Wednesday, February 21, 2007

"If the link between CO2 and temperature is not conclusive..."

I posted earlier about an LTE I had published countering an editorial denying global warming. I have since been having a conversation with the author about the scientific merits of the various points in question.

One of the paragraph's in the author's latest attempt at plausible deniability began:

If the link between C02 and temperature is not conclusive


That's interesting. So is this:


(image from Wikimedia commons)

Now, you could argue that the warming causes the CO2 increase and not the other way around, but then you'd be denying the fundamental principle of the greenhouse effect. Not that that matters for Republicans whose Friedmanist worldview is dependent on denying scientific fact.

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