Well, if you believe Al Gore’s theory of global warming, you’ll believe that lung cancer causes smoking. Why? Yesterday’s hearing — totally ignored by the mainstream media, as we predicted yesterday (Balance? What balance?) — featured climate expert, and ShopFloor.org friend and contributor Bob Carter.
Gore has claimed that rises in CO2 have tracked a rise in global temperature. Thus, more CO2 causes global warming, QED, right? Well, not so fast. Carter actually looked at the data. While the rise in CO2 and the rise in global temperatures correlate, there’s a very important flaw in Gore’s theory. Here’s what Professor Carter had to say:
“If you look at the ice core records, you will discover that yes, changes in carbon dioxide are accompanied by changes in temperature, but you will also discover that the change in temperature precedes the change in carbon dioxide by several hundred years to a thousand or so years. Reflect on that. And reflect on when you last heard somebody say that they thought lung cancer caused smoking. Because that is what you are arguing if you argue on the glacial time scale that changes in carbon dioxide cause temperature changes. It is the other way around.” (Emphasis ours)
Talk about inconvenient truth!
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