It has been a long time since I’ve done a global warming update. I think that is because it’s slowly becoming realized that these global-warming alarmist are nothing more than… anti-capitalist disguised as environmentalist. (Was that a redundancy?) My point has always been that God, the omniscient God of the universe, had designed the planet to handle all the carbon dioxide emissions man can produce. He knew that we would have SUV’s some day and designed the planet to handle it. The latest study from NASA is proving that the earth is doing just that concerning the warming of the planet:
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.
“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”
In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.
The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.
Scientists on all sides of the global warming debate are in general agreement about how much heat is being directly trapped by human emissions of carbon dioxide (the answer is “not much”). However, the single most important issue in the global warming debate is whether carbon dioxide emissions will indirectly trap far more heat by causing large increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds. Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models have predicted.
The point being that the more we know about the planet, the more we see God’s wonderful design. Not that we should abuse the planet. I never argue for that. We are to be good stewards of all that God has given us. I just don’t buy into the argument that we can destroy the planet. That is God’s job, and it’s called judgment day. Until then, the planet will keep on rolling through space just as God designed it to do.