An incredible new paper in the reputed Global and Planetary Journal using freely available government data may be about to cause an unwelcome storm for believers in the greenhouse gas theory and the 'green' carbon reductions industry. It's publication is accompanied by a surge in highly-credentialed scientists joining dissenting fledgling science body, Principia Scientific International.*
Norwegian scientists led by Professor Ole Humlum of the University of Oslo analyzed measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide and compared them to temperatures with an astonishing result that throws serious doubt on claims that climate change is carbon related. If verified by other scientists Humlum’s study will confirm the findings of researchers at Principia Scientific International (PSI) who claim they have already refuted the greenhouse gas theory.
The scientists investigated the phase relation (leads/lags) between atmospheric carbon dioxide and global temperatures using standard data series for the period January 1980 to December 2011. They found that changes in global atmospheric CO2 follow 11–12 months behind changes in global sea surface temperature and 9.5–10 months behind changes in global air surface temperature. The findings conflict with the consensus view concerning the greenhouse gas ‘theory’ that says the opposite should happen with temperatures supposedly being driven by any rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2 levels are up 40 percent in recent decades).
Scientists used standard datasets from eight leading government sources including HadCRUT3, NASA’s GISS, CDIAC, NCDC and HadSST2.
Professor Humlum said the best evidence proves there exists a “ high degree of co-variation between all data series.” He said the only two exceptions were the CDIAC data on release of anthropogene CO2 and the GWP data on volcanic eruptions. The professor affirmed that the results were nonetheless conclusive: “changes in CO2 always lagging changes in temperature.”
In addition to the above the scientists also found that “Changes in ocean temperatures explain a substantial part of the observed changes in atmospheric CO2 since January 1980. Changes in atmospheric CO2 are not tracking changes in human emissions.”
The study’s conclusion:
“There exist a clear phase relationship between changes of atmospheric CO2 and the different global temperature records, whether representing sea surface temperature, surface air temperature, or lower troposphere temperature, with changes in the amount of atmospheric CO2 always lagging behind corresponding changes in temperature.”
U.S. Physicist, Dr. Charles Anderson has now published his analysis affirming Professor Humlum's study. Humlum's full report may be accessed at the Global and Planetary Change Volume 100, January 2013
* PSI is proud to announce that Professor Humlum is now a member of it's expanding team of climate experts.