Revision as of 19:51, 12 October 2007 by Admin
The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine has promoted a paper on global warming entitled "Environmental effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide", which has had a number of incarnations since 1999.
- Soon, W., Sallie L. Baliunas, Arthur B. Robinson, Zachary W. Robinson (1999), Climate Research, 13: 149–164
- 2007 version by Robinson, A., N. Robinson and W. Soon (hereafter RRS)
- The dating of the Sargasso Sea record is 50 years out, because they misunderstand the use of 'BP' (Before Present) dates in paleo-records, which refers to before 1950 AD, not the present day.
- The 2006 plotted value is incorrect. Current SST in the Sargasso Sea region is about half a degree above 23 deg C line and while this was included in the original figure, it has been deleted here.
- RRS state “The average temperature of the Earth has varied within a range of about 3°C during the past 3,000 years”. This is actually derived purely from Figure 1, and show refers the Sargasso Sea temperatures, not any kind of hemispheric or global compilation.
- The notion of 'rebound' of climate from the Little Ice Age has no support in the climate literature.
- Humans exhaling CO2 do not contribute to accumulating GHGs.
- Most of the graphs show amount of fuel burnt, rather than CO2 concentrations, or better still radiative forcing. No direct correlation is expected from hydrocarbon use to climate.
- Neptune is not significantly showing a response to solar forcing “The nature of Neptune’s increasing brightness: evidence for a seasonal response” Sromovsky et al (2003), Suggestive correlations between the brightness of Neptune, solar variability, and Earth's temperature? (Stoat)
- "There is [no correlation] between hydrocarbon use and temperature". This is not true. Even between use and temperature there is a correlation, and between radiative forcing and temperature (the more appropriate comparison) the correlation is stronger.
- Only the Sargasso Sea record the only one used in the paper, rather than any of the compilations