Exactly how much is human contribution to climate change?

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Quite often we witness people who accuse others of cherry picking and ignoring the facts but do those very things themselves. An example was the moaning about the heat in France during the soccer tournament as the highest ever (and the result of climate change).

The facts are, and were that in 1930, the temperature in the French Loire valley was 122 degrees (The London Telegraph; Aug. 30, 1930). The real twisted rational comes from those people who push ideas claiming that the present day is the worst that has ever been without checking the historical record. Fires, storms, sea ice and more is covered in “Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People”. The real issue is the effect of humans on the climate.

Most people have witnessed the increase in weather turbulence around the change of the seasons and climate is considered to be time-averaged weather. We all know that the climate does change and that by researching the past we can better understand the current conditions. From “Skepticism: “…. alarmists tend to believe climate model predictions.

Skeptics tend to believe observation-based studies; “… warming of the atmosphere in the last 40 years has only been progressing at about half of the rate predicted by the climate models;” “… if all CO2 emissions in the U S could be halted, the effect on global temperatures by the end of the 21st century would be approximately … 1 percent.” Exactly how much then is the human contribution?

JEREMY CONLIN

Cocolalla

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