The Case Against Anthropogenic Climate Change

Dan Dennison

 

This presentation examines the validity of the science behind anthropogenic global warming theory, and concludes that some supporting evidence might have been misinterpreted and even misrepresented, and that contrary evidence appears to have been ignored.  An original basis for anthropogenic global warming predictions, the ‘hockey stick’ paper, has been discredited. NASA temperature data has been found to have been misreported. Climate models have proven to be unreliable when ‘look back’ techniques have been used.  Sea levels have actually fallen in some areas that have been designated as the most threatened.  Severe weather events including hurricanes and tornados have not increased in frequency and/or intensity in this century.  Most polar bear populations are either stable or increasing in numbers.  The United Nations Climate Panel predicts that Antarctica will actually increase its snow mass this century.  Substantial scientific evidence points to solar cycles and other natural causes for climate variations occurring in the past, and continuing into the present.  Contrary to the popular press, there is no scientific consensus concerning anthropogenic global warming.  EPA defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.  If indeed finite resources and vast efforts to modify the climate are directed at a nonexistent problem, we are slighting the real needs of the present, as we compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.