Snap! The Earth Could Warm 18-20 Degrees From Global Cooling

Anthropogenic global cooling causes everything, you know, as highlighted by the Fish Wrap’s Justin Gillis

In an article this week on the relentless rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, I outlined one of the canonical projections of climate science: if the amount of carbon dioxide doubles, the average surface temperature of the earth is likely to increase by 5 or 6 degrees Fahrenheit, a whopping change. I contrasted that with a prediction from skeptics of climate change who contend that the increase is likely to be less than 2 degrees.

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a wonderful Christmas. Doubles from…..what? The IPCC article linked (2nd link in excerpt) doesn’t really say. But, wait, it gets better nuttier

In fact, as Dr. Alley reminds anyone who will listen, and as he recently told a Congressional committee, the estimate of 5 or 6 degrees is actually mildly optimistic. Computer programs used to forecast future climate show it as the most likely outcome from a doubling of carbon dioxide, but those programs also show substantial probabilities that the warming will be much greater.

The true worst case from doubled carbon dioxide is closer to 18 or 20 degrees of warming, Dr. Alley said – an addition of heat so radical that it would render the planet unrecognizable to its present-day inhabitants.

Well, even if possibly true, we’d, you know, adapt and evolve, like Darwinism says. Funny how the alarmists forget about that in face of what anthropogenic global cooling causes.

Dr. Alley calls the usual news media presentation of the issue a form of “false balance.” In his view, mainstream climate science should be seen as coming down on the conservative side of a range of numbers that runs from 2 degrees to 20 degrees. And in setting public policy, he said, lawmakers need to entertain the possibility that any of these numbers is correct.

I’m so glad that the AGC science is giving us such specific numbers. If only there was some actual science involved, instead of visiting Madame Zelda at the carnival.

Meantime, the carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere keeps ticking upward, with 400 parts per million now only a few years away.

Yet, the overall world temperatures have been pretty much stable for the past 15 years, as even Phil Jones acknowledged.

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