|The following article is being used by defenders of man-made global warming to challenge the argument in the British documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle, that CO2 is the effect, not the cause of global warming. |
I'd say it's a pretty weak rebuttal. What's significant is that the fact that global warming initially causes an increase in CO2 (rather than the reverse) is never mentioned by defenders of GW orthodoxy, but remains buried in the climatology literature. Nor do the defenders of man-made GW deny that human beings contribute only a small amount of the total CO2, yet they continue to stress that the human contribution somehow significantly affects GW. Their main objection to the point made in the British documentary is that although it is the warming that initially causes the increase in CO2 (rather than the reverse, as we’ve all been led to believe), the CO2 then acts to increase the warming by trapping the heat that was initially generated from other sources like solar activity. What becomes obvious from all of this is that, at the very least, man-made global warming is far from a settled issue, but that’s scarcely the impression one gets from environmental populists like algore and his media lackeys.
If you have yet to view the movie itself — which is 1 hour and 15 minutes -- here is an updated link. It’s well worth watching, if you can find the time.
If this doesn’t work, you can always google “The Great Global Warming Swindle” and you should be able to find a link that does. Of course, as I indicated above, the movie is already being attacked by the defenders of orthodoxy, but that shouldn’t discourage you from seeing it.