR team, that giving Iran nuclear material will make us safer, that competition is bad for the public schools, that tough gun control laws lowers crimes, that “safe spaces” are appropriate for our Universities, painting cops as pigs is “art,” and that Trump had no chance of getting elected are the same people telling your that
the coming ice age, global warming,climate change has a “consensus” and is “settled” science.
- Record high daytime temperatures are evidence of global warming, BUT NOT AGW, they are evidence that more incoming energy is reaching the earth. The GHG effect only traps OUTGOING LWIR, and has little or nothing to do with daytime temperatures.
- There are no trends of worsening droughts, tornados, hurricanes, floods, extreme weather, accelerating temperatures or accelerating sea level increases. None.
- Global warming is more religion and superstition than science.
- Coral reefs and sea life developed during periods of much higher CO2 levels. Coral is made out of calcium carbonate, and like plants needs CO2 to survive.
- When the answer to “are we warming” is best answered with “it depends on what data set or time period is chosen,” you know there are real problems.
- The temperature reconstructions like the “Hockey-Stick” are not independently reproducible. No independent unbiased researchers would accept statistical methods like “Mike’s Nature Trick…to Hide the Decline,” or start with an objective of “getting rid of the Medieval Warming Period.“