Positive Proof That Carbon Dioxide  (CO2)

IS Not a Driver of Global Warming

© O. R. Adams Jr. 2014


In November, 2013, I wrote the article, A Challenge to Scientists on Whether Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Causes Global Warming. The thrust of the article was that I did not believe that CO2 had any substantial effect, either up or down, on global warming. I suggested that scientists  add CO2 to a particular area and observe the temperatures at various times of the day and night. Record the temperatures at the same times in an adjacent and similar area where CO2 has not been added; and compare the temperatures of the two places.

I have now found some information that may be even better than the research I suggested.  The NOAA Observatory at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, has kept a long-standing record of both CO2 and temperature at that particular place. If an increase in CO2 had a substantial effect on global warming, when it was increased at a particular place, it would necessarily cause warming in that particular area. The below information shows that at Mauna Loa, although the CO2 continually increased, the average temperature did not. In fact, there was a slight decrease – particularly in the last 15 years. This is positive proof that CO2 is not a driver of any global warming, as our government, and the "Global Warmers," have been telling us. There are a number of reputable scientists that have written articles showing how CO2, which is necessary for life on earth, benefits our planet, instead of harming it.


The green uneven plots are the daily CO2 changes, and the green straight line is the fitted straight-line trend from the average of the data. The red is the same for the daily temperature. 

The above chart was from information on the website of Jennifer Marohasy. http://jennifermarohasy.com/2009/09/warming-hawaii-part-2-a-note-from-tim-curtin/ The plot was apparently done by an economist and writer, Tim Curtin.  The information was from the records of the Mauna Loa, Hawaii, observatory, on daily temperature and CO2, both measured night and day, at the site.  The basic information is consistent with a technical paper by B. D. Malamud et al.: Temperature trends at the Mauna Loa observatory, Hawaii. http://www.clim-past.net/7/975/2011/cp-7-975-2011.pdf


Jennifer Marohasy  Jennifer Marohasy is a scientist, author and speaker.

”Dr Marohasy has a PhD from the University of Queensland, worked for twelve years as a researcher for the Queensland government (much of this time based in Madagascar and then Kenya), six years as environmental manager with the Queensland sugar industry, and then six years as a senior fellow at the Melbourne-based Institute of Public Affairs. She is currently an adjunct research fellow at Central Queensland University funded by the B. Macfie Family Foundation.

"Dr Marohasy is sceptical of the consensus on anthropogenic global warming. In her opinion there is no unifying theory of climate and many drivers of climate change.

"Concerned that public policy on environmental issues is increasingly driven by moral crusading, rather than objective science or need, Dr Marohasy has worked to provide an important counterpoint in public debate and discussion. She gives informative talks on rainfall forecasting, fiddling of temperature records, the Great Barrier Reef and the need to restore the Murray River’s estuary." http://jennifermarohasy.com/


Mauna Loa

Photograph by Forrest Mims III

Arrow Prev Arrow NextMauna Loa Observatory (MLO) is a premier atmospheric research facility that has been continuously monitoring and collecting data related to atmospheric change since the 1950's. The undisturbed air, remote location, and minimal influences of vegetation and human activity at MLO are ideal for monitoring constituents in the atmosphere that can cause climate change. The observatory is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) - Global Monitoring Division (GMD).

 I think a further note on this is also important. Although the global CO2 has continually increased over the years, there has been no global warming for 17 years and nine months.

 "According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for May 2014 has just been published, the global warming trend in the 17 years 9 [months] since September 1996 is zero (Fig. 1). The 213 months without global warming represent more than half the 425-month satellite data record since January 1979. No one now in high school has lived through global warming for 17 years and nine months."  http://www.climatedepot.com/2014/06/04/global-temperature-update-still-no-global-warming-for-17-years-9-months-since-sept-1996/



Figure 1. RSS monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature anomalies (dark blue) and trend (thick bright blue line), September 1996 to May 2014, showing no trend for 17 years 9 months. http://www.climatedepot.com/2014/06/04/global-temperature-update-still-no-global-warming-for-17-years-9-months-since-sept-1996/



It is interesting that this Mauna Loa Observatory website, run by a proponent of global warming, proudly displays its information on the increase in CO2, but it is very difficult to find their records of temperature at the same place. And they do not display any plots or graphs on the temperature. I wonder if it is because it is so clearly against their theory on CO2 driving global warming. We are fortunate that someone has undertaken the difficult job of sifting out the information on the temperature there, too. The NOAA claims that the Mauna Loa CO2 records are representative of the global CO2 increases.

The pure fraud being committed on the American people and the people of the world by our government and the "Global Warmers" is the greatest and most expensive fraud in the history of the world. It has been and continues to be extremely destructive to our country.