Is There Man-Made Global Warming?

Contrary to what many global warming alarmists would have you believe, there are many respected scientists who are very skeptical about the claims of impending doom. I am absolutely in favor of lowering consumption of fossil fuels and adopting a simple lifestyle in general. But these things should be done for their own sake, and not because alarmists tell us that, unless we do, the world as we know it will come to an end.

First, a few links:

The Great Global Warming Swindle
by Martin Durkin; originally aired on British TV station “Channel 4” in March, 2007

Global Warming - Doomsday Called Off (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.)
Featuring Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon (astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and others

John Coleman Slams Global Warming
John Coleman (meteorologist; founder of The Weather Channel)

Michael Crichton on Global Warming
Michael Crichton, M.D. (rhymes with lighten); wrote Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, State of Fear; creator of "ER" ....

Global Warming Petition Project (signed by over 30,000 American scientists)
“There is no convincing evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate...."

Polls show fewer Americans believe in catastrophic man-made global warming: 1) Pew Poll, 2) Gallup Poll

Unfortunately, this issue has become like religion in the sense that most people "believe what they believe" and, despite any amount of information, cling to their beliefs. Those who are on the side of the alarmists will view this list of experts with their own biased skepticism, and come up with ad hominem (personal) attacks on as many of them as they can. Still, I offer the following approach to forming an opinion on the subject:

• First I ask myself, Do I feel I know enough about the question to make a judgment about it? Despite knowing more than the average person, the answer is still no. From my cursory study, the issue is just too complex for the average person to have a well informed view of.

• Since I'm not expert enough in the issues, the obvious thing is to listen to what experts say, then combine what they say with what I already know and make a decision. I've provided links to videos of some experts, below. I think it's helpful to watch them and decide for yourself if you think they are being coerced into speaking out against the alarmists, or are just doing it to be nasty or have some other ulterior motive. I think you'll agree with me that they seem to be speaking out (at great risk of personal attack from the opposing side), because their conscience tells them to.

The crux of the global warming alarmists' argument is that, increased CO2 in the atmosphere will drive up global temperatures. Yet according to the following experts, this is greatly exaggerated.

 

The seven experts below appeared in The Great Global Warming Swindle.
I recommend you watch the entire documentary.

The four experts below appeared in Global Warming - Doomsday Called Off.

 
Professor Ian Clark, Ph.D.
Paleoclimatologist
Dept. of Earth Sciences
University of Ottawa

Dr. Ian Clark says that, temperature does not go up when CO2 goes up, but in fact the ice core records show exactly the opposite happens: CO2 goes up *as a result of* temperature increase.

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Professor Nir Shaviv, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
University of Jerusalem

Dr. Nir Shaviv says in the past CO2 was many times what it is today but didn't cause the high temperatures that alarmists say it should.

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Professor Timothy Ball, Ph.D.
Dept. of Geography
University of Winnipeg

Dr. Timothy Ball says the fundamental assumption on which the AGW alarmists stand is wrong.

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Piers Corbyn, Ph.D.
Astrophysicist, Meteorologist
Weather Action

Dr. Piers Corbyn says CO2 is irrelevant in climate change.

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(The next few say there are other fundamental errors in the man-made global warming scenario. )

Professor John Christy, Ph.D.
Atmospheric Scientist
University of Alabama
Lead Author, IPCC

Dr. John Christy says actual temperature changes in the atmosphere don't match what the AGW alarmists say it should be.

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Professor Frederick Singer, Ph.D.
Atmospheric Physicist
University of Virginia
Former Director, US National Weather Satellite Service

Dr. Fred Singer says the theory of global warming is falsified by the evidence.

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Professor Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Ph.D.
Geophysicist
University of Alaska
Director, International Arctic Research Center

Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu says there is no "greenhouse disaster," despite the press constantly asking for evidence of such.

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Sallie Baliunas, Ph.D.
Astrophysicist
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Dr. Sallie Baliunas says the UN Climate Panel's earth temperature estimates are wrong and their flawed models should not be used to justify extremely expensive policies.

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Jørgen Steffensen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Curator
Center for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen

Dr. Jørgen Steffensen says the current temperatures are not particulary high from a historical perspective.

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David Legates
Delaware State Climatologist
Associate Professor of Geography, Ocean Science, Engineering
University of Delaware

Dr. David Legates says he must speak out on the incorrect science circulated by the UN Climate Panel.

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Nils-Axel Mörner
Former head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics
Stockholm University

Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner says that contrary to alarmists' predictions, sea level in the Maldives has gone down, not up.

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