SPPI Monthly CO2 Report: August

By | September 11, 2009

august 09 co2 report


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Edited by Christopher Monckton

[Illustrations, footnotes and references available in PDF version] 

No heat buildup in the oceans = no global warming:
SPPI’s authoritative Monthly CO2 Report for August 2009 announces the publication of a major paper by Professors David Douglass and Robert Knox of the Physics Department in the University of Rochester, New York, demonstrating that the heat buildup in the oceans that is a necessary fingerprint of manmade global warming is not occurring. This is another mortal blow to the alarmist cause in the climate debate. Report, page 4.

“Science should be done by observation, meditation, calculation, and verification. Politicized science cannot usefully inform political decisions.” Editorial comment: Page 3.

The IPCC assumes CO2 concentration will reach 836 ppmv by 2100, but, for almost eight years, CO2 concentration has headed straight for only 570 ppmv by 2100. This alone halves all of the IPCC’s temperature projections. Pages 5-6.

Since 1980 temperature has risen at only 2.3 °F (1.4 °C)/century, not the 7 F° (3.9 C°) the IPCC predicts. Pages 7-9.

Sea level rose just 8 inches in the 20th century, and has scarcely risen since 2006. The oceans are not warming. Pages 10-11.

Arctic sea-ice extent is currently at its summer low, but there is more summer ice than there was in 2007 or 2008. In the Antarctic, sea ice extent reached a record high in 2007. Global sea ice extent shows little trend for 30 years. Pages 12-15.

Hurricane and tropical-cyclone activity is almost at its lowest since satellite measurement began. Pages 16-17.

The Sun is still very quiet. There were no sunspots in August at all. Page 18.

The (very few) benefits and the (very large) costs of the Waxman/Markey Bill are illustrated at Pages 19-21.

Science Focus this month reprints a paper giving the reasons why the great ice sheets will not collapse. Pages 22-28.

As always, there’s our “global warming” ready reckoner, and our monthly selection of scientific papers. Pages 29-34.

And finally, a Technical Note explains how we compile our state-of-the-art CO2 and temperature graphs. Page 35.