[Coral-List] La Nina and global warming

Bill Allison allison.billiam at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 19:18:39 EST 2010

If I read you correctly, it seems paradoxical to state that the GSL
position paper, "... pretty much says what I have been trying to say."
while asserting that the main conclusion of that paper, that
anthropogenic carbon dioxide is the main factor driving climate
change, is pretty much contrary to what you have been trying to say.

For a link complementing your suggestion:


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 2:36 PM, Eugene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu> wrote:
> Dear Listers, Good to see the neurons are firing on all cylinders.
> The Geological Society of London statement
> http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/gsl/views/policy_statements/climatechange
> is well done. It pretty much says what I have been trying to say. I
> was a little concerned that they did not put more emphasis on water
> vapor as the greatest green house gas or methane and others. But then
> the IPCC said little as well. Why are we all so stuck on Co2? Plants
> love it!
>     Also, there was no mention that ice cores show warming occurred
> before Co2 peaked by at least 400 years. Shouldn't it be the other
> way around?  I would like to suggest a new book by Robert Carter a
> well-respected Australian geologist/paleontologist. The title is,
> "Climate: The Counter Consensus.:
> The book is technical but easy reading and is not strident like so
> many anti AGW/IPCC publications. He even discusses corals and ocean
> acidification oops! I meant alkalinity shift, which he clearly
> explains. There is a lot about sea level rise and fall and how it
> depends on where you are. His major point is the IPCC is all about
> "projections" (their words) not predictions as the mass media and
> warming enthusiasts call it. Gene
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