Last year the climate scientist Murry Salby gave a rivetting presentation to the Sydney Institure to describe the natural processes that dominate the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. A devastating blow to the climate alarmists if the thesis stands up. At the time the full list of slides could not be reproduced but they can all be seen in this presentation, hot off the press from the Institute.
Possibly the main points are (1) the dynamic relationship between the sources and sinks of CO2, with the big source (and sink) being the oceans, (2) the very small human contribution to atmospheric CO2, in the order of 4% and (3) the role of temperature that LEADS rather than following changes in atmospheric CO2.
RIP warming alarmism?
Daniel Hannan, the sensible member of the European Parliament on tour town under discussed the state of the war between the warmists and the sceptics. Faced with the suggestion that the realists have “in effect won the Battle of Midway” and now we are just “mopping up” he was inclined to agree. In Europe they simply can’t afford to waste any more money. Maybe we can:)