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The CO2 battle

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

A debate is going on internationally, some say is raging, about what figures we can trust in the global warming debate.

Some serious people disagree violently with the IPCC about the scientific foundations, and the IPCC has made serious blunders with their figures that they have had to correct.

The global warming has not started yet, it can not be measured yet, although there is a figure of 0.4 degree Celsius temperature increase in the last 100 years being bandied about. Also the weather we are seeing can’t possibly have anything to do with global warming.

The IPCC is not using measured figures. They have constructed a set of possible figures based on observations of conditions in earlier times, they are using data claimed to be representative of conditions thousands of years ago. From this they calculate and deduce a prognosis of probable or possible developments the next 100 years.

It has become apparent that many scientists have economic interests in a global warming scenario, and there is basic disagreement about the science that will not go away.

So what do we do until things get cleared up? It must be possible to establish what is right science and it must be possible to start measuring the temperature increases soon. Let the scientists battle. In the meantime peak oil is coming nearer, although coal is still abundant.

So the following advice can be given: Be cool, lead a good life, participate in old-fashioned improvements like waste reduction, clean air and water etc. Let the sleeping dogs (the climate) lie! Nobody is doing much anyway.

But the transition into renewables must continue: Carbonbased fuels should be phased out, renewables phased in. And we have plenty of renewables – better energy is coming our way.