Five Carbon Dioxide & Global Warming Questions

Do you believe that human-produced carbon dioxide is the major cause of global warming that is purportedly threatening the entire planet?

If so, why?

Try and answer these five questions regarding manmade carbon emissions and climate change:

1) Carbon dioxide accounts for only 0.0383% of the entire atmosphere, and the top-20 carbon emitting nations add only 0.00034147% more in one year. How does that miniscule amount of additional carbon dioxide affect the entire global temperature?

2) It is postulated that carbon dioxide contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing a certain, narrow wavelength of radiation that is emanating from the Earth into space. The band is so narrow, that it is already mostly covered by other gases – such as water vapour (i.e. clouds). (See page 13 of this PDF or the first graph at here.) So once this tiny band is fully accounted for by carbon dioxide that is already present, how does adding more carbon dioxide affect anything when there is no more radiation of that wavelength to absorb?

3) If carbon dioxide causes temperatures to rise, then why is that in thousands of years worth of data on temperature and carbon dioxide levels, temperature rises first and carbon dioxide levels follow 800 years LATER?

4) If carbon dioxide causes temperatures to rise, then why did we see cooling during the post World War II industrial boom when carbon emissions rose sharply, and also in these past 10 years when carbon emissions have been increasing?

America cooling 2 years

Above from Gateway Pundit: As Planet Cools– Obama Warms to Hiring Goracle As Climate Czar

5) If human-released carbon dioxide is the main cause of global warming and climate change, then what caused the temperature fluctuations for the thousands and millions of years before humans came into existence? (Let alone the mere few decades of the industrial era.)


6) In your opinion, do temperature-measuring instruments such as below report accurate results when they show massive temperature rise that leads to the conclusion that ‘global warming is happening’?


7) If energy use creates carbon dioxide emissions, which really cause so much global warming, and it is such a great threat to the survival of humanity… Then do you agree that Al Gore should be the first to stop using 20 times the energy as… I’m sorry, 22 times the energy as everyone else?

Go ahead and ask your global warming believing friends too. See if they can justify their belief that global warming is really caused primarily by manmade carbon dioxide emissions, or are just parroting what they see on TV or blogs without any attempt to double-check the information.

Or if they can’t, then ask them what evidence there is that global warming doomsday predictions are NOT just yet another large-scale environmental fad/scam/hoax/hysteria.

It’s amazing how little of the actual numbers, facts and science behind the global warming panic people really know.

Read also this piece by a liberal writer who agrees on many of the same points I’ve raised.

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12 Responses to “Five Carbon Dioxide & Global Warming Questions”

  1. John A. Jauregui Says:

    This election saw most Global Warming initiatives fail, for good reason. The principle reason is that most consumers, farmers, ranchers and foresters understand two things. First, global warming is good, not bad. Second, carbon in general and carbon dioxide in particular is good, not bad. Higher average temperatures together with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reduce crop failures and improve crop, grazing and forest production. Those two factors are the principal forces greening the planet and feeding all of us today. Liberal and eco-cults want to torpedo that winning combination. Why? Perhaps readers have some ideas here.

  2. jezb1 Says:

    “This election saw most Global Warming initiatives fail”

    Upon what are you basing this statement?

  3. Theyarehere Says:

    Very nice to see someone who also isn’t suibservient to the brainwashing wrt this topic. See for another look at this, and some news about positive evidence-retraction about the whole “CO2 is satanic” issue

  4. konji Says:

    Crichton was sometimes accused of being a Luddite. In fact, he was a champion of good science, and never more so than in a 2003 lecture at Caltech, hilariously titled “Aliens Cause Global Warming.”

    “As the 20th century drew to a close,” he warned, “the connection between hard scientific fact and public policy became increasingly elastic. In part this was possible because of the complacency of the scientific profession; in part because of the lack of good science education among the public; in part because of the rise of specialized advocacy groups which have been enormously effective in getting publicity and shaping policy; and in great part because of the decline of the media as an independent assessor of fact.”

    The speech drew considerable criticism, as did “State of Fear,” the 2004 novel that drew on the same themes. Al Gore, among others, was dismissive.
    Then again, Crichton had serious scientific credentials.

  5. konji Says:

    My topic today sounds humorous but unfortunately I am serious. I am going to argue that extraterrestrials lie behind global warming. Or to speak more precisely, I will argue that a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming. Charting this progression of belief will be my task today.

  6. Zack R Says:

    A friend on the Left and I were recently talking about this subject. When I said that lots of scientists are skeptical or outright disbelieving in Global Warming she countered with “No, it’s only a handful.” Later I tracked down the well-circulated article citing 31,000 as the approximate number of such scientists to have signed a petition rejecting Global Warming. After emailing it to her I got no response. How annoying facts can be!

  7. simon thong Says:

    Zack R, that friend of yours could not accept an Inconvenient Truth, haha. When I was in high school, I found teachers of science (self-proclaimed scientists) to be dogmatic, close-minded and oppressive. I could not question anything. They knew the facts and we were to worship at their altar to the gods of science. At university, those in their final year of studies in science made the same claim. Their lecturers were exactly were their models: dogmatic (stubborn!), close-minded and oppressive. Today, many scientists are UNLIKE these self-proclaimed experts on global warming. The 31,000 are evidence of that. That’s encouraging, to say the least.

  8. sunspot Says:

    Liars–Al Gore, the United Nations, the New York Times. The global warming lobby, relentless in its push for bigger government, more spending, and more regulation, will use any means necessary to scare you out of your wits–as well as your tax dollars and your liberties–with threats of rising oceans, deadly droughts, and unspeakable future consequences of “climate change.” In pursuing their anti-energy, anti-capitalist, and pro-government agenda, the global warming alarmists–and unscrupulous scientists who see this scare as their gravy train to federal grants and foundation money–resort to dirty tricks, smear campaigns, and outright lies, abandoning scientific standards, journalistic integrity, and the old-fashioned notions of free speech and open debate. In Red Hot Lies, bestselling author Christopher Horner–himself the target of Greenpeace dirty tricks and alarmist smears–exposes the dark underbelly of the environmental movement. Power-hungry politicians blacklist scientists who reject global warming alarmism. U.S. senators threaten companies that fund climate change dissenters. Mainstream media outlets openly reject the notion of “balance.” The occasional unguarded scientist candidly admits the need to twist the facts to paint an uglier picture in order to keep the faucet of government money flowing. In the name of “saving the planet,” anything goes. But why the nasty tactics? Why the cover ups, lies, and intimidation? Because Al Gore and his ilk want to use big government at the local, state, federal, and global level to run your life, and they can brook no opposition. But the actual facts, as Red Hot Lies makes clear, aren’t nearly as scary as their fiction.

  9. golfer Says:

    Very simple solution…….. Pass a constitutional amendment making it illegal for the government to enact any type carbon use tax and the whole global warming cause dies.
    All this bullshit is about MONEY, take away the money, and presto all interest is lost, the crusade dies.
    If the donkey can’t get more tax money out of it, the donkey will look somewhere else.

  10. John M. Quinn Says:

    I believe that you are correct in your view that carbon dioxide is NOT the cause of Global Warming. I have actually been researching this subject for the past 7 years. My conclusion is that carbon dioxide, either of natural or of anthropogenic orign, is NOT the cause of Global WWarming. If not, what is? Global warming is the result of a complex set of non-linear, interacting solar-terrestrial and cosmic processes, involving everything from core-dynamo motions to solar storms. My book, titled:

    GLOBAL WARMING: Geophysical Counterpoints to the Enhanced
    Greenhouse Theory

    explains the details. It will be in the bookstores in late 2009 or early 2010

    John M. Quinn

    Solar-Terrestrial Environmental Research Institute
    Lakewood, CO 80228

  11. Leather Pants Says:

    John, everywhere I go, you seem to be promoting your book.

  12. Sally Bernstein Says:

    What? You’re director of a one-person institute?

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