Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No evidence of CO2 influence on climate

According to Dr. Noor van Andel, speaking at the Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI):

● The atmosphere has become more transparent to IR radiation in the past 60 years. The “greenhouse effect” has become less.
● Solar constant and the properties of water determine our climate
● Rising surface temperature is tightly controlled by increasing wet convection and concomitant upper tropospheric drying
No observational evidence for influence of CO2 on past or present climate
● Strong observational correlation of solar magnetic activity with climate temperatures,  presumably via cloud condensation nucleation and albedo
It's oceans, clouds and cosmic rays, not CO2.

[via FOS]

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