“The sun and other oceanic oscillations affect climate change and global warming most significantly, not CO2,” says Len Maier, President of Friends of Science. “We urge the public to remain calm; there’s been no global warming in 16 years.”
Friends of Science point out that the 350 or 400 ppm marker of CO2 in the air is one that has been made up arbitrarily.
“The volume of CO2 in the air is miniscule – 4 molecules in 10,000,” says Ken Gregory, director of Friends of Science. “What is relevant is how water vapor and clouds respond to the small initial warming caused by increasing CO2. NOAA calls upper atmosphere water vapor, the ‘wild card’ in global warming.”
Gregory goes on to explain that declining upper atmosphere water vapor was never considered in the original anthropogenic global warming theory.
“Water vapor is by far the most important green house gas,” says Gregory, author of many topics on climate science. “Both radiosonde and satellite data shows declining upper atmosphere water vapor which more than compensates for increasing water vapor in the lower atmosphere.”
Gregory explains that climate models falsely assume water vapor and clouds amplify the CO2 effect three fold, but they actually counteract the CO2 effect.
“This is one reason why there has been no warming in 16 years,” says Gregory.
Friends of Science point to the solar cycles and associated oceanic oscillations as keys to understanding climate change.
“We have over three thousand years of evidence, tracking solar sunspot cycles that correlate well to cyclical climate patterns,” says Gregory. “Numerous studies show very high correlation between solar-magnetic activity and global temperature, yet these solar effects are not included in any climate model. All solar warming is misattributed to CO2 in the climate models.”
Friends of Science also note that ‘heat-trapping gas’ is an inaccurate description, popular in the media and frightening to the public.
“”Heat-trapping gas” is a bad description because the CO2 molecule does not trap heat,” says Gregory. “CO2 absorbs a photon of long-wave radiation, and immediately gives up the energy to surrounding air molecules, or emits a photon.”
Friends of Science point out that there is a huge public relations machine behind global warming alarmists. The charge is lead by high-profile personalities like Al Gore, James Hansen, Robert Redford and Darryl Hannah.
“Yet how many policy makers, members of the public or Scientific American for that matter, have ever read the works of scientists like Svensmark, Veizer, Shaviv, Casey, Ziegler or seen their video presentations?” asks Gregory. “These scientists take a much more evidence-based approach to assessing factors in climate change.”
“Bad science equals bad policy,” says Len Maier. “We see how extreme climate change policies have crippled Europe. There is now a powerful rejectionist movement across the EU to stop wind farms, cancel carbon trades and abandon climate change policies.”
Europe’s rush to renewables and green energy left Britain virtually powerless during an extreme cold snap this spring when their 4,500 wind turbines could only produce 0.3% of the nation’s power requirement one cold day. Recently a new climate skeptic, anti-wind farm party known as UKIP, swept local elections in the UK.
The United Kingdom is woefully unprepared for impending electricity shortages that could hit the country as ageing power stations are closed and alternatives are delayed.
A leading backup generator provider says that very few homes and businesses have any form of backup power, and have yet to take on board warnings that Britain is heading blindly towards serious problems in years to come.
Only a few days ago, Earth Day weekend 2013 took place. To celebrate this, EcoLife Innovations, based in Cape Coral, FL, is proud to introduce WOOBAMBOO!, the world’s coolest new eco-toothbrush.
Each WOOBAMBOO! toothbrush has a handle made of natural bamboo, a sustainable, antimicrobial, organic, biodegradable and BPA-free substance. The toothbrush combines super eco-friendliness and dentist-recommended quality, as the bristles are made from Dupont Tynex, one of the best-trusted, highest quality bristles on the planet.
Apps for smart phones help to make life easier and more fun – and if you are a wildlife lover there are plenty to choose from. Whether you are a casual observer, or a committed spotter there is an app for you.
WWF Wildlife Mobilehttp://www.wildlifemobile.co.uk/has teamed up with well-known conservationist and author of ‘Fighting for Birds’ Dr Mark Avery to bring you the top 10 wildlife apps for your smartphone…
On April 22, Earth Day 2013, 1% for the Planet, the world’s largest environmental network officially announced its new campaign, Love Blue, aiming to help individuals, businesses, and organizations recognize the ways they can best support this big Blue planet we call home. The campaign is new, but the direction comes from the ten years the environmental network has worked with nonprofit partners and business members around the world that make an inspiring commitment to the planet on an annual basis.
Calasi, a new startup company based in San Francisco, has set out to influence the airline industry with the launch of a software program that displays fuel economy ratings on travel websites like Expedia. Founded by former Google and Sun Microsystems employees respectively, Calasi hopes to make a bigger dent in climate change.
Otis College of Art and Design is launching the Otis Sustainability Alliance; a partnership of industry leaders from the fields of fashion, design, art, and higher education committed to advancing environmental, social, and economic sustainability through their work and collaboration.
From coast to coast — and an ocean away — some of the biggest trees in the nation have new bragging rights today, as American Forests unveiled the spring 2013 update to its “National Register of Big Trees.” More than 40 new trees were declared the biggest of their species today with the release of the National Register, which contains a total of almost 780 national champion and co-champion trees. Highlights include:
After a not so short hiatus, were back to bring some of the news, events and products that are happening around the eco community. We strive to bring you new articles everyday and we focus on items that are not main stream and provide a alternative look at the world around us.