Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Global Warming

This article came out a bit over a week ago, but I've been meaning to talk about it. It is a bit off topic, but still valuable.
Scientists might not have human behavior to blame for global warming, according to the president of the World Federation of Scientists.

Antonio Zichichi, who is also a retired professor of advanced physics at the University of Bologna, made this assertion today in an address delivered to an international congress sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

The conference, which ends today, is examining "Climate Change and Development."

Zichichi pointed out that human activity has less than a 10% impact on the environment.

He also cited that models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are incoherent and invalid from a scientific point of view. The U.N. commission was founded in 1988 to evaluate the risk of climate change brought on by humans.

Zichichi, who is also member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, showed that the mathematical models used by the IPCC do not correspond to the criteria of the scientific method.

He said that the IPCC used "the method of 'forcing' to arrive at their conclusions that human activity produces meteorological variations."
This is something I've been saying for a long time. This doesn't mean that we can now burn fuels and pollute to our heart's content, we are still the stewards of God's creation, but we don't necessarily need to worship at the altar of this polliticized aspect of global warming and human behavior.

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