Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sun, Not Man, Main Cause of Climate Change, New Study Says

From Cybercast News Service:
(CNSNews.com) - According to a new study on global warming, climate scientists at the University of Rochester, the University of Alabama, and the University of Virginia found that the climate change models based on human influence do not match observed warming.

The report was written by David Douglass at the University of Rochester, John Christy at the University of Alabama, and Benjamin Pearson and S. Fred Singer at the University of Virginia.

"Our findings basically are that fingerprints - that is to say the pattern of warming - that's predicted by greenhouse models does not match the fingerprints of observations, so there is a disconnect between greenhouse models and the actual reality of observations," Singer told Cybercast News Service.

"This means that the greenhouse effect - while real - is not very important in producing climate change," he said. "It's a lot smaller than what the models calculate."

Singer said the reason why the models "overestimate the effectiveness of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is that the models ignore what are called negative feedbacks which occur in the atmosphere, such as clouds, which reduce the effect of the greenhouse gases."

"Their models just don't consider them properly," he said.

My Comments:
I hope these guys already have tenure. Otherwise, they'll wind up working outside of academia for running afoul of global alarming orthodoxy.

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At 12/11/2007 2:16 PM, Blogger Dad29 said...

"Yeah, buddy, I'm an astrophysicist.

"Now would you like fries with that?"


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