U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global
Warming Claims in 2007
Senate Report Debunks "Consensus"
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
December 20 AD 2007
[Note that the UN IPCC is the agency that shared the
Nobel Prize with Al Gore,
claiming that “Global Warming” is both significant and man made.
There seems to be a significant difference between the
scientists' research and the bureaucrats' report.]
Tom V. Segalstad, a professor and head of the Geological Museum at the
University of Oslo and formerly an expert reviewer with the UN IPCC,
expressed skepticism of climate fears in 2007. A July 7, 2007 article in
Canada's Financial Post read, "In the real world, as measurable by
science, CO2 in the atmosphere and in the ocean reach a stable balance when the
oceans contain 50 times as much CO2 as the atmosphere. ‘The IPCC postulates an
atmospheric doubling of CO2, meaning that the oceans would need to receive 50
times more CO2 to obtain chemical equilibrium,' explains Prof. Segalstad.
‘This total of 51 times the present amount of carbon in atmospheric CO2
exceeds the known reserves of fossil carbon-- it represents more carbon than
exists in all the coal, gas, and oil that we can exploit anywhere in the
world.'" The article continued, "Also in the real world, Prof.
Segalstad's isotope mass balance calculations -- a standard technique in science
-- show that if CO2 in the atmosphere hhad a lifetime of 50 to 200 years, as
claimed by IPCC scientists, the atmosphere would necessarily have half of its
current CO2 mass. Because this is a nonsensical outcome, the IPCC model
postulates that half of the CO2 must be hiding somewhere, in ‘a missing sink.'
Many studies have sought this missing sink -- a Holy Grail of climate science
research-- without success. ‘It is a search for a mythical CO2 sink to
explain an immeasurable CO2 lifetime to fit a hypothetical CO2 computer model
that purports to show that an impossible amount of fossil fuel burning is
heating the atmosphere,' Prof. Segalstad concludes. ‘It is all a