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Dr. Martin Hertzberg: Cooking the books on climate change?

Dr. Martin Hertzberg
Copper Mountain

The June 29 article on “Global Warming” claims “the global temperature has been warmer than 20th century averages … for more than 25 years.” What you weren’t told was that starting in 1989 the number of stations measuring air temperature dropped drastically from 12,000 stations to only half that number and has continued a steady decline. The dropped stations were heavily weighted toward colder stations at high altitudes and high latitudes. Those retained tended to be urban stations with poorly cited thermometers near the center of the “heat island effect” (on paved parking lots, near runways, and near air conditioning compressors). The result was a precipitous rise in the average temperature between 1989 and 1991 larger than any changes previously recorded or any seen since. That increase was indeed “man made” by those who “cooked the books.” What the article also failed to mention was the inconvenient fact that for the last 10 years, temperatures have either remained constant or decreased slightly.

As for the fear-mongering about sea level, its rate of rise has been fairly constant for the last 20 years at a rate that is about the same as it has been for the last 15,000 years. It has actually declined somewhat over the last 10 years, from 4 to 3 mm per year.

The so-called greenhouse effect talked about in the article is a non-existent phantom devoid of physical reality. The theory that human emission of CO2 is causing global warming/climate change is one of the greatest frauds in the history of science. That the government of the United States is a party to that fraud, and that most journalists aid and abet that fraud by parroting the “party line,” is tragic beyond belief.

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