“ Bottom line: Human-caused global warming continues at a dangerous pace, and only human action to slash carbon pollution can stop it.”

It would be more accurate to say that climate improvement continues at a snail’s pace, in spite of massive increases in Carbon Dioxide emissions. The warming peaked in 1998 and has plateaued in the 19 years since then, in spite of this being the period of the most rapid increases in CO2 concentration in our history.

That proves that temperature does not correlate with CO2 concentration, so slashing carbon “pollution” will do nothing except starve the world’s plant life, which has been growing at 20% faster rates during this time compared to 1975 rates. Rather than a pollutant, CO2 should be seen as an essential plant food.

A warmer world is a wetter world with longer growing seasons: that plus the CO2 fertilisation effect is good for agriculture and for nature. We should fear cooling, not warming.

Climate Models are just computer games that predict the results programmed in by the biases of the forecasters: they will never be able to predict the Climate 50 years into the future. Economic forecasts of the costs of warming are an absurdity. A climate model which generates unprovable results is fed into an economic forecast, and we all know economic forecasts, even when built on real-world data instead of computer models’ output, never, ever, work.

I can however forecast with relative certainty that the sea level will rise by 0.2 metre (200cm) in the next Century, not because of AGW, but because we are still warming back to normal after the last ice age, and the sea has been rising 1.9mm per year for the last 10,000 years. That 200cm metre rise will make low-lying coastal areas prone to flooding during high tides over the next few hundred years. We will either withdraw from those areas, or we will defend the low-lying areas the way the Netherlands have done for hundreds of years. Few people worry about slow incremental changes like this, but once the Mediterranean was a valley, not a sea, and you could walk from France to England across what is now the floor of the English Channel. Our descendants will deal with similar changes in the future.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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