Re: Global warming myths (was: Kyoto, Driving our car)

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 06:46:08 -0500

Hal Finney wrote:
> writes:
> > Ah, found it; shows a graph
> > from the fifties to nineties; assuming it's accurate, the temperature
> > measured by balloons has dropped nearly 1C in that time. Of course if
> > you cut off the ends the temperature rises rather than falls, but this
> > is what's so dubious about greenhouse science; you can prove anything
> > by choosing the right dates.
> The purpose of the paper was to look at climate models and see if any
> of them predicted the same distribution of temperatures. It appears
> that models which include carbon dioxide along with sulfate aerosols do
> reproduce the data relatively well. Adding an ozone contribution makes
> the fit even better. CO2 cools the upper atmosphere and warms the lower,
> while the sulfate aerosols are concentrated in the northern hemisphere
> near industrial sources, and provide cooling.

SO essentially, then, we can blame automobile emissions controls laws
for the reduction in cooling in the Northern Hemisphere???? If we had
more sulfate pollution there wouldn't be any warming trend???

			Michael Lorrey
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