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Gore had Cause and Effect Reversed

By Robert Ashworth, Nasif Nahle and Hans Schreuder


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10 May 11 - In Al Gore’s presentation of his "Inconvenient Truth" documentary, he conveniently separated the Vostok Ice core temperature and CO2 graphs so you could not see which came first, a warming spike or a CO2 spike. He said that a CO2 spike came first but alas, it was the just the opposite as shown in the Vostok Ice Core graph below.

          Vostok, Antarctica Ice Core Data
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When both lines are combined on one graph, suitably enlarged and viewed in the correct direction from left to right, it is clearly seen that a warming spike always comes first (blue line) followed by a CO2 increase (red line) some 800 years later.

There are many reasons for the oceans to warm and cool over long periods of time and those influences are not the subject of this paper. Warming of the oceans reduces the solubility of CO2 in water which results in the liberation of CO2. An additional effect of the oceans warming up is that more water vaporizes and for each pound of water evaporated 1,000 Btu of cooling occurs. Increased water vapor and CO2 in the atmosphere then causes a further cooling effect through the reflection of more radiation back to outer space. Nature has this under control.

Gore also gave no explanation what would cause a CO2 spike to occur in the first place. What is so disturbing here is that, just like Al Gore, many climatologists and meteorologists seem to have a problem discerning cause and effect. It is very simple, if what you call an effect comes first, you have it  backwards; a cause always comes first to produce the effect.

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Robert Ashworth is a chemical engineer and member of the American Geophysical Union. He holds 16 US patents and some foreign patents on coal conversion processes and environmental control technologies. In 2001 the Kentucky Governor Paul Patton commissioned him a Kentucky Colonel for his work on clean coal technology.

Nasif Nahle is a University Professor and Director of the Scientific Research Division at Biology Cabinet, Mexico; a Biologist, 1st. Level Certificate in Scientific ICAM Research by the University of Harvard and certificated in Physics, Climatology, Meteorology, Paleontology and Geology. He's a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.

Hans Schreuder is a retired analytical chemist and now webmaster of where he has been promoting scientific scepticism about the man-made aspect of climate change. He is also a co-author of the world’s first book debunking the climate change hype based on the imaginary “greenhouse effect” – Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory.




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