[Coral-List] More Run up for Copenhagen

David M. Lawrence dave at fuzzo.com
Sun Dec 20 10:05:11 EST 2009

I don't know, Gene.  Most of the concern over cooling back then was -- 
as others have pointed out -- that particulates (pollution) would offset 
the effects of warming from increased carbon dioxide.

No reputable scientist, even any reputable stoners of the 70s, 
questioned that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and that it's 
concentration in the atmosphere would affect global temperature.

If more people (i.e., the public and policymakers) understood the 
Stefan-Boltzmann law, I suspect more we would have had a lot less talk 
and a lot more action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by now.

Physics generally rules, like it or not.


Eugene Shinn wrote:
> Young coral-listers will appreciate the mood around 40 years ago. How 
> quickly scientists change.Watch for climate guru in the third video. 
> Gene
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ndHwW8psR8
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tokbiZW3gVY
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nprY2jSI0Ds

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