As we are all aware, team Obama is pushing hard to take over America’s healthcare. We also need to be vigilant towards his efforts to dominate many other aspects of American life especially, with his Cap and Trade scheme.
In the case of the former, team Obama says that CO2 emissions will dramatically heat the earth. His basis for this is science, especially the models developed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Their most recent prediction (2007) is that climate sensitivity to a doubling of atmospheric greenhouse gas would be likely raise the earth’s temperature somewhere in the range of 2.0°C to 4.5°C.
Well hold on! MIT climate scientists Richard Lindzen and Yong-Sang Choi have published a new study based on actual radiation measurements from satellites. They found earth's sensitivity to carbon impacts its temperatures only about 0.5°C. This is significantly less than the IPCC’s estimate.
What does this mean besides showing us that team Obama is trying to take over American Industry based on suspect science? It means that the science of Global Warming is not settled. Keep this in mind when team Obama tries to ram the catastrophic Cap and Trade Bill down America’s throats.
Lindzen, R. S., and Y.-S. Choi (2009), On the determination of climate feedbacks from ERBE data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L16705, doi:10.1029/2009GL039628.