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FAMOUS LAST WORDS
Global Warming: The alternative View
Professor Giora Shaviv, Department of Physics,
The Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
The recent discussions about the causes of found sharp temperature rises accompanied
Global Warming have become a very hot with carbon dioxide and methane rises and
topic and are at the forefront of the political then declines of all three. The question is
agenda. The threat of Global Warming and why the temperature, carbon dioxide and
the discussion around it are concerning to methane all rose and then decreased at the
everyone but grave mistakes could be made same time? Does carbon dioxide trigger a
because of a lack of proper understanding rise in temperature and methane? Or is it
of the climate. the methane that caused the rise in temper-
Facts are frequently ignored by global
ature? A closer examination discloses that
warming scientists including water vapor
the temperature increases and decreases,
contributing about 70% of the heating of the
which took place over 100,000 years ago,
atmosphere, carbon dioxide contributes
were quasi periodic. So far, no scientists
about 20% and methane contributes about
have succeeded in creating a correct model
10%, though the relative concentration of
or calculation showing the rise of carbon
these gases is not 7:2:1. The absorption
dioxide induces a rise in the temperature
power of methane is much greater than that
and a simultaneous rise with methane.
of water vapor and therefore, an increase in
Moreover, once the carbon dioxide and the
the concentration of methane has a greater
temperature rises, why do both then
effect on the atmosphere than an increase
decrease? Why does the methane decrease?
in water vapors. The classical assumption is
Still the most damaging evidence that carbon
that methane is released by cows, however,
dioxide does not cause a temperature rise
it was recently discovered that methane is
is the fact that, in certain cases, it was
released by volcanic activity, mainly in the
possible to measure that the rise in temper-
deep ocean.
ature preceded the rise in carbon dioxide
and never the other way around. The results
A simple examination of tree rings exposes
for mean temperature of the Earth show no
the fact that the Earth's climate is highly
temperature increase, even a decrease, over
variable, and has even experienced non
the past decade. How can this happen when
regular periodicities. Ice-cores have shown
the amount of carbon dioxide has continued
that long before civilisation existed, we have
to rise at the same time?
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