Why Americans Remain in the Dark about CO2

..Why Americans Remain in the Dark about CO2

An International Conference on Climate Change was held in Washington DC on July 25. Over 300 people were in attendance, the vast majority of whom were scientists and engineers.

Did you read about the conference in your newspaper?

Speakers included Nir Shaviv Ph.D from Israel, Timothy Ball, Ph.D from Canada, and Benny Peiser, Ph.D from the UK.

In addition, Dominik Kolorz, Chairman of the Board of the Slasko-Dabroski Region of Solidarity, described how he had Climate Change Reconsidered II, Fossil Fuels, translated into Polish and distributed to thousands of people in Poland.

(If you recall, Solidarity was established by Lech Wałęsa, in Poland’s fight for freedom against the Soviet Union.)

Here are the lead-authors of Climate Change Reconsidered II, Fossil Fuels:

Roger Bezdek, Ph.D., Craig D. Idso, Ph.D., David Legates, Ph.D., S.Fred Singer, Ph.D., and chapter lead-authors:

John D. Dunn, M.D., J.D., Christopher Monckton, (UK), Patrick Moore, P.h.D., Charles N. Steele, P.h.D., A. Stover, and Richard, L. Stroup, P.h.D.

Many elements of climate change were discussed at ICCC 13. Two of the scientific issues that may be of greatest interest to Americans were:

1. Temperature Sensitivity to CO2

Temperature sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 levels were once again determined to be around 2 degrees F, compared with the IPCC’s (RPC 8.5) of 8.6 degrees F.

At ICCC 13, Monckton estimated temperature sensitivity to be 1.16 degrees C (2.1 F).

Slide from Lord Monckton’s presentation

Earlier estimates by other scientists have been similar.

Judith Curry, P.h.D., said temperature sensitivity would be at the lower end of the range provided by the IPCC.

The Apollo group, forty scientists who put the man on the moon, established a temperature sensitivity of 0.8 degree C. (1.4 F).

Sensitivity at such a low level means that CO2 is not an existential threat.

2. Benefits of Higher Levels of Atmospheric CO2

The greening of the Earth from increased atmospheric levels of CO2 was highlighted at ICCC 13.

Dr. Craig Idso’s talk described several benefits of increased CO2, and focused on three in particular:

  • Aerial fertilization
  • Increased transpiration reducing plants’ need for water 
  • Alleviation of stress

These three benefits result in increased crop yields while improving the possibility of being able to feed future generations.

Slide from Dr. Craig Idso’s presentation

In so far as could be determined, not a single mainstream paper or magazine covered ICCC 13. There was no reporting on the sensitivity of temperature to atmospheric levels of CO2, or to the benefits to agriculture of increased levels of C02, or of the many other topics covered at ICCC 13.

This lack of reporting included the Wall Street Journal. 

Instead, the WSJ chose to devote a quarter of a page to an article claiming that people should eat more vegetables and less meat so as to cut greenhouse gasses.

How will Americans learn about all aspects of CO2 if the media censors information?

It would appear as though the citizens of Poland will know more about CO2 than Americans.

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