In fact, there is not enough evidence to support that conclusion. Believe it or not, most of the evidence shows that the planet is actually cooling ... not warming.
As a result, "human generated Global Warming" is more of a religious belief than science.
This site provides a lot of generally available data that is totally ignored by the reports in the general press, including "scientific" presentations on TV. Political speeches on this topic (by either side) should always be ignored because they appeal to the emotional side of the argument and seldom contain ANY data. (Of course, obvious lies in a speech reflect directly on the person giving the speech.)
|Background and Definitions||Most people define "Global Warming" as "rich Americans destroying the planet by burning gasoline"|
|Atmospheric Composition||Most Global Warming reports make it sound like most of the atmosphere is made of carbon dioxide. In fact, it is only 0.03% (and seasonally variable). Actually, water vapor (another Green House gas) forms a larger percentage (0 to 4%) and completely swamps the effect of CO2 (except when it is very cold and/or very dry).|
|Atmospheric Analysis||This page examines the atmosphere as a horizontal column at sea level. Analyzed in this manner, a 10 foot chamber with 100% CO2 represents the total amount of CO2 between you and free space. To represent the amount of CO2 on Venus, a similar column needs to be about 324 miles long.|
|Little Ice Age||This refers to the cooling of Europe in the 1600's -
Even though there is considerable debate over when it started and ended and how cold it really was,
any Global Warming data that omits this period of time should be rejected out of hand as being
This CDC graph indicates that the Little Ice Age was from 1300 till sometime after 2010 (the graph actually ends about 1930) with 1650 being close to the coldest. But, since it is a graph - you pick the dates.
|Glaciers||Most Global Warming reports claim that the world's glaciers are shrinking -
so what, some glaciers are currently expanding.
Actually, the reason that glaciers grow or shrink is not well understood
and facts related to this should NOT be used to argue either side of Global Warming
In fact, if all the alpine glaciers that are used in these reports completely disappeared, there would be little or no sea level change - there really is not that much ice involved
|Storms||Without any evidence, and in defiance of the experts, some activists claim that storms will be worse if we don't stop Global Warming. Who's to say that global cooling won't produce worse storms?|
|TV Programs and Documentaries||You would not believe how one sided most "scientific" programs are|
|News Papers||When its in the newspaper, assume it is political|
|Wikipedia||Many people get their information on Global Warming from Wikipedia. These pages contain my thoughts on the quality of that information.|
|Papers||There are lots of professional papers on these topics - normally
I simply reference them in other pages. However, sometimes a specific
paper needs a page to itself.
|Recognizing Bad Arguments||Any report that uses these arguments is suspect
|Greenland||The fact that some Greenland glaciers are retreating is frequently mentioned
in the pro-Global Warming arguments ... however
Virtually everyone agrees that the complete disappearance of the 2-mile-thick (3-kilometer-thick) Greenland Ice Sheet would cause an estimated 23-foot (7-meter) rise in global sea levels.
Greenland went through a rapid warming trend starting in the 1920s, which was followed by cooling temperatures.
|Antarctica||"The Ross Ice shelf broke off - we're in big trouble" ... not really, it may be very big,
but it will have little effect on global climate. The fact that it broke off
also does not indicate a change in global climate.
200 years of data is not enough to define "normal".
However, if the entire Antarctic ice mass melted, we would be in big trouble.
Actually, the fact that the ice mass is increasing could be very serious.
Some valleys that never get above freezing are actually free of ice.
|Mars and Other Planets||Mars is currently undergoing global warming - try and blame that on humans
Venus is hot because it has more atmosphere than Earth
|Positive Effects||Maybe Global Warming is good for us
Increased CO2 makes plants grow faster
Many people prefer Florida to New England or Canada
|How to Reduce Emissions||Replace incandescent lights with fluorescents or LED's
Use a clothes-line, then tumble to soften
About 1/2 of household electricity is used simply to heat water
|A Discussion of Heat||What heat is and how it moves ... including Atmospheric Heat Pipes and why they are important.|
|Data that supports Global Warming||This analysis would be worthless if it did not show BOTH sides of the argument. (I guess that says exactly what I think of most other pages, speeches, etc.) I feel I have presented both sides of most arguments elsewhere. However, these are additional points (not made elsewhere on this page) that could be used to support Global Warming (might not need this section)|
|Additional data that argues against Global Warming||There is some additional data that argues against human produced Global Waming
that does not fit on the other pages
|Model Issues||Problems with the IPCC Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis models
The 2007 report answers all the problems with the first report - NOT
This Simplified Model is frequently used explain how an atmosphere can cause the surface temperature to increase. It is a terrible model to show beginners, but it does prove, without a doubt, that the temperature of Venus is not caused by the Greenhouse Effect.
|GISS GCM Model-E||These pages discuss trying to run the NASA climate model on Windows XP
|EPA Comments||In 2009, the EPA held public hearings and requested comments related to a Supreme Court decision related to
Global Warming - these are what I provided
|Icecore Data|| I have written a program to help plot ice core data. This covers some of what I have learned.
|Junk Science||There are a number of anti-Global Warming articles that apparently just invent facts|
|Religion or Science||Probably move this data to another page|
|Why||This gives some background concerning why I created these pages|
Even the predictions of doom and gloom can be replaced with predictions of a better place to live.
I mean, what is more suspicious than deleting data that might prove you wrong.
If "human generated Global Warming" was a stock,