If alive today, Albert Einstein would almost certainly have been labelled a global warming “denier”. His views and theories would be considered controversial –a word that shouldn’t exist in science– and I’m sure the horde of climate zealots would work tirelessly to destroy his career.
Back in 1919, Einstein showed that if a gas was in thermodynamic equilibrium the rate of adsorption by an infrared gas was equal to the emission.
Meaning, if you increase the amount of infrared active gases in the atmosphere you will increase the rate of absorption but, crucially, at the exact same time you will increase the rate of emission.
So, if the gas is in thermodynamic equilibrium you won’t get a greenhouse effect — it won’t store the energy. The air is in thermodynamic equilibrium.
Today’s climate models have decided to ignore Einstein.
In today’s world of settled science! and groupthink, Einstein, I’m sure, would have recalled the famous attack on himself: “A Hundred Scientists Against Einstein,” published in Germany in 1931. His pithy response then was, “If I were wrong, one would have been enough.”
His view of groupthink was summarized in another comment: “In order to be a member of a flock of sheep, one must, above all, be a sheep oneself!”
And to the oft baa’d the science is settled! claim — well, Einstein would surely have repeated his quote: “We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.”
The arrogance of climate alarmist is astonishing.
Nothing is ever settled.
“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right. A single experiment can prove me wrong.”
Chugging in the background, behind the alarmist arrogance, planet Earth is always running experiments on our behalf — and, unfortunately for the warm-mongers, the results routinely prove the CO2/global warming theory wrong.
Temperatures have risen at a much slower rate, two or three times slower, than models predicted. And on top of that, no one has the first clue how much of that relatively small warming is due to increased carbon dioxide.
After all, as professor Will Happer writes:
“Quite similar warming was observed more than a century ago when CO2 could not have played a role. The alarmist narrative has been proven wrong by experimental observation. With his reverence for observational fact, Einstein would have been repulsed by the Orwellian demonization of CO2 as ‘carbon pollution’.”
Levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have varied tremendously throughout the ages, from as high as 7,000 ppm to as low as 150 ppm–and not so widely-known is that it’s only at those lower levels where life struggles.
Data from ice cores and marine sediments clearly reveal that there is no correlation whatsoever between atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the temperature at the earth’s surface:
Satellites show that the modest increase of CO2 in the past few decades has produced a measurable greening of the Earth, especially in arid regions.
As Dr. Patrick Moore says:
“First of all, there is no hard evidence that CO2 has anything to do with the changing temperature of the Earth’s climate. Secondly, CO2 is the most important food for all life on earth.
“All the carbon in all carbon based life came from carbon dioxide, in the air and the water. Carbon dioxide has been declining steadily for the last 150 million years to its lowest level in the history of life on earth, at the height of the last glaciation — 180 ppm. The reason for this is that life itself has sucked the carbon out of the system and put it into the sediments as fossil fuels, but much more importantly as carbonaceous rocks, a fancy term for limestone. That’s where all the carbon went and we, thankfully, are putting some of the CO2 back into the air that was sucked out by life over the millennia and are restoring a balance to the global carbon cycle.
“At 150 ppm carbon dioxide in the atmosphere plants die. They don’t just need carbon dioxide to survive, they need a certain level of it, just like we need a certain level of oxygen, to survive.
“Virtually all commercial greenhouse growers enrich the atmosphere in their greenhouse with between two to three times the level [of CO2] in the global atmosphere today in order to get 20 to 60 percent increase in growth. And indeed, this is happening globally as we have increased CO2 from 280 ppm to 410 ppm — a greening of the earth is occurring, NASA has it on their website, the Australian scientists and the European scientist all confirm that there has been a massive greening of the earth.”
Prof. Happer appears to backup Moore’s statement, writing:
“Over most of geological history, concentrations of atmospheric CO2 have been much higher than those today. Both plant and animal life were more abundant when the atmosphere was enriched with three or four times more CO2 than today’s levels.
Climate alarmists are having a difficult time justifying their claims with science.
The Earth stubbornly refuses to warm as quickly as establishment models predict. Extreme weather is not becoming more frequent. Sea levels are rising at about the same rate as they did in the 1800s. But rather than address honest scientific concerns, alarmists attack skeptics as “deniers,” a word deliberately chosen to vilify the person, along with CO2.”
Einstein was subject to similar attacks, by envious, prejudiced contemporaries. His advice on how to deal with this was as follows:
“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”
Ignore the bogus, political agendas at play.
Forgive those poor souls swept up in it all.
A far more likely future for us all involves the return of natural, cyclical spell of global cooling. One arriving in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.
The Sun is at the heart of all Earthly catastrophes, not Man and his inconsequential activities. Man plays about as much part in the grand climate cycles as ants on mound of dirt — we can shift that dirt; ravage the local environment even; completely alter our surroundings, but we have no say in the multimillennial will of the cosmos.
Prepare for the COLD — learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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