Nice article. I always enjoy
In my mind,
however, Copenhagen failed because the science behind man-made global warming
is biased, unproven and sloppy. Whether you think man causes global warming or
not, can we agree that the United States needs to convene its own objective,
transparent Climate Truth Commission and stop outsourcing our climate science
to the United Nations? It defies common sense that we allow the UN to serve as
both judge (IPCC) and advocate (Kyoto Protocol, Copenhagen).
Much of the
science in the IPCC's 2007 Fourth Assessment Report appears solid. However, I do not believe the conclusion
'CO2 drives global warming' is warranted.
BTW, two of the Climategate scientists were coordinating lead authors of
the report and were among the only 10% or so, of the scientists who participated in
the report, to write the conclusion.
I read the Fourth
Assessment Report. The terms
"uncertain" or "uncertainty" appear over 1,300 times in 900
pages, and the report describes our level of scientific understanding of key
aspects of climate as "low" or "very low." The chapter on
the climate models refers to "significant uncertainties" in all the
models, and states "models still show significant errors."
I would think you
would agree with convening an American Climate Truth Commission if for no other
reason but for the politics of climate change.
The ONLY way the 2/3s of Americans, that now disagree with CO2
regulation, might agree will be because an objective, transparent Climate Truth
Commission finds that CO2 drives global warming.
comment. Please state your source that
Denmark gets 20% of its power from wind.
My research tells me that the Danes over-produce electricity by as much
as 20%. That extra 20% is mostly wind-generated
electricity exported at wholesale and below cost prices. In some years as little as 5% of
wind-generated electricity Denmark actually goes into their own grid. In 2005 9% of the electricity consumed was
generated by nuclear power in other countries.
It is my understanding that Denmark has the highest electricity rates in
Europe, they have not retired a single coal-powered generation plant and they
are not close to meeting their Kyoto goals.
-- Robert Moen,