COP26

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Instead of carbon dioxide warming the planet, with better land management, the planet could be cooled.

COP26

Who remembers the millennium bug, the Y2K bug that was going to compromise all computers, or what about Doomsday? 21 December 2012 when as the Mayans prophesised, the planets were going to align causing all manner of catastrophes? Both were fizzes!  Al Gore received a Nobel Prize for his movie Inconvenient Truth, which as it turned out, has been called by some experts, as being more like science fiction than actual fact. Perhaps old Alfred Nobel made provision for the prizes because he was embarrassed about inventing dynamite… it was called gelignite when I used it, but still, it had Alfred Nobel’s signature on the paper surrounding the go-juice. During inspections of the explosions, if I went too soon after it went off, the fumes gave me a headache and made my ticker race, and sure enough, Nitro-lingual is a treatment for angina, so there’s the balance, some good came from his invention after all. Pity though that he didn’t make an award category for geology, because geology is a fundamental component of the world’s climate, which is what COP26 is all about.

Recently, I saw video of Gore’s 2007 speech, where he said categorically that there would be no ice in the Arctic within seven years… that would make 2014, and right now, ice in the Arctic is just under the thirty year average. So it looks like he was talking science fiction. He didn’t give an exact timeline, just ‘in the near future’, but he asserted that sea level would rise by twenty feet and showed worrying graphics of land lost by sea inundation. Even climate scientists say that it would be extreme if sea levels rose by six feet! To illustrate Gore’s nonsense, we have an excellent example in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives. The Maldives is the lowest nation in the world, where some of its coral islands were submerged back in 1837. Over the years scientist and agencies have been warning about sea level rise affecting the group of islands, so in 1988 their government said without climate action and aid, the islands will be under water in 30 years (that’d be 2018) and out of drinking water by 1992! However, over the last 6 decades, satellite data shows the Maldives have grown by 8%! The Saudis are investing 10 billion dollars on high end tourism projects there, so they can’t be too worried about sea level rise. Yet the Maldivian government still wants climate change aid. Plainly, Gore was wrong again! But still he’s a Nobel Prize winner and he’s made a lot of money by lecturing.

The upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow, will be another talkfest among the climate alarmist brotherhood who have tunnel vision on carbon dioxide, with the assertion that it’s the greenhouse gas that’s causing global warming. If there were geologists at the talkfest, they could show that during the Pleistocene, when carbon dioxide levels reached 7000ppm and world temperatures were 15 degrees warmer than today, an abundance of life occurred, which turned into the dreaded oil, gas, coal reserves and limestone when various events caused them to become extinct. It would be good for the extinction rebels to understand that 90% of all life that has been on the planet is now extinct. In response to nuclear testing when we all thought they were effecting the weather, there was a World Climate Conference held in Geneva in 1979. There had been a decade or so of worldwide human endangering events from severe drought to severe cold. ‘The remarkable aspect of these climatic fluctuations is that they are not unusual. Similar events have occurred frequently in historical record.’ Their report says and added (alarmingly). ‘Climate change could cause a major redistribution of wealth.’ At least they recognised the historical climate fluctuations back then, which the numbnuts of today don’t take into account. But they haven’t abandoned the idea of redistributing wealth, which may be why they want to create alarm.

Experience seems to be lacking these days, people are inside too much. On hot days, we used to put a wet sack over a crate of beer to cool it down, which is the same process as when you’re outside in the sun (and your pores aren’t clogged with sunblock), the natural process is to sweat, the evaporation process cooling the body by a few degrees. Your everyday forest also transpires moisture, roots seek ground water, pumps it up to the leaves and out of similar pores called stomata, moisture enters the atmosphere to form clouds. This is why there’s cooler air around forests. Scrubland and grassy areas on the other hand, still transpire, but with shallower root systems, they aren’t as effective at cooling. Bare areas, deserts, are the hottest areas on the planet, bare soil, asphalt, city buildings and house roofs all reflect extra heat into the atmosphere. And oh, there’s a new category, solar panel fields will also reflect heat into the atmosphere – nobody says that out loud! So rather than carbon dioxide being the cause of warming, it’s likely that land management has a key role in cooling the planet. Aside from that, the latest data I have seen is that if world emissions are reduced by 50%, the resultant cooling would be 0.0077?C. (Prof. Palmer)

There’s likely to be nobody at the COP26 meeting who would be prepared to ask the difficult questions, but here’s something to consider: Heatwaves and droughts are one of their markers for climate change. It doesn’t matter that historically, I can point to many serious drought events well before carbon dioxide ever came into question. Is there a scientist out there who can categorically tell us if it is increased carbon dioxide that causes warming or is the cause less vegetation, more exposed soil and much more asphalt/city reflected heat?

Radiation has signatures, which could prove or disprove that carbon dioxide is responsible for heatwaves. It would be so if increased downward infrared greenhouse radiation is measured. If their theory is correct, there should also be no significant effect of solar radiation. That could also be measured. On the other hand, if land management is the factor for increasing heat, there would be reduced downward greenhouse infrared radiation because of less atmospheric water vapour and to prove the theory doubly correct, there should be increased solar radiation due to fewer clouds. These are measurable too. The Dust Bowl in the central US is a good example of the latter. The Dust Bowl occurred in the ’30’s when carbon dioxide wasn’t a factor. Farmers removed the natural vegetation cover by deep ploughing, exposed the soil and the rest is history.

We can only speculate why the climate boffins haven’t pointed this out, but anyone who has worked on the land understands that droughts and heatwaves are very often caused by poor land management and fiddling with water resources. Cooling the atmosphere through better land and water management practices, would avoid the need for the massive changes that the climate alarmists are trying to implement, or at least we could comfortably  slow them down.


Submitted: October 23, 2021

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