Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University Lecture Series: “The Copenhagen Climate Summit, in Context: What Came Before, What Happens Next?”

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs: “The Copenhagen Climate Summit, in Context: What Came Before, What Happens Next?”

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At the Princeton University 2010 Speakers Series, Dr. Michael Oppenheimer spoke on the topic of the science of climate change and argued that while Copenhagen was neither the world saving event that the European Union sought it to be, nor was it a failure as it was subsequently branded, but indeed a step and a significant one in the journey of finding a workable solution to the problem of climate change. In this lecture, Dr. Oppenheimer first provides a foundational summary of the science of climate change, and second the key motivations and substance that underpins climate change treaty negotiations. My summary below will follow shortly.

Click here for the Princeton Lecture by Dr. Michael Oppenheimer.

 

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One Comment on “Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University Lecture Series: “The Copenhagen Climate Summit, in Context: What Came Before, What Happens Next?”

  1. CO2 is a “trace gas” in air, insignificant by definition. It absorbs 1/7th as much IR, heat energy, from sunlight as water vapor which has 188 times as many molecules capturing 1200 times as much heat making 99.9% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.1% of it. For this we should destroy our economy?

    There is no possible “greenhouse effect” in an atmosphere. A greenhouse has a solid, clear cover that traps heat. The atmosphere does not trap heat as gas molecules cannot form surfaces as required for greenhouses. Molecules have to be in contact, as in liquids and solids like water and glass, to form surfaces.

    The Medieval Warming from 800 AD to 1300 AD Micheal Mann erased to make his “hockey stick” was several degrees warmer than anything “global warmers” fear. It was the longest time, 500 years, of peace with great abundance for all.

    Vostock Ice Core data analysis show CO2 increases follow temperature increases by 800 years 19 times in 450,000 years. That means temperature change is cause and CO2 change effect; not the other way around. This alone refutes the anthropogenic global warming concept.

    Methane is called “a greenhouse gas 20 to 500 times more potent than CO2,” depending on who is raving, but it is not per the on-line absorption chart at the American Meteorological Society. It has an absorption profile very similar to nitrogen which is classified “transparent” to IR, heat waves and is only present to 18 ppm. “Green vegans” blame cow flatulence for global warming in their war against eating meat.

    Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.

    Most scientists and science educators work for tax supported institutions. They are eager to help government raise more money for them and they love being seen as “saving the planet.”

    Google “Two Minute Conservative,” and you will be applauded when you speak truth at your next dinner party, barbecue or church picnic.

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