I’ve just been looking at the subject of global warming and it’s alleged causes. I don’t think anyone is arguing that the earth is not warming, it’s the cause that is in dispute. I know that it is said to be due to an accumulation of greenhouse gases caused by the activities of humans in the last 100 years or so. This allegation is by no means proven, it's a theory supported by an assortment of assumptions.
The major greenhouse gases are water vapour, which causes about 36–70% of the greenhouse effect; carbon dioxide (CO2), which causes 9–26%; methane (CH4), which causes 4–9%; and ozone (O3), which causes 3–7%.
The energy output from the Sun has increased significantly during the 20th century, according to a new study. Many studies have attempted to determine whether there is an upward trend in the average magnitude of sunspots and solar flares over time, but few firm conclusions have been reached.
Further research indicates a number of discrepancies in the claimed 97% of scientists in agreement with the IPCC. For instance only those who publish their science are in agreement, but we know all about publishing science and how it has to pass the peer review test. This automatically rules out every scientist who hasn’t published or failed to get published because his work did not pass the peer review.....or in other words, went against the current climate of opinion. Excuse the pun, but I liked it!
BUT....if the truth be known, it doesn’t really matter what reason is offered for the climate change, the arguments demanding the reduction in the use of fossil fuels, the target of carbon zero, the discovery of finding new forms of energy and its generation is a good thing, in my opinion. I just don’t like the feeling that we are being led by the nose by the so-called experts. We know them well and we don’t trust them.