Have a look at climate proof
A FEW questionable "facts" were asserted in response to my letter of August 15.
May I respond? I find Mr Collins' assertions that we are heading for global cooling an interesting one. I wonder where the worldwide melting glaciers and ice caps fits into that scenario?
Unfortunately his hope that climate change is being driven by sun spots, etc, is not supported by those at the forefront for that science. An example of that view would have been heard by listeners to Radio 4's The Life Scientific episode with Joanna Haigh, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College, London, will be aware. Her research leaves her very concerned about man-made climate change. To illustrate the link between atmospheric carbon levels and climate temperatures, readers may be interested in graph pictured. It shows atmospheric carbon levels and ice age cycles over the last 400,000 years from data in the USA's National Climatic Data Center. It shows that the lower the atmospheric carbon levels, the colder the climate and the greater the glaciation (for those interested, below 240 parts per million of atmospheric carbon, ppmv, glaciers thicken).
There is a clear relationship between atmospheric carbon levels and the temperature of the climate. In the past this has been influenced by the changing axis of the earth as Mr Collins points out. It also shows that the current levels are unprecedentedly high. An inset graph showing the atmospheric carbon levels over the last 1,000 years shows that this level beyond the natural peak for atmospheric carbon over the last 400,000 years occurs during the period of the industrial revolution when people have been rapidly increasing carbon emissions.
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Mankind has now disconnected atmospheric carbon levels from natural cycles. Without human carbon emissions it seems reasonable to expect that the natural cycle would see atmospheric carbon levels dropping and climate cooling. Because of human activity atmospheric carbon rocketed so we are heading the other way into climate warming.
A comment that carbon dioxide is harmless is true, like so many other things, so long as not taken to excess. Even the last President Bush recognised that we are overdosing on carbon-based energy with inevitable damage unless we wean ourselves off it. It is a shame that he considers that the view of 97 per cent of peer reviewed scientists in this field as being "wilfully misguided". I wonder how they would view his position in the face of their evidence?
Mr Brown's suggestion that I consider Mendip councillors unsophisticated is not true. I have never met a person who is not complex and has their own unique sophistication. To get into the role councillors must have a lot about them. They are in a challenging situation in that their role is different to that of their predecessors. Making us all resilient to a changing climate is now one of them when they are conducting their planning responsibilities.
They volunteered for their role and are accountable to us for their current responsibilities.
BEING "named" by David Hine, I feel I should have the right of reply.
He has "banged off" at a tangent and typically of such "deep greens", it seems to me, very rudely. He has used such insults as "denier"; "paranoiac" and "dystopian", etc, while not addressing at all the central question of my letter.
This was about chemtrails in the sky – those noughts and crosses of aircraft contrails that I have both seen and read about – most recently in Nexus Magazine. Answer gave he none.
The suggestion was made that they may be a secret Government attempt to reduce temperatures by reflecting the sun's heat back into space by spreading from the sky nano particles of such things as aluminium dioxide, barium, arsenic, cadmium and lead – all of which would be poisonous.
Instead of suggesting an answer to this, David Hine goes off on a long rant with what can only be described as religious fervour.
The Western world should now be seeking to unhobble our politics and economies from this damaging climate alarmism. I disagree with everything that Mr Hine has written but "would defend to the death his right to say it". I trust he would grant me the same privilege.
In any event, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), the world's major energy users, will be doing nothing to limit their fossil fuel use. Indeed China is selling to us dim Europeans their wind turbines and solar panels and laughing all the way to the bank, no doubt. At the same time China is building ever more coal-fired power stations. To put it into context, the parts per million (an infinitesimally small amount) of CO2 in the atmosphere would have to increase at the current rate for about 50,000 years before we would suffocate. And whatever we say or do is not going to stop the BRICS countries.
As of last week, there is now some very real hope on the horizon for common sense to return to the West; the landslide election victory of Tony Abbott, in Australia. A strong leader; a conviction politician. He has canvassed on repealing the Australian Carbon Tax and been given a whopping parliamentary majority, in response.