[LINK] Global Warming Yes or no.
Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Wed Nov 10 12:53:07 AEDT 2010
Tom Koltai wrote:
>1990-2003 is also the period when the western nations noticing the
pollution, executed four important initiatives:
1. Catalytic fuel converters mandatory on all vehicles.
2. Phasing out of lead based petroleum products
3. (In the USA) No two stroke lawn mowers and catalytic fuel
converters on all 4 stroke lawn mowers.
4. stopped building massive new coal fired power plants because of
the atmospheric particle count and the obvious effects of coal fired
power plants on pollution.
>As coal based Power generation generates almost 38% of our atmospheric
pollution in Australia, the disbelievers were correct.
Yes, dimming is a significant effect, and, guess what, it is included in atmospheric models. Dimming is thought - by actual climate scientists - to have masked global warming earlier on, but CO2 has overtaken it. It's an ongoing active area of research. It wasn't discovered by a TV program or a bunch of anti-GW zealots.
But no, that's not it. The period in question has more to do with the El Niño cycle effect. It was a simple case of cherry picking data points.
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