I used to believe in global warming until I decided …

Comment on Extreme variability: local climate change right now by Sergei Jansons.

I used to believe in global warming until I decided to look up some basic data about CO2. The first thing I looked up was what is the percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere. Since that time, I have asked many people what the % of CO2 is and not one person has known. Most people just accept the generalization that CO2 is extremely high and that the increase is affecting our weather.
Here is the table:
The gases in Earth’s atmosphere include:
• Nitrogen – 78 percent
• Oxygen – 21 percent
• Argon – 0.93 percent
• Carbon dioxide – 0.038 percent
• Other – 0.032%
Total 100%

Notice how small a percentage this is.
The common theory is that CO2 has increased from 280 ppm to 380 ppm, i.e. an increase of 100 ppm. Instead of working in parts per million, let’s reduce it so that our brains can try and visualise this increase. 100 ppm is equivalent of an increase of 1 molecule of CO2 in every 10,000 molecules of the atmosphere.

If we round the 280 and 380 ppm to 300 and 400 respectively, we can say that the number of CO2 molecules in the atmosphere increased from 3 to 4 in every 10,000. So the scientists are saying that because CO2 increased by 1 molecule in every 10,000, that this increase of only 1 molecule is going to increase the temperature of our atmosphere by re-radiating and trapping heat to the rest of the 9,996 molecules.

To me this is not logical.

The next thing to consider is how the media has been pushing that CO2 is a pollutant. Well, it certainly is not a pollutant but it is a necessary part of our world and plants require at least 150 ppm of CO2 to survive. If CO2 drops below that level, plants will die, insects will die and humanity will be cactus. There is also a breathing method called Buteyko that works on learning to hold your breath so that you increase the level of CO2 in your blood stream to improve you health.

What the IPCC models ignore is the variability of the sun and there are many scientists who have been predicting that we are actually moving into an ice age because of sunspot activity or lack of sunspot activity. Please research this a bit more. [Google global cooling for] a different point of view.

[I have also come across articles about record snowfalls and land ice and Russian icebreakers getting stuck in severe ice conditions in the Arctic]

Doesn’t it seem strange that you have this severe cold causing Icebreakers to get stuck but that the Artic is warming? Where does the cold start from now?

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