The purpose of this paper is to provide a layman's critique
of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory, and in particular to
challenge the fairly widespread notion that the science and projected
consequences of AGW currently justify massive spending and government
intervention into the world's economies. This paper will show that
despite good evidence that global temperatures are rising and that CO2 can act
as a greenhouse gas and help to warm the Earth, we are a long way from
attributing all or much of current warming to man-made CO2. We are even
further away from being able to accurately project man's impact on future
climate, and it is a very debatable question whether interventions today to
reduce CO2 emissions will substantially improve the world 50 or 100 years from
Update: If you would like to start with the 60-second version of this long paper, try here first.
Note you may click on any of the chapter links below to see the full chapter in HTML, or see below for links to free pdf versions available for download.
- Charges of Bias
- The Climate Trojan Horse
- The Need to Exaggerate
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